We're all here to get you through
It takes a village to finish a thesis.
From the beginning of your PhD you’ll be allocated a Progression Support Officer. Our officers are specially trained to work with you and your supervisor to identify what barriers exist to completing your PhD and suggest appropriate supports.
We know your degree. We know our stuff.
As part of the process, your progression support officer may assist you by referring you to other relevant university bodies such as the
We also maintain a selection of external resources that you might use- books, websites, blogs, podcasts and video sites that deal with the topic of PhD completion.
But I'm not having problems ... am I?
Despite the best intentions of students and supervisors, sometimes problems that are impacting on the PhD can go unnoticed. That is why we check-in regularly with both you and your supervisor to see how you are going and discuss what is going right and what is going not-so-right.
Many different problems can impact on the completion of a PhD.
- Life changes
- Relationship stress
- Financial difficulties
- Health and/or mental health concerns
- Student-supervisor relationship
- Practical set-backs
- Difficulties with writing
- Issues with your studies
When we meet with you, we work collaboratively to identify things that might be getting in the way. We then link you with the necessary resources to address these issues.