Advice and resources related to doing a PhD, supervising a PhD, working as a member of research staff or developing as a PI.
Advice for doctoral candidates
Starting a doctorate – key relationships, planning your project, common challenges…
During your doctorate – raising your profile, managing yourself, staying positive…
Completing your doctorate – writing as you go, viva checklist, finishing…
Advice for research staff
What do research staff say about their experience? The Careers in Research Online Survey runs every two years in the UK
Browse presentations, reports and other outcomes from past events including recorded online hangouts on topics such as make a successful start in your research, get your voice heard and boost your career and develop your profile in and outside academia
Three Minute Thesis, Vitae research communication competition
Equality and diversity in researcher careers.
Institutional case studies examining specific issues and support techniques
Training materials based on a variety of challenging scenarios, most around managing researchers
Actions for All. Ten actions to improve equality and diversity in research
PIs on mentoring research staff - short videos
Experience survey of PIs and research leaders. Read the latest PIRLS report
Search the site for advice to recommend to your researchers. Wide-ranging topics include getting funding, research ethics, authorship and time management