The City Doctoral College is here to support Doctoral Researchers, Early Career Researchers and Graduate Teaching Assistants with all aspects of research, training and ongoing professional development both academically or by enhancing the postgraduate research experience. Working in close partnership with the academic schools, teams within Professional Services and the NUS, the Doctoral College aims to:

  • Work alongside colleagues such as The Students' Union to organise social and networking events and activities that help to build a strong, cohesive PGR community within the University by coordinating community events for you, including induction events for new starters.
  • Develop an alumni network to promote the enhancement of both doctoral researcher development and the doctoral research experience.
  • To guide and support your personal, professional and academic development for the duration of the postgraduate research degree via the Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme, strengthening your existing training and development as provided by your school and department.

Student Feedback and representation

We are committed to improving our services to Doctoral Researchers and welcome you to give feedback on any aspect of our provision directly by email: [email protected]. In addition, we have created a Doctoral College team site, where you can get to know your fellow researchers in an informal setting. Please note that based on feedback, this site is for Doctoral Researchers and Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) based within City, University of London only.

For more formal feedback requests, you can contact your doctoral research representative within your School, Department or Research Centre, in addition to speaking with your supervisor. Further, if you are interested in becoming a Doctoral Research representative, we encourage you to speak to your supervisor.

You are also encouraged to provide feedback on our provision through the biannual Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES), developed by the Higher Education Academy, and through the Research Student Development Group facilitated by the Students' Union.

Academic Regulations for Postgraduate Research Degrees

For detailed information on our Academic Regulations for Postgraduate Research Degrees, you can access the City's Quality Manual, which includes research degree provision for admissions, progress and assessment.