Doing research

Advice, courses and communities related to doing a PhD, supervising a PhD or working as a member of research staff.

Doing a doctorate

Doing a doctorate

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 your doctorate…

Vitae programmes to use with doctoral candidates – including Effective Researcher, Careers in academia, and Engaging Researcher

Supervising a doctorate

Supervising a doctorate

Advice for supervisors on supporting candidates.

In the early stages – positive relationships…

As they progress – keeping on track…

During the final stages – writing, viva, career support…

Supporting disabled doctoral researchers – fieldwork, academic networks, writing support…

Vitae courses and events

Vitae courses and events

Vitae Researcher Futures. Steer a course through the early years of a research career. Pilot events this year

How to start a business after your PhD. Watch the video of our online hangout

Three Minute Thesis, UK research communication competition

See our forthcoming events listing or ask to receive mailings about Vitae courses and events

Browse Vitae packaged programmes for courses to run with researchers

Part-time researchers

Researchers who have successfully completed a part-time doctorate talk about their experiences on film

Vitae training programme: Part-time researcher

See our events listing for all forthcoming part-time researcher events

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