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Doctoral College

Welcome to our world-class research community

Your research degree offers more than a chance to dive deep into your chosen subject. It’s an opportunity to challenge yourself, grow and prepare for a fulfilling career.

The Doctoral College is here to support every aspect of your growth: academic, personal and professional.

From inter-disciplinary development programmes to wellbeing workshops, you’ll find all the opportunities you need to realise your goals.

We’re also here to connect you to an inspiring network of peers, academics and support staff. Together we form a community that’s world class in many areas of research.

Browse the links below to learn more about the opportunities and support you can access.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

Share your feedback and enter the prize draw!

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is open now until 24th March. Your thoughts and opinions really matter to us, and this is a chance to give your views about what you have valued and what changes you would like to see made in the future. 

As a thank you, you will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win e-vouchers up to the value of £100. There are 15 vouchers to be won (5x £100 and 10x £50). More information on PRES is available here.

Find the link in your inbox now and share your views!

Newcastle University Cost of Living Impact Fund 2022/23 – update

In September 2022 we launched our Doctoral College Cost-of-Living Impact Fund 2022/23, The purpose of this fund was to support those PGR students who either have no stipend or whose stipend is below the UKRI rate, the fund provided a one-off payment of up to £400 to mitigate cost-of-living pressures during the Autumn term. To date, we have supported in excess of 210 students.

The Doctoral College is happy to report that the Doctoral College Executive Group has reviewed the Cost-of-Living Impact Fund 2022/23 and agreed to extend the support available into the Spring term (to the end of March 2023).

We would particularly encourage those who meet the eligibility criteria but have not previously applied for cost-of-living support to submit an application. We will also consider further applications from those who have previously received a cost-of-living impact fund payment, provided the application clearly outlines the continuing cost of living impact that you are encountering.

This fund is now open for applications and guidance and the webform can be viewed here. 

Further information on the University's cost of living support and resources can be found here.

There is additional support that continues to be available to students experiencing difficulties. In general, this support is under-subscribed by PGR students. Please refer to additional Personal Support that is available to you here.  

Useful information on ways to manage your money whilst at University can be found here.

The Doctoral College is here to support every aspect of your growth: academic, personal and professional.

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