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Doctoral College

Faculty of Medicine welfare support

The Faculty aims to support all students throughout their programme. If you need help or are just unsure of what to do next, there are a number of people who may be able to help you.

Faculty Graduate School Office

At the current time, the Graduate School can be contacted by email ( When we are able to return to campus, the Graduate School Office is located in Southampton General Hospital at:

Room AB205/06                              

Level B Mail Point 801           

South Academic Block              

Southampton General Hospital    

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD          

Tel: +44 (0)23 8079 6685 (xt6685 from within SGH)

The office is open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Faculty Mentoring Scheme

The mentoring scheme allows students to gain support and advice from outside of their supervisory team and direct line management. This support may be anything from a single meeting to discuss a defined issue, through to a long-term mentoring relationship which lasts for the duration of your time in Southampton.

A number of workshops are also organised throughout the year by the mentoring team to help support students and early career researchers. There is a large database of potential mentors available to select from, and help can be given to find the right person to act as a mentor for you. Full information about the mentoring scheme can be found here.

International Students

International students who would like additional help or support may contact the Faculty International Student Advisor (Dr Sylvia Pender - email

Senior Tutor Team

For 2021/22 a new senior tutor role has been created to support al of our postgraduate students in the faculty. At the time of writing this handbook, the role has not yet been filled. If you need to contact either a senior tutor or one of our independent pastoral advisors, please contact the Graduate School Office (

Support through the University

The University offers a wide range of support to all students. A summary of the all of the support services available to students along with links/contact details can be found on the Doctoral College website.

Lifesciences Postgraduate Society (LSPS)

LSPS was formed in 2005 for the integration of PhD and MSc students from the Faculties of Medicine, Health Sciences and Psychology. As a student enrolled on a PhD in Medicine, you are automatically a member of LSPS.

The committee’s aim is to provide networking opportunities and to support students through both academic and social events. The Society is run by a committee of students and they arrange social events throughout the year. They also organise a series of academic talks, inviting distinguished speakers from a range of fields.

Further information is available on the LSPS website and you can contact the committee via email at

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