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Researcher support

We provide support for all our researchers to enable world-leading research.

At Southampton, we help nurture the careers and goals of our researchers, through specified support services such as the Doctoral College and Research and Innovation Services (RIS). We help our researchers navigate the complete research life-cycle and develop the skills they need to join the next generation of research leaders.

Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Doctoral College

Our Research and Innovation Services team help and support our researchers across a number of areas:

RISContact RIS

Develop with our Doctoral College

Doctoral College

Our Doctoral College is the hub of the University's vibrant and inspiring doctoral research community. It is the focal point for doctoral training and researcher development, supporting our postgraduate researchers through:

Find out more about the Doctoral College


Pure is the leading research information system used by the APP to disseminate our research activity. Pure performs strategic decision-making, supports the management of the University’s research performance and enables the expertise of researchers and departments to be more easily discovered.

The reporting capabilities in Pure will help to ensure Open Access compliance and the eligibility of outputs for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Pure is intuitive to use but a range of support is already available, including Library and Faculty-based experts and online user-guides which can be accessed via the Pure web pages.

Pure Support

Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu)

The Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu) exists to inspire and support high quality public engagement with research across all disciplines at the APP.

Find out more about PERuContact PERu
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