learning resources

The University has made considerable investments in learning resources in the last five years.

The main campus library has been refurbished and has state-of-the-art computer facilities, meeting areas, and reproduction facilities for students.  There has been substantial improvement in IT facilities, and our computers and reproduction facilities are regularly updated and expanded. Our restricted-access Postgraduate Centre has a social area, kitchen, free work-place computers and reproduction facilities, along with group- and silent-study room areas. 

Of more specific relevance to potential research students is the provision of:

  • A current collection in the library that supports research skills at PhD level
  • EThOS access to other PhD theses including Regent’s PhD theses
  • An arrangement with the University of London library at Senate House, currently including six-month access for research students or a day pass where appropriate
  • an e-book service to support specialised subjects (students can self-select material within guidelines)
  • Access arrangements for other London libraries, (we will shortly be part of the SCONUL Access scheme)
  • Focused one-to-one information search sessions provided by named Academic Liaison Librarians
  • Email and telephone support from librarians  for researchers as required
  • the provision of inter-library loans 

Business and management

At Regent’s, we focus on supporting research and teaching at both an individual and on a group basis.  We provide workshops for skills development, as well as workshops for developing research and teaching awareness.  We also encourage our staff to further their research by

  • Developing research awareness
  • Implementing an internal system for developing publications output via research paper series,
  • Assisting in selecting and targeting appropriate academic journals, and
  • Promoting the development of research interest groups within the University 

Research activities – workshops and seminars

Research in the Faculty of Business & Management is supported by a programme of targeted activities designed to develop individual and collective research capabilities and skills. These include:

  • Workshops in applying for research funding
  • Workshops on business-to-business marketing and grant applications, in collaboration with the Academy of Marketing
  • Getting published seminar workshops
  • Research techniques workshops
  • SPSS data analysis training event
  • Multivariate analysis and structural equation modelling workshop Qualitative analysis workshop
  • PhD research supervision workshops
  • Writing retreats for researchers
  • Case study writing workshops– hosted by Cranfield University Case Writing Team
  • Faculty research conference
  • Faculty book fair
  • The two research centres, Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies and the Centre for Banking and Finance host international conferences, regular research seminars, workshops and book launches related to the key areas of research

Humanities, arts and social sciences

Regent’s offers research students all the academic advantages of a central London location along with the attractions of working in a uniquely multinational environment. We host a large number of seminars, colloquiums and conferences with participants from academia, politics and business and have close links with professional organisations. The university nurtures a genuine atmosphere of collegiality which fosters inter-disciplinary research. Within Humanities and Social Sciences, we foster a supportive research environment, with extensive training programmes on offer for research staff and students. The activities of our research centres also support this ethos.

Research activities – workshops and seminars

Research in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Science is support by a programme of targeted activities designed to develop individual and collective research capabilities and skills. These include:

  • Quarterly, day-long doctoral sessions including – presentations, critical review, additional selected supervisors and outside academic specialists
  • Advanced research workshop series – specialist convenor sessions focusing on methodology and hands-on practical workshop exercises and/or participants’ data analyses
  • Research training sessions, run by the University of Northampton
  • Quantitative (SPSS) and qualitative (NVivo) practical data analysis workshops
  • Relevant specialist doctoral-level workshops at other UK universities
  • The DPsych training seminars in research skills, interviewing, submission, vivas and more, are available to students on other programmes
  • DPsych professional doctorate also runs faculty webinars/seminars on a variety of topics
  • Within the Networks of Power research centre, we host an international speakers’ seminar, human rights seminars and Networks of Power seminars, as well as book launches and conferences.
  • The Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology Reflections Research Centre (PCPRC) hosts an Annual Research Centre conference, visiting research fellowships and publishes a new bi-annual research journal, Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology Reflections