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Settling in at Sussex

Starting a doctorate can seem daunting, so if you’re not sure where to start why not have a read of our suggestions below for settling into life as a doctoral researcher at Sussex.


1. Familiarise yourself with the Doctoral School website and the Research Student Administration Office website

2. Take a look at the Handbook and Regulations for Doctoral Researchers

3. Create records of your supervision meetings using Sussex Direct

5. Have a look at the Sussex Research Hive in the Library- a dedicated work and meeting space for researchers

6. Start thinking about your training and development needs

7. Join in with some online researcher communities

8. Check out the top tools for new researchers (recommended by one of our Researcher Development Programme facilitators, The Digital Researcher)




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