Personal and Professional Development

Invest in yourself with our huge range of opportunities to gain skills to enhance your research and prepare for your future career.

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Resources for new students

Find out how the Bristol Doctoral College can support you as you settle into research life and our wonderful city.

Events & opportunities

Connect and collaborate with other postgraduate researchers through our programme of regular and one-off events and activities.

Personal & professional development

The Personal and Professional Development (PPD) programme supports you to become an outstanding researcher.

Doctoral training centres

Bristol has one of the largest concentrations of funding and support for PhD research training in the UK with 30+ bodies offering funded opportunities.

Current research students

We’re here to support your development and enhance your experience with training, events and opportunities.

Study at Bristol

Learn more about your options for postgraduate study, see our research programmes, and details of fees or funding & scholarships.


The Bristol Doctoral College builds relationships with cross-sector organisations, funding agencies and overseas universities.

Be More Empowered for Success PGR

This programme plays a key role in influencing positive change for home Black, Asian and minority ethnic PGRs.

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