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Doctoral students and researchers in NMRU
Doctoral students and researchers in NMRU

 

Introduction

Regulations

Duration of study

Student seminar series

Student research projects

Research training

Keeping records

Postgraduate Research Committee (PGRC)

Student representation

Progress Monitoring by PGRC

Schedule of PGRC Meetings

PGRC Members


 

Introduction

Students wishing to undertake a PhD register as an undifferentiated research student in the first instance.  Only on successful submission to a differentiation panel can students proceed to PhD.  Differentiation normally involves a written submission of progress, a recommendation from supervisors and an interview or presentation to the differentiation panel.  Differentiation normally takes place no less than six months and no more than nine months after first registration (full-time students).

 

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Regulations

More information is available from Postgraduate Office website.  In particular  from which some of the following information has been taken.More specifically you should familiarize yourself with the Institutional Code of Practice regarding the conduct of higher degrees by research.This includes downloadable information about the Code of Good Conduct in Research and the Postgraduate Research Student Handbook among other things.

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Duration of study

It is important that students complete their work and research degree in a timely way and the University has established the following timeframes for completion.Please note that completion refers to the time taken from first registration as an undifferentiated research student to successful completion of a viva voce (and not time to submission).

Research degree

Full-time study

Part-time study

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

MPhil

1 year

2 years

2 years

4 years

PhD

2 years

3 years

4 years

6 years

 

 

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Student Seminar Series

 

We run a series of seminars conducted by the Postgraduate Research Students.  Students and staff are welcome to attend.    

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Student research projects

 

The following students are registered in the School.

Jenny McGaughey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Realistic Evaluation of two clinical innovations for early detection and treatment of deterioration in patients in three acute hospital Trusts.

 

 

  Sandra Ryan Fellowship (School Internal)

 

 

PhD full-time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The following students are registered in another School but co-supervised from the School of Nursing & Midwifery.

 

 

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Research training

 

Training in research and other transferable skills is a fundamental part of undertaking a PhD.  The Postgraduate Office have provided clear guidance for  students  and  supervisors regarding University requirements for training.  More specifically a Postgraduate Skills and Training Programme is now available with a wide range of courses.

 

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Keeping records

It is good practice to maintain written and electronic records of your experiences and learning during the course of your research degree.  Please use the following downloads or links to help you maintain records of your progress and supervision.

 

Record of Research Supervision

Record of research training

Progress Monitoring Research 2007 -08

 

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Postgraduate Research Committee (PGRC)

The School's Postgraduate Research Committee (PGRC) was set up in January 2006 to monitor research student progress and welfare, consider new applications to undertake higher degrees by research and to provide strategic direction with regard to the recruitment and successful completion of research students in the School.

 

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Student representation

At the first meeting of the doctoral students (19th January 2007) nominations were received for student representatives on the PGRC.   

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Progress Monitoring by PGRC

Monitoring of student progress takes place on an annual basis by the PGRC.  This normally involves the student and supervisors completing an annual progress monitoring form (see 'Keeping Records').  This process is intended to be an interactive one where students and supervisors agree on the progress made during the most recent academic year but also realistical targets to be achieved in the coming months.  This form is then submitted to the Administrator and reviewed by the PGRC who writes to the student providing them with feedback.  Sometimes students may be rquired to attend an informal interview with PGRC if there are concerns about their progress.

 

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Schedule of PGRC Meetings

The PGRC meets normally four times each year:  January, April, June and September.

 

 

 

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PGRC Members

Dr Jackie Parkes Senior Lecturer
Professor Linda Johnston Head of School
Dr Fiona Alderdice Director of the Nursing-Midwifery Research Unit
Professor Sam Porter (Chair of the Committee) Professor of Nursing Research
Representative from other School To be nominated
   

 

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