Welcome to Sussex! Induction events for new researchers this September

**Please note: The date of the online induction has changed to Thursday 29 September.** If you're starting a PhD at Sussex this month - congratulations! We're looking forward to welcoming you at various events and helping you settle in over the next few weeks. The whole University community is saddened at the death of Her … Continue reading Welcome to Sussex! Induction events for new researchers this September

Have your say on the future of postgraduate research training – UKRI call for input

UKRI have launched a call for input on the New Deal for Postgraduate Research, seeking views and comments from those with an interest in postgraduate research training with a view to shaping future provision. The consultation is broad, asking how doctoral researchers are supported practically and financially, how they are prepared for rewarding careers, how … Continue reading Have your say on the future of postgraduate research training – UKRI call for input

Sign up for Thesis Boot Camp (21-22 May), an intensive, supportive weekend of writing for late-stage researchers

Are you a late-stage doctoral researcher struggling to finish your thesis? Finding it tough to get motivated and keep putting off your writing? Thesis Boot Camp is for YOU, and it's back after a two-year hiatus, on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May. Join other researchers for an intensive and supportive weekend of writing, giving … Continue reading Sign up for Thesis Boot Camp (21-22 May), an intensive, supportive weekend of writing for late-stage researchers

Guest Post: Up the Hill Backwards with literature searching and synonyms

Anthony McCoubrey is the Research Support Supervisor in the Library, providing support to doctoral researchers across all disciplines at Sussex. When I sat down to write this blog my remit was to write about my job, what I do and how the Library’s Research Support team can support doctoral researchers. But like conducting research itself, … Continue reading Guest Post: Up the Hill Backwards with literature searching and synonyms

Can’t make it to a workshop? Our Researcher Development Online site has you covered

For many doctoral researchers, attending classroom-based workshops on a regular basis is unrealistic - whether that's because of location, caring responsibilities, or because they're studying (and working) part-time. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought this issue to the fore. In the Doctoral School we are committed to providing more online resources that you can engage with … Continue reading Can’t make it to a workshop? Our Researcher Development Online site has you covered

It matters how we open knowledge: Join the Library for Open Access Week, 25-31 October

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make OA the norm in scholarship and research. This … Continue reading It matters how we open knowledge: Join the Library for Open Access Week, 25-31 October

Six top tips if you’re starting your PhD at Sussex

A doctorate is exciting but can be overwhelming – you’re leading your own research project, but where do you start? Here are our top recommendations to help you take your first steps. 1. Find out about support services at SussexIf you weren’t able to make our Welcome sessions, or you want to revisit them, the … Continue reading Six top tips if you’re starting your PhD at Sussex

NEW: Online courses in R, intellectual property, networking and web design

Although the University has returned to classroom teaching, we're aware that for many of you, attending sessions on campus isn't realistic - whether that's because of Covid, or because you're working, have family commitments, or are living elsewhere. While we can't record all of our RDP workshops, we're looking to develop additional online resources where … Continue reading NEW: Online courses in R, intellectual property, networking and web design

Welcome to the Doctoral School! September 2021 induction events for new researchers

We're looking forward to welcoming new researchers to Sussex with some exciting Doctoral School induction events over the next fortnight! Booking is essential as we have limited capacity - see the website for new doctoral researchers to register. If there is a delay to registration and you aren't able to log in to Sussex Direct, … Continue reading Welcome to the Doctoral School! September 2021 induction events for new researchers

Earn the Spirit of Sussex Award – deadline for graduating PGRs 27 September

The Spirit of Sussex Award (SoSA) is a scheme that celebrates Sussex students’ and researchers' extracurricular and voluntary achievements. Many activities PhD researchers engage in are credited by SoSA, including attending an RDP workshop, organising a Researcher-Led Initiative or School event, and writing a bid for funding. The deadline for final year doctoral researchers aiming for a … Continue reading Earn the Spirit of Sussex Award – deadline for graduating PGRs 27 September