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Supervisors will be aware of the research costs in their own areas.  With the exception of the Wellcome Trust, none of the agencies produces enough funding to pay the bench costs of a project requiring substantial resources for a student.  You must ensure that you have sufficient funds before committing yourself to take on a new student. Nonetheless by expanding graduate student numbers in the Department, we can also expand the Department’s research strength, prestige, critical mass and eventually staff numbers.  To this end, the Department strongly encourages potential supervisors to take on students.  The Graduate Office will provide what help we can with obtaining sources of funding and with applications for studentships.

PIs - PhD projects please.

"PhD projects please:
We will be placing PhD Project advertisements on ‘’ during the next few weeks.  If you are considering taking a student, could you please supply a project title, 5 key words and a short description of the project (300 words or less).  Please include the skills that will be gained by the student.  Don’t worry if the project doesn’t yet have funding as we will be looking into their funding situation before inviting candidates to interview.
A prompt email response to Fiona Roby would be very much appreciated."