Doctoral School

The Month Ahead: January - February 2017

Researcher Development Programme

Workshops and webinars coming up in January and February include:

  • Literature searching using Web of Science and Scopus: 25th January – spaces available
  • Preparing for your Arts & Humanities viva: 6th February - spaces available
  • Preparing for your Social Science viva: 6th February – spaces available
  • Keeping up to date in your subject: 9th February – fully booked, waiting list in operation
  • Writing your thesis in the Arts & Humanities: 13th February – spaces available
  • Writing your thesis in the Social Sciences: 13th February – spaces available
  • Effective researcher: 17th February – spaces available
  • Finding dissertations and theses for your research: 17th February – spaces available
  • Undertaking a literature review in the social sciences: 24th February – spaces available
  • Kickstart your academic writing: 27th February – spaces available

Visit our webpages to book a place or add your name to a waiting list.


Welcome lunch for new doctoral researchers – 2nd February (11.30 – 13.00)

We would like to invite all new researchers starting their doctorate in January or February 2017 to join us for a light lunch on Thursday 2nd February, from 11.30am - 1pm in Fulton 202.

This informal event will offer the chance for you to meet other new researchers starting at Sussex and to find out about the support available to you from key staff supporting the research community, including:

  • The Doctoral School
  • Research Student Administration Office
  • Library Research Support
  • Sussex Research Hive
  • International Student Support
  • Student Life Centre

We hope you can join us to find out more about the support, activities and opportunities available to you, and how to make the most of your time here.

Book a place


Researcher Development Coffee Morning: Wellbeing – 10th February (12.00 – 13.30) in The Barlow Room, Library Ground Floor

On Friday 10th February the Researcher Development Programme and Research Staff Office are hosting a coffee morning for doctoral researchers, postdoctoral researchers and university colleagues who are involved in supporting researchers. We will be joined by staff from the following professional services, who will be available to answer any questions you have:

  • Researcher Development Programme
  • Research Staff Office
  • Student Life Centre
  • Occupational health
  • Student Support Unit
  • Student’s Union
  • Sussex Sport
  • UCU
  • Counselling Services
  • Revd Chris McDermott, Lead Chaplain

Drop in for free coffee and cake and:

  • Meet other researchers from across the University
  • Chat to our team of researcher developers about any aspect of your career and professional development
  • Find out about the wellbeing support available across the University

No need to book – just turn up to the Barlow Room!


Career planning for PhD researchers – 30th January (13.00 – 14.30)

This workshop run by the Careers and Employability Centre will look at how to develop a successful career as a postgraduate and plan your next career steps.


  • Reflect on your career to date and where to go from here
  • Explore the range of career options open to you after your PhD
  • Identify and take away tailored information resources
  • Learn how to manage your career and take the next step

Book a place via the Careers Hub


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