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Progress Log

All PhD students in the GSLS are expected to download, read, and keep up-to-date with their own Progress Log.

Download the Progress Log

The Progress Log is there to help you keep on track with the key stages and expectations during your PhD. It will be a record that you can refer to in your Departmental assessments, and a reminder of your training when you need to write a CV.

Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences


We are the largest centre for research and professionial training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a unique experience to a community of around 2000 postgraduate students spread across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.