CERD - Postgraduate Student

The Doctoral School

The Doctoral School is a dedicated department for Postgraduate Students promoting the development of postgraduate activity and champion the interests of postgraduate students throughout the University.

We are able to achieve these aims through a variety of different ways, ranging from:

  • Offering education and training courses for both students and academic colleagues
  • Satisfaction surveys for PGR students
  • Hosting networking and social events
  • Annual Postgraduate Student Conference

All of these activities allow us to engage the postgraduate community and support and enhance their student journey.

“The University of Lincoln seemed the obvious choice for my PhD as it offered the course I wanted and also provided the equipment necessary for me to conduct my research.

I also chose Lincoln because of its location in the centre of the city - providing the perfect environment for undisturbed study, its facilities and resources and the safe environment. As an international student it was reassuring to know that Lincoln is one of the safest cities in England.” - Marwan Shaker, Baghdad, Iraq, PhD in Robotics.

Training and Education Programmes

The Doctoral School co-ordinates and delivers a structured training and education programme for both Academic Colleagues and PGR students. This consists of a wide range of skills workshops and dedicated education programmes and learning opportunities.

All details of the training and education programmes can be found on The Doctoral School blog which will direct you through to the online booking system. 


The Doctoral School also hosts and delivers events specifically for postgraduate students throughout the academic year. These events are both of an educational and social nature and provide excellent opportunities to network with fellow postgraduate students and researchers.

Events we host include:

  • Annual postgraduate Student Conference
  • Postgraduate Week
  • Research Seminar Evenings
  • Social Activities

At The Doctoral School we are always receptive to feedback and openly encourage student engagement in the services and facilities we offer, if you would like to submit any ideas for events, training or any other feedback regarding The Doctoral School please contact us.

Contact us

The Doctoral School
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool

+44 (0)1522 837725