Doctoral School


Throughout your PhD, you’ll need to maintain contact with the Research Student Administration Office. They are responsible for monitoring and recording the academic progress of research students, and also manage the administration of the examination process from thesis submission to viva outcome.

It’s important that you familiarise yourself with the RSAO website. Here you’ll find complete guidance on all the relevant policies and regulations, and also the requirements for formatting your thesis.

The regulations are updated each year. Previously this was as a Handbook for Doctoral Researchers - please refer to the website for up-to-date information.

In this video, Miles Willey, Head of Research Student Administration, explains the role of his team:

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If your research involves living people or animals, you might need to go through the Ethical Review process before you can begin your fieldwork.

This section also includes information on your Annual Review and planning techniques, along with examples of what you might be doing within the first six months of your PhD.

Doctoral School