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Doctoral research community

As a doctoral researcher at Southampton you’re part of a community of around 3,600. Here are some ways in which you can get involved, meet your fellow researchers and access support should you need it.

Festival of Doctoral Research

Festival of Doctoral Research

Our annual Festival showcases our doctoral researchers and enables them to connect with each other and the wider community.

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Doctoral College Roadshows

Doctoral College Roadshow

The Roadshow will be back in the Summer when we will be visiting a number of campuses to meet you!

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3MT

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

Our local version of this international competition - held annually.

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Heather Brown Blog in Samoa

Doctoral Researchers in the Field

Every year a number of our doctoral researchers undertake fieldwork as part of their PhD project. Find out a little more about recent trips.

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A letter to my younger self

A letter to my younger self

A selection of distinguished researchers from across the University have written letters to their younger self.

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Celebrating Research

Celebrating the outstanding research and vibrant PGR community at the University, this booklet is jam-packed with photos and interviews from our very first Festival of Doctoral Research in 2016.

Student Union (SUSU) representation

Southampton Student Union (SUSU) PGR Officers represent the views and interests of research students at Southampton, working closely with other student leaders and staff to ensure that you have access to SUSU’s support services and activities. They also work with the University to ensure that you are involved and engaged in developments within your academic department. Visit the Students Union Postgraduate representation page to see who your Postgraduate Officers are.

Photo of Louise Fairless
Studying for a PhD gives you the unique opportunity to carry out independent research in your particular field of interest.
Louise FairlessPhD Biological Sciences, 2013

Read more about the experiences of our current and past postgraduate research students in these profiles:

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