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The University of Brighton Doctoral College is a collective of research degree students, their supervisors, directors of postgraduate studies and specialist research degree administrators. All postgraduate research students are members of the Doctoral College.​

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 Your digital home - supporting your research degree

During your years of doctoral study, you will regularly access Staffcentral, PhD Manager and Studentcentral for both academic and administrative support.

PhD Manager
For managing your research degree and booking onto our researcher development workshops.

For online study (Epigeum) and researcher development workshop material.  


 Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme


PRDP Workshops

Our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme (PRDP) is a lively and challenging programme of workshops, events and seminars designed to support you through your doctoral journey. It is for you, with advice from your supervisors and the Doctoral College, to devise a training and support package that suits your needs. The 2017-18 programme, organised thematically to help you explore and navigate, can be viewed here

To browse workshops in date order and to book a place, log in to PhD Manager and click Calendar on the left-hand menu. From there you can filter by event type (right-hand menu) and book a place by selecting a workshop and clicking Respond

Research Masterclasses

One of the 2017-18 PRDP highlights is our new Research Masterclass Series, a year-long programme of expositions and workshops given by research leaders on their research and methodology. All members of the university are welcome to attend. For details of the sessions, please visit our Research Masterclass page where you will also find a link to our growing video library of masterclasses

Our PRDP workshops are usually held on Wednesday mornings and our masterclasses take place on Wednesday afternoons. 

PhD Student Hub

Every month or so, also on Wednesdays, we have PhD Student Hub, a student-led initiative which invites students to get together over lunch to chat about research and research life. You can find out more on our blog and sign up (optional) on PhD Manager (filter by 'Social'). Students at any stage of doctoral study are welcome to come along.

If you have any questions, please contact Lorraine Slater -


 Doctoral College blog

​Visit the Doctoral College blog, a space for and about our research student community, to find out about news and events from the Doctoral College, and highlights of our students' activities and achievements.

If you'd like to submit a post for our blog, we'd love to hear from you. We're particularly interested in publishing research students' perspectives on doctoral study at Brighton. Topics could include, for example, starting out as a PhD student, life as an international student, presenting at conference, mental health and wellbeing, time management tips, writing advice, surviving the viva, what you wish you’d known when you started, and so on.
Got something to say? Contact Lorraine Slater with a brief outline of your idea.
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