Starting Your PhD/MPhil - Get Set for Success

Postgraduates TalkingYou are joining one of the UK's largest and most vibrant postgraduate research communities.

It's important to get the best possible start to your research degree - developing an effective relationship with your supervisor, planning your work, and identifying opportunities to develop your skills are important first steps. Learn how to start your degree the right way and get set for success in your PhD/MPhil.

Your Guide to Success in Your PhD/MPhil Good Doctorate Videos*
The Graduate School's Top Five Tips for Success in Your Research Degree:

30 minute videos to help you understand what to expect from life as a research student:

  1. Set goals and make them happen
  2. Manage your time and keep to deadlines
  3. Work with your supervisors and make use of their guidance
  4. Ask for help when you need it
  5. Have a positive approach and use the opportunities available

Good Viva VideoVideo The Good Doctorate Video

Video The Good Supervision Video

Video The PhD/MPhil Survival Video 

Video The Good Viva Video

Video The UK Doctorate Video

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