PGR Student 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 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 (research@marjon.ac.uk) for any generic/wider queries.

PGR Handbook (, 383 kbs)

Training & Events

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: Research Ethics, Methodology and Methods Saturday 4th November 2017 A practitioner focused research and study day open to all Masters and PGR students. To book a place email aroberts@marjon.ac.uk.
PGR supervisors & students group catch up Tuesday 28th November 2017 1500 - 1700. Room E207. Termly catch up for all PGR supervisors & students.
Masters research session: Gathering stories from research data Saturday 2nd December 2017 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 Saturday 20th January 2018 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 Saturday 10th March 2018 A practitioner focused research and study day open to all Masters and PGR students. To book a place email aroberts@marjon.ac.uk.
PGR supervisors & students group catch up Wednesday 28th March 2018 1600  - 1700. Staff Club. Catch up for all PGR supervisors & students, providing a forum for Research Office updates. This is also an opportunity for students to discuss their projects with a wider group in an informal setting.

 

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 ssf.advancedtraining@uea.ac.uk.

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.

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
20th November* Module 1: Academic Writing What should a literature review do?
21st November* Module 1: Academic Writing Writing effectively
21st November  Module 2: Qualitative Research Skills Analysing qualitative data 
22nd November* Module 1: Academic Writing Academic publishing
23rd November* Module 1: Academic Writing Writing & structuring an effective thesis
27th November* Module 1: Academic Writing What should a literature review do?
28th November* Module 1: Academic Writing Writing effectively
28th November  Module 3: Finishing your PhD Preparing your viva 
29th November* Module 1: Academic Writing Academic publishing
5th December  Module 3: Finishing your PhD On the job: securing a first academic post
5th December* Module 2: Qualitative Research Skills A comparison of qualitative methods
6th December* Module 2: Qualitative Research Skills Qualitative interviewing
7th December* Module 2: Qualitative Research Skills Analysing qualitative data
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
12th February* Module 3: Finishing your PhD Preparing your viva
13th February Module 1: Academic Writing Academic publishing
13th February* Module 3: Finishing your PhD On the job: securing a first academic post
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 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

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 - 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.

Ethics documentation

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 ethicspanel@marjon.ac.uk.