Doctoral College news

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

Writefest Writing Retreats

We’ve teamed up with several other UK universities to offer collaborative online writing retreats. If you find it’s helpful to be ‘connected’ while you’re writing, simply join one of these retreats and enjoy the silent company. Retreats are of varying lengths and times; some use the pomodoro technique to help you break down your tasks, […]


Toshiba Fellowship Programme

Applications for the 2023-2024 Programme are now open. The application deadline is 24 March 2023. The Toshiba Fellowship Programme offers a unique opportunity for qualified PhD level scientists, to journey alongside Toshiba into innovation discovering a new world of research and development, as well as exploring and living a new cultural experience in Japan initially […]


Writing long-form features with The Conversation’s Insights editors

A training session in writing long-form features for The Conversation, for academics, researchers or PhD candidates who have: The Insights section publishes long reads of up to 4,000 words. These typically combine new investigative research with powerful narratives that grab readers’ attention while hearing from new and under-represented voices. Insights articles may also tell the […]


Bright Club Training

Presentation Skills Plus Wednesday 11 Jan, 1-2pm Can you see the funny side of your research? Bright Club takes a group of researchers and turns them into stand-up comedians for one night only. This virtual workshop is a training session to equip you for this challenge, though there is no obligation to perform if you attend. […]


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