Supporting Postgraduate Researchers

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Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Supporting Postgraduate Researchers

The Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development supports our doctoral students from their first day through to graduation and beyond, through a mix of seminars, workshops, events and activities.

Among the opportunities available are:

  • Welcome programme
  • Theme weeks
  • Research Hootenanny
  • Three Minute Thesis competition
  • PGR Researcher of the Year
  • Doctoral Capability and Development Conference
  • Research Exchange

and many other opportunities. You can see more details of these activities here.

Other support

Coventry University Students Union and Research Reps

All students are automatically members of the Student Union and members of the Postgraduate Guild, within this guild there are research student representatives, their role is to act as link between the students and the SU by representing the needs of the students. They are responsible for organising student forums throughout the year to collect feedback.

Please see the CUSU website for more information.


The library is a great resource for research student, they run a range of workshops and can offer specific support to research students.

Centre for acadmic writing

The Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) provides specialist support to all students on a one-to-one basis as well as providing a variety of useful workshops and tutorials.

SIgma Maths and stats support

The Sigma maths and statistics support team provide specialist support to all students on a one-to-one basis as well as providing a variety of useful workshops.

Heath and wellbeing

The University run support service called Health and Wellbeing encompasses a variety of useful services which you may find useful during your time here, including;