Creating (C2D)

Invest in our Graduate School as a focus for the co-creation of knowledge & doctoral training.


The University will create visible hubs for graduate level study within the University, servicing the academic aspiration of the undergraduate community, housing facilities and academic communities for graduate students, and facilitating their achievement and engagement in inspirational inter–disciplinary thinking with graduate peers.

The Graduate School will provide a focus for the University’s graduate community and for their interaction with academic staff in areas of research development and research training at graduate and doctoral level, thereby allowing for student and staff interaction that breaks campus/ disciplinary/geographical boundaries and facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

We will invest in a minimum of 50 match-funded PhD studentships per annum in addition to the existing approximately 50 Vice–Chancellor’s Doctoral scholarships. We will actively seek funding to support sector specific doctoral training and apprenticeship schemes.

We will actively increase our proportion of overseas doctoral students and invest in the development of professional doctorates.

Key Performance Indicators:

4. Average UCAS tariff points

8. Staff with doctorates %