Facilities & ResourcesWe feel that a vibrant Doctoral community enhances our research culture, and provides the life blood of the school. We aim through our programmes to develop well rounded management researchers via an exposure to a wide range of research methods and issues. Our aim is to provide doctoral students the opportunity to maximise their full potential. Details of the infrastructure provided to all PhD students are detailed below.
All students receive research training and supervision from internationally recognised scholars across a wide range of disciplines. The taught component of our doctoral programme, which is in the first year of study, includes modules on developing management research, epistemology, qualitative methods and quantitative methods. In addition to the formal taught component, all students are encouraged to develop their research skills on an ongoing basis via taking additional classes from Business School's master's programmes and other specialist classes in related social science departments such as Economics and Psychology. Also, the School encourages and funds students to partake in specialist courses whether at the data methods institute (University of Nottingham) or workshops at other Universities.
A recent innovation has been the introduction of a series of monthly seminars designed specifically for PhD students. The focus of the seminars is on the research process - particularly the more informal aspects of doing research (and getting it published). These are aspects of researchers' lives that are rarely discussed in journals and books, but are, nevertheless, vital for emergent scholars to understand and appreciate, regardless of their disciplinary field or background. The seminars are conducted by leading scholars in the Business School.
All full-time PhD students are provided with dedicated facilities in terms of desk space, locker space and computer for their three years at NUBS. Furthermore, when students enter their period of writing up a hot-desking room is provided. All part-time PhD students are also provided with hot-desking computer facilities.
Finally, all students are provided with a doctoral research account of £750 to assist with their studies. In addition, the department funds conference and doctoral consortia participation by students.