Information For Current Postgraduate Researchers

Find answers to some of our most
frequently asked questions

On this page you can find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions from postgraduate researchers studying on our CRUK training programmes, including:

  • Non-Clinical Studentships
  • Clinical Research Training Fellowships
  • MB-PhD Studentships

The Manchester cancer training landscape

Discover more information about Manchester’s training landscape and our Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Representatives.

Who are my PGR Representatives and how can they help?
How does my PhD fit into Manchester's cancer training landscape?

Progression and Policies 

Understand more about the processes and policies that impact you and your PhD.

How do I track my PhD milestones and progress?
I am registered with the Doctoral Academy - how do I access additional information on my programme?
I am registered with the Doctoral Academy and as a staff member with UoM HR Services - how do I access information on staff policies?
How do I access CRUK's policies and keep in touch with my funder?
Am I entitled to annual leave?
Who am I represented by at postgraduate level?

Funding and Financial Support

Discover more about the funding in place to support you and your PhD

How do I acknowledge my funding?
How do I use my CRUK consumables budget?
I am experiencing financial hardship. What support is available to me?
What support is available for Article Processing Charges?
What support is available for conference attendance and society membership?

Health and Wellbeing

Supporting you throughout your PhD

How do I access health and wellbeing support?
Where can I find details of support for bullying and harassment?

Career Development

Discover how your Phd will enable you to become a future cancer leader

What University training is available during my PhD?
What career support is available at Manchester?
I am a Clinical Research Training Fellow in my penultimate or final year of my PhD. What follow-up, postdoctoral funding is available?
How do I access MCRC career development training and support?
How do I undertake additional inclusive research training?

Widening Participation and Outreach

Your PhD isn’t just about research – it’s a time for you to develop yourself.

Find out more about the widening participation activities you can undertake as part of your studies in Manchester.

What Widening Participation and outreach opportunities are available at Manchester?

Keeping in Touch

Find out how you can keep in touch with our training team to get the most out of your PhD.

How do I ensure my achievements are highlighted across the MCRC, CRUK Manchester Centre and their partners?
How do I keep up-to-date with Manchester cancer research more broadly?


Why Manchester?

Find out why postgraduate students choose to study in Manchester.

Researcher Stories

Read first-hand experiences of from cancer scientists from across Manchester.


Discover the postgraduate cancer research training opportunities available in Manchester.

Get in Touch

Contact Dr Georgina Binnie-Wright, Postgraduate Programme Manager who manages our postgraduate training programmes