Worldwise News

Online Book Launch: The Hidden Curriculum in Doctoral Education


Dear colleagues,

Please receive this invitation to the online book launch event for our recently published book The Hidden Curriculum in Doctoral Education (Palgrave).

At the same event, we also officially launch our newly established online blog on the same topic.

The book and blog launch event will take place on July 3rd, at 20.00-21.15 CET (GMT+2)

At the launch the four authors will give a short presentation each of one of the book chapters, followed by a Q&A session and more informal discussion with the participants.

For further info about the launch programme, please visit our blog: 

The event is free and open to all who sign up using this link:  (booking closes at 5pm UK time on the 26th June).

Please share this invitation, where you feel able, with colleagues whom you think would be interested.

Hope to see many of you there! 

All the very best, 

Dely Elliot, Kay Guccione, Sofie Kobayashi, and Søren Bengtsen


D. Lazarte Elliot, S.S.E. Bengtsen, K. Guccione, S. Kobayashi

The Hidden Curriculum in Doctoral Education

·        Unveils the concept of the 'hidden curriculum' within doctoral education

·        Emphasises the importance not only of academic support, but the unseen exchange of knowledge and support within and beyond the academy

·        Draws up a framework for a new model aiming to structure learning and maintain wellbeing


This book explores the concept of the ‘hidden curriculum’ within doctoral education. It highlights the unofficial channels of genuine learning typically acquired by doctoral students independent of the physical and metaphorical walls of academia. The doctorate is a huge and complex undertaking which requires a range of support beyond academic foundations. The exchange between official and hidden curricula is therefore key, not just for achieving the qualification, but to also achieve transformative growth. This book offers a framework for a ‘doctoral learning ecology model’ to scaffold learning and sustain wellbeing by leveraging both formal and hidden curricula. This illuminating book will be of interest and value to doctoral researchers, supervisors, and mentors.


Printed book


Ca. 49,99 € | Ca. £44.99 | Ca. $59.99 [1]Ca. 53,49

€ (D) | Ca. 54,99 € (A) |

Ca. CHF 59,00


Available from your library or

MyCopy [3]

Printed eBook for just

€ | $ 24.99

Worldwise news
SRHE appoints new editors for the SRHE Book Series
Call for special issue - Studierbarkeit and Academic Success
Submit by 25.06.21
Networked Learning Conference
10/11 June
Covid-19 & SRHE events/activities
Update (December 2020)
SRHE membership benefits:
Engagement with
the global higher education research community…