Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate Researcher Development

Achieving Your Goals and Aspirations

At the University of Lincoln, our postgraduate researchers are able to gain the skills, knowledge, and attributes that can help them meet their career goals and personal aspirations, whether that is in academia or beyond.

We regularly provide opportunities for you to work alongside our expert academics to gain insider knowledge in your chosen field. You can also get involved in the innovative and groundbreaking research that is taking place at Lincoln by working on individual projects or collaborating with our researchers across a dynamic range of institutes, centres, and groups.

Strengthening Your Skills

Our Doctoral School runs a dedicated programme to support your academic, professional, and personal development through a range of training workshops and activities, at all stages of your research. The Researcher Development Programme sessions are delivered by experts, and the programme is aligned with the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, which is a nationally recognised benchmark of the skills and abilities that are needed to be an effective researcher. Development themes include:

Great Central Warehouse Library

Our Library is open 24/7 at peak times and provides access to hundreds of databases and specialist resources. You will also find guides to academic referencing and writing and practical support via webinars, workshops, and one-to-one sessions to help you with your learning and development.

Explore the Library
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Supporting Your Career Development

To help you maximise the value of your qualification, you will have access to our dedicated Careers and Employability Team throughout your studies. With in-depth knowledge and expertise of the labour market, our team of qualified advisors can offer one-to-one support and careers guidance to help you explore your career options, develop your CV, and gain the skills needed for your dream job.

Our Researcher Development Programme also offers a number of workshops to help you navigate your career journey after completing your research degree, while our Schools often provide further training and research opportunities so you can develop those crucial academic and professional skills to help you to stand out from the crowd.

Concordat for Researchers

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is helping to deliver real and lasting improvements in our working environment, employment conditions, and professional development. It includes an action plan to support further training and career opportunities, such as developing entrepreneurial skills for research commercialisation and strategies for wellbeing and mental health.

Read the Concordat
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Postgraduate Research Showcase

Our annual postgraduate conference gives you chance to network and discuss your work with fellow researchers across all disciplines, and features a programme of speakers, postgraduate presentations, a poster showcase, and a plenary session.

East Midlands Doctoral Network

The University of Lincoln is a member of the East Midlands Doctoral Network, which consists of nine universities in the region sharing best practice, resources, and insights into the different aspects of postgraduate research, as well as providing a range of opportunities for collaboration and networking.

The Network holds events and activities throughout the year, including the postgraduate researcher conference, which provides an ideal opportunity for research students from across the region to meet each other, share ideas, and celebrate the quality of their research.

Giambattista Bufalino

Giambattista Bufalino

PhD Educational Research and Development

Giambattista is a Researcher in Education at the University of Catania in Italy, where he teaches courses in General Education and Intercultural Education. He has conducted national and international studies in the fields of teaching and educational leadership and also serves on the editorial boards of a number of education journals.

The rigorous curriculum and the supportive academic environment at Lincoln fostered a deep understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, which was crucial in preparing me for my current role, where I continually apply these skills to conduct impactful educational research. The conferences and seminars also expanded my professional network, connecting me with fellow researchers and practitioners whose insights and collaborations continue to influence my work.

Contact the Postgraduate Team

University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool Campus

+44 (0)1522 886644