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.

PGR Handbook (, 454 kbs)


CREST summer school Monday 4th - Tuesday 5th September 2017 Students should submit an expression of interest to 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 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 for more information (no need to register).


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 Deadlines for the next panel dates can also be requested via this email, or ask your student representative.