This page contains the most general resources: handbooks, regulations and codes of practice pertaining to research at the the University of Sussex. More specific resources can be located in the sub-menu to the left of this page.
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Doctoral Researcher's Companion
Handbook for Doctoral Researchers
Responsibilities of doctoral researchers and supervisors; download the Handbook for Doctoral Researchers [PDF] from the Academic Office. We are working on a series of shorter factsheets derived from the Handbook, that will appear here soon. The handbook is the definitive source for information & guidance on the University’s requirements for your research degree. The Handbook is updated every Summer - be sure to check you have the current version. The Handbook covers:
- Registration procedures;
- Research degree progress;
- Examination and completion;
- Appeals and complaints procedures.
Ordinances and Regulations
The Ordinances and Regulations are updated anually, and can be downloaded in PDF format from the Office of Governance and Secretariat website. Areas covered include:
- Student disciplinary and appeals procedures;
- Titles of degrees and Schools;
- The Students' Union;
- Composition of Council, composition of Senate, elections to Senate;
- Academic titles and dress;
- Degree programmes awarded by the University;
- General University regulations (library, ICT, administrative).
Codes of Practice
The current Code of Practice for Research Degrees can be downloaded from the Academic Office.
Research at Sussex is subject to other Codes of Practice, each of which can be downloaded from the Research Policies page maintained by Research & Enterprise. Codes of Practice you may need to refer to include:
- Intellectual Property;
- Research Governance.