Below are useful resources to support you in the supervision of your PhD students. If you have any further suggestions for materials on this page please contact us by email: 

Useful Websites and Networks

Vitae provide a wide range of invaluable resources for new and existing supervisors and research staff, including tips on supporting researchers at all stages of their doctorate through to completion, careers advise and Every Researcher Counts. You will also have full access to the Researcher Development Framework (RDF).

Vitae advice and guidance – particularly useful if you are new to supervising doctoral candidates: Supervising a Doctorate

Vitae also produce an electronic newsletter, keeping you up-to-date with some serious—and not so serious—aspects of doctorate study. You can join Vitae by registering with your University Email which will enable you full access to their site and resources.

The NCCPE seeks to support a culture change in universities. Our vision is of a higher education sector making a vital, strategic and valued contribution to 21st-century society through its public engagement activity.

The UK Council for Graduate Education is the leading independent representative body for postgraduate education in the UK. We’re a membership organisation providing high-quality leadership and support to our members, to promote a strong and sustainable national postgraduate sector.

The European University Association (EUA) is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation. Thanks to its interaction with a range of other European and international organisations EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard, wherever decisions are being taken that will impact on their activities.

Run by research supervisors, for research supervisors, the network brings together practitioners from across the sector to showcase and develop our understanding of excellence in research supervision.


Further PGR Supervisor  information and resources  

Contact the Doctoral School

If you have any questions or require additional support get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist you.