PGR Dashboard

All things PhD: links to useful documentation and training opportunities for current PGR students

Training and development opportunities are provided for our PGR students throughout the year. Opportunities will be posted on this page and students should check regularly for updates.

PhD students are also encouraged to attend the University wide seminars and events. Full details can be found on the events page.

Plymouth Marjon University PhD and MPhil programmes are accredited by the University of Chichester. Full details of the relvevent policies can be found via the following links.

Univerisity of Chichester Higher Degree Regulations

University of Chichester Research Candidature and Supervision

Research Ethics Policy & Code of Conduct

PGR Handbook (, 454 kbs)

Training

CREST summer school Monday 4th - Tuesday 5th September 2017 Students should submit an expression of interest to research@marjon.ac.uk for the opportunity to attend the CREST summer school. Full details are available at the CREST website.
The Marjon Conference 'Research informed teaching'  Wednesday 13th - Thursday 14th September 2017 All PhD students will be presenting a poster based on their PhD studies. Students are encouraged to attend the full conference programme, which includes training sessions on ethics applications, research grants and assessment.
Higher Education Academy Fellowship - internal route to Associate Fellowship or Fellowship  Ongoing All PhD students undertaking teaching should complete the PG Certificate in Professional Development: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme. This comprises of two, 30 credit modules at level 7. Contact hgoodall@marjon.ac.uk for more information.
Mendeley training workshop Monday 25th September 2017 1100 - 1200. Room 557. A training workshop open to all PGR students on Mendeley and how this can be best used to support your research. Contact sgunard@marjon.ac.uk for more information (no need to register).
Masters research session: Practitioner Day Saturday 7th October 2017 0930 - 1500. Room HDC201. A practitioner focused research and study day open to all Masters and PGR students. To book a place email aroberts@marjon.ac.uk.
Masters research session: Conversations on Research Methodology Saturday 4th November 2017 Details TBC
Masters research session: Gathering stories from research data Saturday 2nd December 2017 Details TBC
Masters research session Saturday 20th January 2018 Details TBC
Masters research session Saturday 10th March 2018 Details TBC

 

The below training forms part of an online training series provided by University of East Anglia available to all PGR students. Sign-up for all pre-Christmas sessions opens on Tuesday 26th September at 0900 by emailing simon.d.watts@uea.ac.uk.

All sessions are delivered via a virtual classroom on Tuesday evenings 1900 - 2100.

10th October  Module 1: Academic Writing What should a literature review do?
17th October Module 1: Academic Writing Writing effectively
24th October  Module 1: Academic Writing Academic publishing
21st October  Module 1: Academic Writing Writing and structuring an effective thesis
7th November  Module 2: Qualitative Research Skills A comparison of qualitative methods 
14th November  Module 2: Qualitative Research Skills Qualitative interviewing
21st November  Module 2: Qualitative Research Skills Analysing qualitative data 
28th November  Module 3: Finishing your PhD Preparing your viva 
5th December  Module 3: Finishing your PhD On the job: securing a first academic post
12th December  Module 3: Finishing your PhD Preparing impactful research proposals & grant applications
     
9th January Module 4: Teaching Skills Preparing & delivering seminars
16th January Module 4: Teaching Skills Preparing & delivering lectures
23rd January Module 4: Teaching Skills Assessment, feedback & module design
30th January Module 4: Teaching Skills What should a literature review do?
6th February Module 1: Academic Writing Writing effectively
13th February Module 1: Academic Writing Academic publishing
20th February Module 1: Academic Writing Writing & structuring an effective thesis
27th February Module 2: Qualitative Research Skills A comparison of qualitative methods
6th March Module 2: Qualitative Research Skills Qualitative interviewing
13th March Module 2: Qualitative Research Skills Analysing qualitative data
20th March Module 3: Finishing your PhD Preparing your viva
     
10th April Module 3: Finishing your PhD On the job: securing a first academic post
17th April Module 3: Finishing your PhD Preparing impactful research proposals & grant applications
24th April Module 4: Teaching Skills Preparing & delivering seminars
1st May Module 4: Teaching Skills Preparing & delivering lectures
8th May Module 4: Teaching Skills Assessment, feedback & module design
15th May Module 5: Quantitative Research Skills A beginner's guide to quantitative research
22nd May Module 5: Quantitative Research Skills Introduction to scale development
29th May Module 5: Quantitative Research Skills Introduction to structural equation modelling

 

PGR documentation

The forms below are required at various stages throughout the PGR cycle. Details can be found within the PGR Handbook.

Form 1 - Registration (, 109 kbs)

Form 2 - Progress Report (word .doc, 99 kbs)

All PGR students will be requested to complete progress reports on an annual basis. Students are encouraged to maintain a Personal Progress Log throughout the year to assist with the Annual Report.

PGR Personal Progress Log (word .doc, 84 kbs)

The Personal Progress Log should be submitted along with the Annual Report.

Ethics documentation

The forms below should be used to submit an application for ethical approval. You should review the initial checklist and guidance in the first instance. Applications and queries should be sent to ethicspanel@marjon.ac.uk. Deadlines for the next panel dates can also be requested via this email, or ask your student representative.

Consent Form (, 69 kbs)