£1 million state-of-the-art Doctoral Research Centre launched at SUMS

— 06.08.19

by Jody Dalton

Management School PhD students are set to benefit from an investment of over £1 million to improve the Doctoral Research Centre, in a bid to further boost student experience and enhance the School’s professional research environment.

The latest addition to the facilities at Sheffield University Management School includes completely refurbished working and social spaces for PhD students. The Doctoral Research Centre, as it will be known, is located on Northumberland Road and has been designed to provide an exceptionally high-quality environment for its users. The makeover provides students with world-class facilities and a professional, flexible working environment that will inspire the next generation of researchers.

The improvements made to the building will ensure an enhanced student experience for doctoral students in the Management School. A key focus of the improvement works was on enabling a strong sense of community to flourish among students. To meet these needs, flexible working spaces such as hot-desking and silent study facilities were created and the building is equipped with improved accessibility features. The improved infrastructure will encourage productive collaboration between students.

The refurbishment stands as a tangible example of the School’s commitment to improving its students’ experience and as a Triple Crown Accredited institution lives up to the exacting standards expected of an elite, world-class management school.

“The new upgrade has brought to our Doctoral Centre a fresh modern look with an up-to-date professional environment, creating a collective surrounding that facilitates mutual collaboration and support. I feel privileged and very comfortable here.”

Paula Kohn, a PhD student from Brazil

The Doctoral Research Centre opened to students in early 2019. Find out more about PhD study at Sheffield University Management School here.

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