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Watch Video - Kieran O'Donnell PhD

Kieran O'Donnell PhD

Kieran talks about his research area, his early impressions of the Doctoral College at Ulster University and how it supports his research experience at Ulster, and shares his future career ambitions.

20 December 2017
Watch Video - Launch of the Doctoral College

Launch of the Doctoral College

Current PhD researchers and an alumnus shared their experiences, career development and the social impact of their work at the launch of the Doctoral College.

15 November 2017
Watch Video - Adrian Johnston PhD

Adrian Johnston PhD

Adrian Johnston, Senior Engineering Manager of Analytics, Seagate Technology PLC talks about his PhD in Informatics at Ulster University

2 November 2017

PRES 2018 - tell us about your research experience

PRES 2018 is due to run from 13 March through to 18 May 2018 and is co-ordinated by the Higher Education Academy. At Ulster University it is administered through the Doctoral College, with the questionnaire being hosted by Bristol Online Surveys. This is your chance as a PhD Researcher to tell us what you think about your experience of doing a research degree here.

Take part in PRES 2018

Latest Events

Latest Doctoral College events


Shut Up and Write @The Docs (Morning Session)

Tuesday 20 March

Time 10:00 to 12:00



Shut Up and Write @ The Docs (Afternoon Session)

Tuesday 20 March

Time 14:00 to 16:00



Doc@Coleraine Lunch Bunch

Wednesday 21 March

Time 12:00 to 14:00

Location Coleraine campus

Doc@Coleraine Lunch Bunch...

Researcher Development Programme

Upcoming workshops for Ulster PhD students - View the Researcher Development Programme

Personal Effectiveness

Building Resilience for Career Success

Tue 20 Mar, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: Coleraine campus

Personal Effectiveness

Building Resilience for Career Success

Tue 20 Mar, 2:00PM - 16:00PM

Location: Magee campus

Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities

Preparing to Submit your Thesis

Tue 20 Mar, 2:00PM - 15:00PM

Location: Jordanstown campus

Personal Effectiveness

Developing a LinkedIn Profile

Thu 22 Mar, 1:00PM - 15:00PM

Location: Off Campus campus

International Students

International Students

Information for overseas students studying at Ulster

Student Monitoring

Immigration monitoring information for all overseas students

Doctorate Extension Scheme

Information on the Doctorate Extension Scheme for Tier 4 visa holders

Visa Extensions

Information for Tier 4 visa holders wishing to extend their visa to complete their research studies

Resources for Researchers & Staff

Here are a variety of topics about which researchers & staff regularly seek information

Handbooks and Policies

The University has prepared several publications, handbooks and documents to help guide research students through their degree programmes.


Information on the various forms and processes involved with research study at Ulster

Researcher Development Programme

This programme consists of workshops, specialist skills sessions, online courses, PhD researcher initiatives and personal development activities


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