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 and participate in 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 relevent policies can be found via the following links.
Univerisity of Chichester Higher Degree Regulations and University of Chichester Higher Degree Regulations: Research Candidature and Supervision
Research Ethics Policy & Code of Conduct
All PGR students have a dedicated supervisory team, who should be students first point of contact for any queries. Students can also contact the Research Office (email@example.com) for any generic/wider queries.
PGR Handbook (, 383 kbs)
UEA Online Training Series (, 638 kbs)
Training & Events
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. Sign-up for all post-Christmas sessions opens on Tuesday 28th November at 0900. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All sessions are delivered via a virtual classroom on Tuesday evenings 1900 - 2100.
Due to high demand, additional sessions have now been added to the schedule below. These are marked * and are delivered via a virtual classroom at 1400 - 1600.
PGR Development & Training
All PGR students are eligible to apply for development funding. This must be done through the Staff Development process using the forms below.
All development requests are subject to the approval of your Director of Studies (line manager) and Faculty Dean. If you are presenting at a conference you will also need to seek approval from the Director of Research.
If/when your development request is fully approved, this should be forwarded to Gail Lammas.
If you require any bookings to be made on your behalf, full details should be submitted to Gail Lammas along with your SD forms. Travel and accommodation requirements should be detailed in full on the SD3 form. Activity booking links and details should be included in the SD1/SD2/accompanying email. If full details are not provided to enable booking this may result in a delay and possibly unsuccessful completion of your request.
Sufficient time should be allowed for development requests. Requests received at short notice may not be able to be booked on your behalf. If you submit requests retrospectively it will not be accepted.
SD1 Staff Development Approval Form (, 73 kbs)
SD1 - To be completed for all development requests
SD2 Conference Attendance Form (, 71 kbs)
SD2 - to also be completed for any conference attendance requests
SD3 Travel Requirements Form (, 68 kbs)
SD3 - full travel and accommodation requirements should be detailed on the form, including specific times/locations/hotel names etc. Any other activity booking requirements should also be detailed.
SD4 Overseas Insurance (, 1,362 kbs)
SD4 - to be submitted to the Vice Chancellors office for any overseas travel
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)
PGR Induction Checklist (, 92 kbs)
Form 2 - Annual Review (word .doc, 94 kbs)
All PGR students will be requested to complete progress reports on an annual basis (end of May). Students are encouraged to maintain a Personal Progress Log throughout the year to assist with the Annual Review.
PGR Personal Progress Log (word .doc, 84 kbs)
The Personal Progress Log should be submitted along with the Annual Report.
Form 3 - Major Review (, 96 kbs)
All PGR students are required to undertake a Major Review (end of Feb). This must be successfully completed for a student to continue on their PhD programme.
Form 4 - Changes to Supervisory Team (word .doc, 94 kbs)
Form 5 - Changes to Candidature (, 94 kbs)
PGR students should refer to the Research Ethics webpage for details on submitting an Ethics application for their project. Applications and queries should be sent to email@example.com.