Websites and Networks

Below you will find useful information and links to online resources to support your research studies

Useful Online Resources and Networks

We collaborate with organisations on a regional, national and international basis who focus on the support and guidance around the doctoral researcher experience.


Vitae provide a huge range of invaluable resources for all types of postgraduate researchers and research staff, including tips on managing your doctorate, working with your supervisors, and careers advice.

They also run a range of events for postgraduate researchers, which includes Doctoral Schools and careers events. Dependent upon your funding source, many of these events are free and may be a good opportunity for you to meet other PhD students and develop your career in research.

Vitae also produce an electronic newsletter for postgraduate researchers, keeping you up-to-date with some serious—and not so serious—aspects of doctorate study.

We are also a member of The East Midlands Doctoral Network (EMDoC), a collaboration of the nine Universities in the region which brings opportunities for you to present at an annual conference and network with peers outside of Lincoln.

Other organisations include:

Useful Links

After Your PhD


Below you will find useful information and guidance on academic referencing

Why is Referencing so Important?

For research degrees you will be expected to reference to an academic standard. Good referencing practice is an important part of avoiding plagiarism. Make referencing easier using software.You will be managing larger numbers of references than you will have done for your previous degrees.

This makes it crucial to manage your referencing well throughout your studies – when it comes to writing up being able to have instant access to all your references and cite them automatically in your document really makes life easier.

You may find using referencing software such as EndNote/EndNote Web, Mendeley or Zotero an invaluable way of keeping track of all your references.

Please contact your subject Librarian or the University of Lincoln library if you have any further queries.

Contact us

If you have a question regarding our researcher development programme or a suggestion for the resources  pages,get in touch with the Doctoral School