Resources and support for postgraduate researchers

We want you to be happy, productive and successful at the University of Dundee. Make the most of your time with us with help from these resources and services.

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Resources for postgraduate researchers

Developed specifically for postgraduate researchers, these resources will help you maintain good mental health and stay on track with your research.

Postgraduate Research Essentials

This guidance covers the essentials of managing your research degree, from the very beginning all the way through to graduation
Postgraduate Research Essentials

PGR Intranet

The Doctoral Academy’s PGR intranet contains guidance for new starters, a calendar of all the events taking place across the University for PGRs, training resource libraries, and blogs.
Login to the PGR intranet

Resilience in Research

With podcasts, blogs and links to further resources, this is your guide to developing your resilience throughout your research career.

The Wellbeing Thesis

This online resource aims to support you with a variety of wellbeing, learning and research topics, including exploring your goals for your research, maintaining motivation, managing stress, and making the research process work for you.

Support services

Our teams are here to support you as a postgraduate researcher.

Enquiry Centre

The Enquiry Centre is your first port of call for queries and questions. 


Registry handles some of the key processes required for managing your degree, including matriculation, fee invoicing, student data, thesis submission, and graduation. The Enquiry Centre will advise you if your question should be directed towards Registry.

International Services

Our friendly international teams give visa and immigration support, provide English language courses and drop-in support sessions, and run a social and cultural programme throughout the year.

Disability Services

Health Service

Advice services and mental health support

Your wellbeing is important to us. If you’re having a difficult time, please talk to the Doctoral Academy staff or to one of the advice services below. You don’t need to wait until you are in a crisis before reaching out.

We also have a number of confidential and impartial advice services that are operated independently of the University, including:

Researcher culture and community

Platforms and digital channels are available for PGRs at the University of Dundee to help them network and establish an online professional presence.

Doctoral Academy Forum

The Doctoral Academy Forum is a PGR-led and owned initiative to discuss matters of concern to the PGR community. All current PGR students at the University of Dundee are automatically members of the Forum. There are identified representatives from the Schools.

The remit of the Doctoral Academy Forum

  • represent a collective voice for all postgraduate researchers on matters or concerns affecting them under the auspices of the Doctoral Academy
  • provide a platform for communication and networking amongst postgraduate researchers and the wider research ecosystem
  • promote the central support and opportunities available for researcher development from across the University
  • facilitate a pan-university community for postgraduate researchers to improve the experience during their time at the University of Dundee
  • influence university policy and practice to address any perceived inequality of opportunity

University of Dundee Postgraduate Society

The University of Dundee Postgraduate Society is a society for all postgraduates (including taught postgrads), providing a space for postgraduate researchers across all disciplines to participate in events, share news, and connect with each other.

School postgraduate societies

Some Schools have their own postgraduate societies which organise social events and community meetings.

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions