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Doctoral College

Supporting you to get more from your research degree and reach your highest potential.

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.

Cost of Living Fund launched for self funded students and those students receiving a stipend below the current UKRI rate

The Newcastle University Cost of Living Impact Fund 2022/23 provides dedicated support to Doctoral and MPhil Students who are Self-Funded.  Following consultation with colleagues and students, we have opened up this fund to Doctoral and MPhil Students who are in receipt of a stipend from an external sponsor, where their sponsor has confirmed they will not be providing an uplift in stipend to the current UKRI rate of £17,668 to cover cost-of-living increases. 

If you are an externally funded student, where your stipend is less then the UKRI level, the University has drafted a letter for you to present to your sponsor - you will find this letter here PGR Cost of Living - letter to Partners Sept 22 (PDF:625.3KB). 

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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