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This course will help you kick-start your DPhil.

course details

This session will set you up to make a success of your DPhil. It will familiarise you with University structures, information and resources, and get you thinking about how best to set yourself up now for a successful DPhil.

You’ll find out about the context of your DPhil and the support available to you; about how to take control, assess your skills and develop them further; how to approach your supervisory relationship; and how to plan and manage your DPhil project. 


By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand what makes a successful DPhil.

  • Be aware of the divisional structure, and of divisional resources available to you.

  • Meet and connect with fellow students.

  • Assess your skills and experience and identify areas for development.

  • Be aware of the supervisor’s perspective and develop strategies to manage your relationship effectively.

  • Develop strategies and use tools to support the planning of your DPhil project.

intended for

First year graduate research students




2nd November 2023 | 11.30 - 14.30


Dr Molly Grace


To book your place on Your Successful DPhil please click here.


When registering for this course, please check our Terms and Conditions.


B1, B2, 

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the the following for more details:

 The Researcher Development Framework page

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.).