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Get ready for postgraduate study

If you want to start preparing for academic life here in the Graduate School, take a look at some of these helpful resources below.

SPS Student Development Office

Our Student Development Office (SDO) offers skills and employability training through a range of workshops, interactive seminars and placement-based dissertation opportunities. Open to all students in the School of Social and Political Science, it is the framework through which we connect students with the world beyond academia and boost skills for employability. Working together with the School and other parts of the University, the SDO offer a range of support for postgraduate students who are looking to develop their learning and academic skills, including:

Institute for Academic Development

The University's Institute for Academic Development (IAD) support students and staff across the University in their teaching, learning and research.  They offer a range of pre-arrival and on-programme resources and workshops specifically for postgraduate students. You can find out more on the IAD Postgraduate Students webpages.

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