Creating a PhD support network – sign up for the webinar this Thursday

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The Doctoral School is launching a scheme to connect researchers together to create Online Peer Support Groups

This initiative is inspired by Claire Durrant (ESW), who set up a monthly online support group with three other doctoral researchers when she started her PhD. Claire will be hosting a webinar on Thursday 25th June to share her own experiences and show you how to set up your own group, based on the guide she created for the U-DOC Project.

Support groups can guard against isolation, provide on-going support and increase your wellbeing during your PhD. These factors are especially important to address amid the current pandemic.

Many researchers don’t have a ready network of peers to connect with, and opportunities for meeting others in the community are harder to come by in lockdown. That is where the Doctoral School can help, facilitating groups that best meet your research interests and doctoral progress. 

Sign up for the webinar at 13.30 this Thursday to learn more.