The Graduate School's doctoral student coaching programme has been established to provide you with an opportunity to talk, independently from your academic department, about challenges you may be experiencing as you study for your doctorate.  Although the Graduate School's coaching programme primarily focuses on building effective working relationships, it is recognised that there may be other self-development issues that you wish to explore with a coach.  It should be noted that the Careers Service provides a programme of career coaching.

Please read on to learn more about what coaching is and how the doctoral student coaching programme works.  If you would like to learn more about the programme and whether it is suitable for you, please sign up to one of the Graduate School's Drop-In Sessions where you can speak to a coach.   Planned sessions are:

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please email the Manager of the Graduate School and Director of the Doctoral Student Coaching Programme, Laura Lane, providing your name, CID and a brief description (in no more than 200 words) of the topic/issue you would like to explore.  This is to ensure that you can be matched with an appropriate coach and to determine whether coaching can meet your needs.