Your experience of undertaking a research degree will be very different from your previous experiences as a taught student.

One key element of this journey is that, building on your previous experience as a student, you will start to develop as, and become, a researcher and an expert in your discipline.

This change in your research identity is a journey that may present some challenges to some students, however, becoming aware of this process can really help reducing and manage some of the stress and feelings of doubt.

These pages will provide you with an overview of what you may encounter and how to get supported during the process.