These pages contain information and advice for current PhD students in the Department.
For information about applying to become a PhD student here please see our graduate study pages.
In this section:
- Welcome to new PhDs
The PhD from a student's point of view
- Registration exercise and annual reviews
An explanation of the first year registration exercise and the annual review in subsequent years
- Your supervisor and advisor The role of the supervisor and advisor, and how they are appointed
- Progress log
How to keep a record of action plans, meetings, conferences and training
- Intermission and working away from Cambridge
The procedures for applying to work away from Cambridge or to intermit your studies
- The PhD thesis
Guidelines for researching and writing your thesis
- Submitting your thesis
Applying for appointment of examiners and how to submit
How the PhD thesis is examined
The Student Registry has administrative responsibility for graduate students. You are advised to make yourself familiar with the information on its Cambridge students website, including the Code of Practice for Research Students.
You should use CamSIS for administrative tasks such as applying for leave to work away from Cambridge, updating your personal data (address, phone number etc) and reading your supervision reports.
Supervising undergraduate students
Most of our PhD students give supervisions to undergraduate students: see the information for supervisors to find out about this.