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 Supporting your research degree

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

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

Doctoral College Staffcentral: (friendly url for this page).


 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. The workshop programme for 2018-19 will be developed during summer 2018. 

The Online Library of Research Masterclasses

The Doctoral College's Online Library of Research Masterclasses is a collection of video recordings of lectures and workshops from leading academics in a range of disciplines across the university.

Delivered during 2017-18, the masterclass series took 'Methodology' as its theme. Presenters reflected on this and their experiences, and illustrated sessions with examples from their own research and publications.

PhD Student Hub

Every month or so 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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 Acronym Buster

​APR Annual Progression Review​
​(B)DC (Brighton) Doctoral College​
​CoP ​Code of Practice
DPS​ ​Director of Postgraduate Studies
​DDPS ​Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies
​PGR ​Postgraduate Research(er)
​PRDP ​Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme
​RP ​Research Plan
​RSA ​Research Student Administrator

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