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.
We are here to support you during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Please monitor your University email account regularly for announcements and updates, and familiarise yourself with the following coronavirus guidance:
For questions relating to coronavirus that are not answered by these guides, please contact email@example.com.
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.
Resilience in Research
Your guide to developing your resilience in an academic environment.
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.
Our teams are here to support you as a postgraduate researcher.
The Enquiry Centre is your first port of call for queries and questions. The highly experienced staff there can help you with a huge range of issues and direct you to the best team to answer your 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.
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 provides a range of services for students and staff with disabilities. For postgraduate researchers with a disability, we recommend that you register with Disability Services as soon as possible so you can be set up quickly with all the support you need.
The Health Service provides first aid, appointments with GPs and mental health nurses, and health-related advice on a variety of topics, including mental health, eating disorders, and sexual health and family planning.
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.
- Student Support Team – available to support postgraduate researchers, this team offers help and support with both work-related and personal challenges
- Chaplaincy - a multi-cultural, supportive environment, the Chaplaincy is open to postgraduate researchers of all faiths and none
- Gender-based violence support
- University Counselling Service – offers free, confidential and non-judgemental counselling and online self-help resources
We also have a number of confidential and impartial advice services that are operated independently of the University, including:
- Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) Advice Service – offers advice on academic support, health, safety, housing, and money
- Citizens Advice Bureau – offers advice on housing, debt, family, law, and many other topics
Please get in touch if you have any questions
+44 (0)1382 384437