Student Support and Training
Our PhD students are supported by an advisory panel, including two Queen Mary supervisors, at least one of whom will have prior supervisory experience. The PhD advisory panel monitor our PhD students’ progression throughout their programme, offering their expertise and feedback to support successful completion of the programme, and also assisting in identifying students’ training requirements.
Training in specific research techniques is provided in the laboratory of the supervisor where other members of the team, and technical staff, are also available to offer their guidance. The School (together with Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry) also runs a programme of seminars on research techniques, intended specifically for research students.
To assist in developing their skills in areas such as time management, independent working, teamwork, preparing and presenting scientific data, our students participate in School events, for example by giving a research presentation. Aside from this, our students also have access to a number of researcher development courses and other training days organised by the Queen Mary Academic Development team and the Doctoral College.
Queen Mary offers a range of central support services to its students, including Advice and Counselling, Disability and Dyslexia, a Student Health Service and Careers advice.