Our resources

This page contains a selection of resources developed by the Graduate Campus for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, and for supervisors.

All these documents can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking on the icon.

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Code of Practice for the Doctorate

This official UNIL document clarifies the rights and duties of a doctoral researcher, as well as those of their thesis supervisor. It defines a number of values and principles that underpin the relationship between the thesis supervisor and the doctoral researcher.


"Getting your thesis off to a good start"

This guide provides advice on how to successfully complete the different stages of a thesis. It covers topics ranging from the decision to do a thesis, to time management and how to deal with the sources of stress and doubt.

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"Beyond the Doctorate"

This guide covers the diverse parts of career development with a PhD, in academic research and beyond academia. It takes you from identifying your strengths and writing your CV, to handling the recruitment process.

It's designed to provide you with a toolkit to take your next steps, and gives you ideas on resources to support you on your way.

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Call for Projects

Got an idea for an event? Not sure where to start or how to fund it?

The call for projects is an instrument for early career researchers to create an event that brings together other early career researchers of UNIL, CHUV and Unisanté, no matter what their research domains might be.



Annual reports and surveys


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Annual Thesis Survey | Activity Reports

The Annual Thesis Survey is an online questionnaire composed of a single question sent to all doctoral candidates at UNIL and their supervisors, once a year.

The goal is to allow each person to express their opinion confidentially, and to recall the principles laid down in the Code of Practice for the Doctorate.

You will find the activity reports presenting the key figures on the dedicated web page.

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UNIL Doctorate Holders Career Survey

What happens to graduates after their doctorate? This is the question we ask with our annual survey.

The goal is to provide a year-by-year portrait of doctorate holders three years after graduation, in terms of their current professional situation, the relevance of the doctorate in their professional activity, and their expectations and satisfaction with their professional life after the doctorate.

Read the Uniscope article on the 2018+3 survey.

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