The Doctoral School

Supporting Your Journey

As a postgraduate or PhD student at Lincoln, you’ll be making new discoveries, developing knowledge, and changing the world around you. The Doctoral School is here to support your journey.

The Doctoral School champions the interests of postgraduate students across the University and enables you to benefit from a rich, cross-disciplinary environment with access to tailored support and training. As a dedicated department for postgraduate students, it aims to support and encourage you to get involved in a range of events, activities and groups, while developing skills, knowledge and experience in preparation for your academic and professional career.

The School offers opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary debate through dynamic research groups, non-discipline specific training and development activities within and beyond the University. The team can help to prepare you to undertake research and progress in areas such as presentation skills, data management planning and public speaking. It also promotes e-publishing and helps to expand your horizons through national and international collaboration with other research communities.

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“The Doctoral School has been fundamental to my development as a research student. I have benefitted from the team’s support during my postgraduate degree and from the career development events they facilitate. I’ve recently been appointed as a lecturer in musical theatre; a goal I could not have realised without the support of the University of Lincoln.”

Adam Rush, PhD Performing Arts.

‌Support from Your Students' Union

The University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union offers a range of services aimed at helping all postgraduates get the most out of their time at the University. The SU works closely with the University, resident associations and other local organisations to help ensure you have the best postgraduate experience at Lincoln. It is home to the Mature and Postgraduate Society and coordinates a range of activities and events to get involved in, as well as providing support with academic and welfare issues.

Get Involved

We understand that being a postgraduate student is about much more than the research and study you carry out as part of your degree. That’s why, to expand your skills and contacts, The Doctoral School hosts a range of training and education activities, as well as an exciting programme of social and networking events.

Find out more about the support you can access on The Doctoral School blog. 

Further Information

The Doctoral School
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool

+44 (0)1522 837725