Doctoral College news

The latest news and updates from the postgraduate research (PGR) and early career researcher (ECR) community at the University of Surrey

Award winning Surrey researcher is helping reduce prostate cancer deaths in Trinidad and Tobago

The Rosemary Pope Award is an annual prize within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey which recognises a PhD thesis that makes a significant and outstanding contribution to the study of healthcare education and practice. Dr Michelle King-Okoye won the award this year because of the originality of her research and her new […]


PRES 2019 – Your feedback matters

What is PRES? The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a national survey of postgraduate researchers in the UK which gives you the opportunity to share your experiences of doing a research degree. It is the UK’s primary national survey of postgraduate researchers and the only way for the University to benchmark how we are […]


Navigating the PhD Journey – building career and personal development into your route

In this blog, we (four psychology postgraduate researchers at the University of Surrey) outline our perspectives on the benefits of engaging with ‘extra-curricular’ researcher development activities throughout your time on your research degree programme. It goes without saying that your central tasks as a Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) are conducting your research project, immersing yourself in […]