Share your suggestions for the Consultation on Doctoral Strategy by 30th September

The closing date to provide your thoughts and suggest actions regarding the Doctoral Strategy Action Plan is Monday 30th September

You can suggest actions via our short online form, or alternatively share your ideas with the PGR rep in your area:

Doctoral Strategy

Work has begun to develop a set of guiding principles for doctoral education at Sussex. These values have been drafted with input from members of our Doctoral Committees, including our PGR elected representatives. The principles have recently been endorsed by the University Executive Group, and we are now seeking your views on actions that could be taken, to deliver the principles.

We are seeking your suggestions and ideas on how the University can turn the principles into a strategic action plan that effectively reflects our vision and aspirations for doctoral research at Sussex. The overarching principles fall under the following groups:

  • Celebrate the nature of doctoral research at Sussex
  • Excellence and quality
  • Sussex doctoral researcher experience
  • Research integrity
  • Employability and researcher development
  • Connectivity
  • Supervision
  • Doctoral research environment
  • The Sussex Doctorate

The principles can be viewed in full online on the Doctoral School website.
If you have any questions or queries about the Doctoral Strategy, please contact Miles Willey, Head of Research Student Administration Office and Doctoral School. Alternatively, please email