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Doctoral CollegePGR Handbook

Faculty of Social Sciences

Welcome from Dr Rosalind Willis

Welcome new PhD students! I am the Faculty Director of the Graduate School, and it is my role to ensure our strategies and policies give you the best PGR experience here at Southampton. Our Graduate School prides itself on its student-centred focus, and the team will be working hard to help you throughout your studies. I am delighted to be working with doctoral students, whose research is among the most innovative in the academic community. I look forward to supporting you this year.

Dr Rosalind Willis, Associate Professor in Gerontology, Faculty Director of the Graduate School

Welcome from Dr Ben Saunders

Whether you're new to Southampton or not, I'd like to welcome you all to PGR study. I hope that this latest chapter in your educational journey proves to be a rewarding one. I'm the Deputy Director of the Faculty Graduate School, which means that I oversee our training provision for postgraduate researchers, whether it concerns your immediate studies or later employment. Any training requests can be raised at our regular Graduate School Advisory Group meetings, via your PGR student representatives or Doctoral Programme Directors. I look forward to meeting you all in person, perhaps at our induction session in October.

Dr Ben Saunders, Deputy Director of the Faculty Graduate School


Key Contacts

Key Contacts

Find out who's who in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Key Contacts

Faculty of Social Sciences Intranet

All important documents and guides are available on the Faculty of Social Sciences Team Site.

Information on your School

Faculty Training

Faculty Training

Professional Development within the Faculty of Social Sciences, and key training based in your School.

Support and Welfare

Safety and Support

Information on your safety, Enabling Services and SUSU Student Representation.

Special Considerations

Special Considerations

During your studies, there may be circumstances outside of your control. Information on Special Considerations.

Special Considerations
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