Our blog posts are mostly written by researchers funded by the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership or involved with its events.

UKRI & COVID-19 Extensions

Students whose studentship funding end date is between 1st March 2020 and 31st March 2021, who have not submitted their doctoral thesis and whose work has been affected by the pandemic are now eligible to apply for an extension.

Opportunities: Knowledge Exchange training and projects

Applications open to take part in Collaboration Labs and other initiatives aimed at PGRs looking for professional development opportunities and project funding to engage with external partners. Organised by the University of Manchester, in collaboration with...

Coronavirus guidance from the UKRI

The UKRI has just published its Covid-19 guidance on studentships and so we are now able to offer some further reassurances to our NWCDTP-funded students, their supervisors and all the NWCDTP academic and admin institutional leads.

Is life still good in Manchester? by Susan Jones

This post is part of a series by DevoCulture in the North PGR Policy Correspondents. DevoCulture in the North aims to provide a critical space for civic, cultural and academic partners.

The PhD Bubble by Kerrie McGiveron

Kerrie McGiveron is a first year PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool. Her research interests include New Left activism, second-wave feminism and specifically left-wing radical group Big Flame.