Loughborough Doctoral College

Essential information

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Are you a staff member supporting Doctoral Researchers? Here you will find key documents, information, resources and development opportunities.

For School-specific queries, check out the list of current Directors of Doctoral Programmes (DDP), Deputy DDPs and Doctoral Administrators.

Research ethics, IP and enterprise


Support for supervisors and the Supervisor Development Programme

PhD supervisors are an integral part of research leadership within our Schools, contributing not only to a positive doctoral experience for our Doctoral Researchers, but also to the University’s research ambitions. An outstanding doctoral experience is a core objective of Loughborough’s offering, and PhD supervisors are key to enabling this.

The Supervisor Development Programme supports this ambition by providing targeted development opportunities and support to reflect on and enhance their supervisory practice.

The programme has 4 modules:

  1. The Loughborough PhD Supervisor and Doctoral Experience (15/11/23; 15/02/24; 23/05/24)
  2. Wellbeing and Pastoral Support (17/01/23; 24/04/24; 05/06/24)
  3. Recruitment and Selection for Research Degrees (20/11/23; 08/02/24; 13/05/24)
  4. Building Effective Supervisory Relationships (13/12/23; 07/03/24; 18/06/24)

The programme is delivered collaboratively by both academic and Professional Services staff.

To book live workshops and access on-demand materials, please click the purple button below.