The PhD programme at central immerses each individual into a network of researchers who are keen to share, support and collaborate. This sense of camaraderie is something that is unique to central's research community, and is vital when taking on such a mammoth task. It is also a programme that is continually growing while staying visibly engaged with wider research communities both at and outside of Central. The staff are highly knowledgable, exciting researchers who are keen to support and nurture aspiring academics. There are also multiple events held throughout the year for candidates to present research and engage critically with the work of their peers. Each event offers opportunities to gain knowledge in organizing performance events and conferences. Central also presents opportunities for candidates to make early steps towards an academic career, whether that be teaching, publishing written work, presenting papers or promoting practice as a theatre maker. It's an exciting atmosphere that just gets better and better.