Research culture

Vision and Mission Statements:


  • we see research students as an integral part of DMU’s research environment, making a strong contribution to our research and impact; we will support them in developing excellent research skills that will enhance their future career whether in academia or more widely.


  • to create a supportive environment which supplies a diverse set of research students, academic supervisors and researchers with the appropriate support, governance systems, and encouragement to develop and thrive intellectually and professionally, and achieve their fullest academic potential.
  • the Doctoral College aims to enrich the intellectual life of the University, enabling research students to carry out advanced study and prepare for academic and professional life.

Further Information

We are now running a regular Doctoral College Lecture Series.  You can find out more about this here.

Our annual poster competition has been running for several years now.  You can find out more about this event here.

You many also be interested in the PhD Society.  Open to all Research Degree students and is a way of hopefully connecting up research students here at DMU, to do fun activities, learn from others and hopefully make a few friends! Get in touch via Facebook.


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Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.