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The University of Southampton
Doctoral College

Online training and resources

Take the opportunity to enhance your learning experience and access information that will support your professional, personal and career development.

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Register onto Gradbook


We have a wide range of face to face training courses for postgraduate researchers across the University. You can self enrol and manage booked courses online through Gradbook.

Manadatory training pages

Online mandatory courses

Some important online training is mandatory - find out more about the courses you must complete.

Blackboard login


Blackboard is our virtual learning environment (VLE) where you can find course materials as well as interactive features such as online tests and discussion boards.

Register with Vitae to access membership content


We are a Vitae member which means that all our doctoral researchers have access to tailored resources. To get the most from the membership, register on the Vitae website using your Uni email address.

Career Management

Careers for pgrs

Careers and Employability Service

Careers & Employability Service offer a range of training and other events aimed specifically at career development for postgraduate researchers.

Working as a researcher

Working as a Researcher

A wealth of information, resources and advice to help you in a new role and throughout your career.

Enterprise Support

Enterprise Support

Find out about support you will have for enterprise and research activities.

Research Professional

Research Professional

Research Professional is an online database of research funding opportunities. The University of Southampton has its own subscription. Anyone with a UoS email can create their own account.

Management Pocketbooks

Management PocketBooks

Online pocketbooks cover a wide range of management skills that will support workplace learning and development.

Library Resources

Thesis and LaTeX templates

Thesis & LaTeX Templates

The University provides templates in Word and LaTeX which meet the requirements set out in the Regulations.

Research Data management: Data Plan for your PhD

Research Data Management: Data Plan for your PhD

A data management plan or DMP is a living document that helps you consider how you will organise your data, files, research notes and other supporting documentation throughout the length of the project.

Researcher Academy

Researcher Academy

Researcher Academy provides free e-learning modules designed to support researchers in their research journey.

IT Support

A-Z by software

A-Z by software

A-Z list of e-learning tutorials ranging from Access to Work Skills.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning

You have access to thousands of free online courses through LinkedIn Learning. Learn technology, business and creative skills.

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