The Graduate and Researcher College supports and challenges all postgraduate students and academic and research staff at Kent to grow. We provide an increasingly inclusive and stimulating environment for research training and development. We assist the career progression of our staff and students, inspire them to improve their skills, and extend their horizons.
Founded in 2008, the Graduate School became the Graduate and Researcher College (GRC) in October 2020. Building on 12 years of PG growth and success, the GRC now has an expanded remit to support staff as well as students across the whole academic career span, from postgraduate taught students through to Professor. Located in a dedicated space on the Canterbury campus in Cornwallis East with a training room for all researcher development activities, the GRC is a well-established and vital part of the University of Kent’s fabric.
We will create a dynamic and inclusive researcher community, inspiring and developing research leaders, and forming networks that take on and build Tomorrow’s World.
Find out how we support and challenge Postgraduate students, and Academic and Research staff
Kent is one of the best places in the UK to study for a research degree. Its supportive environment helps to build confidence and the staff are respectful.
The GRC trains, supports and advises a wide range of people, including PGT students, PhD researchers, supervisors, Postgraduate Administrators and academic and research staff at all career stages, with a particular focus on wellbeing and professional development.
You are welcomed into a stimulating and challenging intellectual and social community
Develop your skills and build your networks via the many opportunities we have on offer
Opportunities for the development of transferable skills, personal growth and career progression
We provide a number of scholarship schemes to help fund your PhD at Kent
We provide research funding support, training and development through Research Council partnerships
The GRC offers a number of initiatives that celebrate the hard work of our postgraduate students, researchers and academics.
Find out more about Canterbury, Medway and our European centres.
We offer inspirational teaching and supervision alongside first-class library and IT facilities.
Find out how our research projects are having a direct impact in many different regions.
Come and see Kent for yourself at our Open Events.