Information For Current Postgraduate Researchers

Welcome to your Cancer Research UK-funded postgraduate studies at Manchester. This page aims to answer common queries for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) on our broad range of Cancer Research UK (CRUK) training programmes, including:

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

Appointments to these programmes are administrated annually by the Manchester Cancer Research Centre-Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre Training Office. PGRs based in CRUK Manchester Institute (CRUK MI) groups can access CRUK MI education policy information via The Hub.

The MCRC, CRUK Manchester Centre and CRUK Manchester Institute 

Discover more information about the wider training landscape in Manchester and how a PhD from Manchester will enable you to achieve your best.

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

Need to speak to us or want to stay in touch? We want your input! 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?


MCRC & CRUK Manchester Centre: Training & Education Newsletter

Read the Summer 2021 version of the Training and Education Newsletter

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Your guide to show why Manchester is the place to work or study

Researcher Stories

Experiences from our postgraduate researchers talking about their PhD projects


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Get in Touch

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