Sussex has around 200 staff who are dedicated solely to research as postdoctoral researchers, research assistants or research fellows and who are often engaged on short-term projects.
The Doctoral School at Sussex is deliberately conceived with these staff in mind as well as students undertaking research degrees. This is why Sussex has deliberately chosen to have a Doctoral rather than the more commonly named Graduate School.
The Doctoral School works with senior academic staff, especially Principal Investigators, to ensure that the interests of our research staff early in their research careers are institutionally represented.
We aim to:
- ensure that researchers are supported in managing their careers and are able to plan for a variety of career paths;
- ensure that researchers can disseminate their results and develop their ability to transfer and exploit knowledge;
- develop transferable skills through embedded training within our Academic Schools and through the Doctoral School
The University's investment in the Doctoral School demonstrates the importance Sussex places on its research staff and recognising their contribution to the University's research endeavour.