Applicant support

We aim to make sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed in gaining a ONE Planet studentship, and we are here to guide you through the process.

Everyone is welcome to attend but we are particularly looking to support applicants from the following key areas:

  • UK applicants who are Black, Chinese, Asian, Arabic, or of another non-white ethnicity
  • Graduates who are from the first generation in their family to go to university
  • Applicants who have caring responsibilities


In December 2023 we held a series of webinars to take our candidates through the application process. You can watch the recording here.

Our next webinar is for shortlisted candidates who have been invited to a panel interview. This will take place on Tues 6th February 2024 at 09:30 GMT and we will contact you directly with further information.

We also have a series of other videos that you might find helpful. Please visit here. 

Other resources

Our colleagues at the ECORISC Centre for Doctoral Training - York University, have produced some really helpful videos on 'Preparing your PhD application' and 'Preparing for an interview'.

Visit here to view these resources.

Applicant Mentors

Would you like 1-1 help with your application preparation, or to speak to someone who has successfully been through our application process? Then we are able to help.

Please see below for a list of our dedicated Applicant Mentors, who are happy to be contacted directly. They can discuss any questions that you have about the application process and offer valuable advice and insights. 

Charlotte Osborne

Halinishi Yusuf