Research Students

The Graduate School aims to provide opportunities for you to develop your own unique set of skills and expertise, both to assist with your research project and also to provide desirable skills for employment beyond your doctorate.  While there are many Researcher Development workshops which will be relevant to you, we would also encourage you to take advantage of all opportunities for seminar participation, poster presentation, conference attendance and other academic citizenship activities. ‌Workshops are designed around the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) and each series below correspond to a specific RDF domain.


The Careers Service is a dedicated resource for all students at GCU, including research students, with information on their page.


Vitae is a UK-wide organisation dedicated to researcher development and their website has a wealth of information for researchers.  GCU is a member of Vitae so login with your university email to have access to all the resources on the site.  

Sir Alex Ferguson Library

The library is open 7 days a week, with support available from staff at The Library Desk. Your student card is your library card and you are automatically a member of the library.  when you register. The library homepage can be viewed here.