All of CASA’s PhD students are provided with a desk and computer within the department and are given full access to its research facilities. In addition, there is a huge range of facilities available as part of UCL and the University of London.
UCL has 16 libraries. In addition to paper resources, thousands of specialised electronic journals and a growing number of books are available for UCL staff and students. The Library also provides access to a variety of bibliographical databases and full-text resources.
The University of London Research Library Services comprise the libraries at the heart of the University of London – the Senate House Library, and those of the Institutes of the School of Advanced Study. These include almost three million volumes and provide over 12 miles of open shelf access to collections. In addition to this, students registered in UCL have access to most academic libraries in London, including those of the London School of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, Birkbeck, etc.
The UCL Doctoral School's Skills Development Programme is open to all Graduate research students at UCL to help them expand generic research skills and personal transferable skills, intended to help in doing research and also to enhance life skills and employability. These are free to registered students.
Finally, a number of small grants are available for travel to conferences and other trips related to PhD study.