An associate researcher is defined as an individual who has applied to spend a specified period of time not normally exceeding one academic or calendar year at Swansea University to undertake research and is not currently registered as a student on a research degree programme at any other university or institute of higher education.
All associate researchers must register at Swansea University and pay the appropriate fees prescribed by the University on registration. All associate researchers must comply with the University’s general regulations.
All associate researchers are required to monitor their allocated University email account throughout the period of registration as all electronic correspondence from the University will only be sent to this account. All associate researchers are strongly advised to use the allocated University email account when communicating with the University.
The decision as to whether an applicant should be admitted as an associate researcher shall rest with the relevant Executive Dean or nominee. Decisions should be based on the following factors:
- whether the Faculty/School is satisfied that the applicant is of the required academic standard to undertake research at the University;
- whether there is an adequately qualified member of staff to act as advisor in accordance with paragraph 3 below;
- whether there are appropriate resources and facilities in place to support the associate researcher.
Every associate researcher will have an advisor appointed by the relevant Executive Dean or nominee who shall act as the administrative point of contact for the associate researcher. A registration agreement detailing access to resources and facilities for the duration of the registration period will be agreed between the associate researcher and the advisor at the point of registration.
Every associate researcher will have access to resources and facilities as agreed at the point of initial registration in the registration agreement.
There are no exit qualifications available for associate researchers.
Allegations of Academic Misconduct shall be considered in accordance with the Swansea University Academic Misconduct procedures and regulations.