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International researcher pages

We are currently developing a series of pages for our international researchers, providing information for new researchers settling in, and highlighting the  support available to international researchers. If you would like to share your thoughts and ideas on helpful content for these pages, get in touch with us at

Researcher Development Online

Our series of online resources provide an opportunity to learn and develop key research skills at a time and place that suits you. Covering the content of our workshops, you can work through them at your own pace. Modules are within Study Direct, so you’ll need your ITS username and password to log in. See Researcher Development Online for all further details.

We have a series of resources to support you in developing your relationship with your supervisor:

Just started at Sussex? Keep a record of meetings with your supervisor using Sussex Direct

If you've just started your doctorate at Sussex, you might not be aware that you can create a record of your supervisory meetings using Sussex Direct.

Once you've created the record an automatic email will be sent to your supervisor who will confirm the record and add any details they wish to be logged.

You can also add comments on your research progress directly into Sussex Direct, by clicking on the ‘study’ tab at the top of the screen. Select ‘timetable’, and go to ‘events booking’.  

For step by step instructions on how to use this tool, please click on the 'help' icon in the ‘events booking screen’.

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