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Postgraduate study at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases

Postgraduate-study-webThe PhD student community at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases has over 28 students supported by various funding bodies including Research Councils, EU, Wellcome Trust, Overseas Governments and numerous Charities. A large number of the studentships are collaborative efforts with pharmaceutical companies such as Lilly and Medimmune.

Students’ progress throughout their PhD is closely supervised and monitored; various protocols are in place including research progress reports completed at 4 month intervals and a 9 month upgrade viva voce examination.

As part of their research training, students attend weekly seminars. These cover a wide range of subjects.  There are also various seminars of interest from other departments within the Health Schools.

In addition PhD students organise their own PhD meetings which are held every 2 to 3 weeks. At each meeting 2 students give presentations, then a question and answer session followed by a social gathering with beers and pizza.

During the Spring the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases along with other departments within the Division ofNeuroscience hold a PhD Day. All second year students present posters and 3rd years give oral presentations. Each category is scored and the best are awarded prizes.

Our PhD students take advantage of the King's Centre for Doctoral Studies training programme which includes several courses some of which are targeted at specific discipline-areas, i.e. Starting Your PhD, Writing Up Your Thesis, Preparing for your Viva Voce Examination. Furthermore the School runs courses aimed at wider aspects of research management, i.e. Project Management Techniques for Research Students. A series of "fundamentals" courses aimed at providing core skills required for research students which cover: Time and Workload Management, Presentation Skills, Writing Skills and Career Planning.

Staff contacts

Postgraduate Administrator
Vivien Cheah
Location: WW M.07 

Postgraduate Co-ordinator
Dr Nicola Hamilton-Whitaker
Location: WW 1.26

Student Representatives

Christina Ferguson
Room No: WW 1.24

Yazead Buhidma
Room No. WW 1.18


Download PhD student booklet
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