There is lots of support here for postgraduate researchers at Manchester.
Student support at Manchester
Find information on support available on everything from wellbeing to finance.
The University offers confidential help with any personal issues affecting work and general well-being for all staff and students.
Disability Advisory and Support Service
DASS supports students with additional needs to help you succeed in your studies and your University experience.
Support for PhD students
For academic issues, speak to:
- Advisor / Supervisory team – supervisor, advisors and divisional PGR director
- School support office
- PGR director
To prevent burnout and look after your general wellbeing, speak to:
- Visit the Wellbeing rooms 1st floor, Simon Building (59 on the campus map)
- Learn about meditation at a drop-in session or other wellbeing workshop with the Counselling Service
- Join in with FSE Researcher Development's wellbeing wednesdays or sign-up for an emotional resilience workshop.
- Seek support from peers
For dealing with issues such as bullying and harassment, speak to:
- PGR director
- Harassment advisor or report anonymously online
- Counselling services – located on the 5th floor of Crawford House (31 on the campus map). Services include appointments, self-help services, online resources and group workshops. Support is also available for distance learners and advice on mitigating circumstances.
- The Student Union advice service
For personal issues or a change to your circumstances, speak to:
- Student support services - If you are not sure who to ask go to the Atrium advice 1st floor, University Place (37 on campus map)
- Finances: Student services centre (SSC) – located on Burlington Street (57 on campus map)
- Disability Advisory Support Services (DASS)
- Counselling services
- International support: Student Recruitment and International Division (SSC)
- Student Immigration Team (SSC)
- Student Union (68 on campus map)
- Occupational Health – located in B22 The Mill, Sackville Street (14 on campus map)
- Changes in circumstances: refer to student handbook
- Student Parents & Carers group – contact Joy Stewart
For planning post-PhD, consider:
- Speaking to the University Careers Service
- Attending the annual “Pathways” event
- Ask school research support manager for advice on fellowships
- Self-help tool on alternative post-PhD career pathways
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