Our postgraduate students are a well integrated and fundamental
part of the research community and contribute a great deal to the
shaping of the school. For this reason, we pride ourselves on
supporting our postgraduate students to make sure that they achieve
their full potential.
We are a vibrant, supportive community and new students are
immediately welcomed into research groups within their school,
where they can contribute to scholarship in their chosen
Research students are supported by at least one main supervisor,
a supervisory team of two additional academics, dedicated research
officers and a training programme tailored to the individual needs
of the student and their field of research study. The supervisory
team offers advice on a continual basis and formally reviews
Research students are encouraged to participate in national
meetings, international conferences and journal paper writing. This
is supported by the University’s postgraduate training scheme, by a
departmental Travel Fund for research students, and by the school’s
own annual industry-sponsored one-day conference.
As much of our work is multidisciplinary, our research students
frequently attend and participate in seminars and events hosted by
other schools and research groups.
As well as support from the School, the University provides a
high quality research environment that stimulates innovation and
supports world class research. Support includes dedicated
facilities for postgraduate students.