Coronavirus Recovery: advice and latest information

Information for Postgraduate Research Students

We recognise that the coronavirus outbreak is unprecedented and are therefore implementing measures to support postgraduate research students. We are monitoring the situation and please check this website regularly to keep up to date with latest advice.

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Undertaking your postgraduate research studies online or remotely

The University took the decision to suspend all face-to-face teaching from Monday 16th March.

This decision encompasses the suspension of face-to-face supervision, assessment and progression for postgraduate research students. All supervision, assessment and progression (including Viva examinations, thesis submission and confirmation of candidature) will take place online.

  • We expect supervision to continue to take place online (through Zoom, Skype or your preferred telecommunications channel) on a regular basis.
  • If one of your supervisors is unwell, normal procedures should follow to enable other supervisors to cover for them.
  • If all supervisors are unwell, please contact your School or College which should be able to identify suitable cover in this instance.

If you have been provided with University equipment (such as a laptop or tablet) to undertake your studies, you will be able to take these home with you provided that you have informed your supervisor(s) and PGR Administrators that you plan to do so.

You can access a variety of online resources designed for postgraduate researchers to support your skills training and development. You can access these resources through Blackboard under the 'Research Skills' module.


Candidature and Progression

Funding and Payments

Submission of Thesis, Viva Examination and Completion

Conducting Research

Admission and Enrolment

Events and Activities

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