External Opportunities

The Graduate School Researcher Development Team hand-select the most relevant, exciting external opportunities from our University partners and beyond to provide inspiration to guide your development and expand your network. Please see below for the latest opportunities and events:

Scottish Crucible 2019

Scottish Crucible inspires greater creativity and innovation via collaboration and cooperation between highly accomplished and skilled individuals with diverse backgrounds and from a broad range of Scottish organisations. It offers the highest quality personal development experience for competitively-selected ‘research leaders of the future’ from academia, research institutes and business.

Keep an eye on the Scottish Crucible page to see the latest call for applications.

Vitae Online Guide: Starting your PhD

Starting a PhD can seem daunting, but taking a professional approach to your development from the start can help make the path smoother, and enable you to be a more successful researcher in the long run.

You will find some helpful advice to making a successful start in your research from Vitae 

Please note that you will need to be registered to the Vitae website with your university address to access some of this content.

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) is the UK's largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in social science. By combining the expertise of sixteen universities across Scotland, the school facilitates world-class PhD research. The school is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council. If you are a research student whose research involves any discipline in social sciences, follow this link to find out what kind of support and training you can get from SGSSS.