Current Postgraduate Research Students

Chemistry PGR Induction Timetable 2018

Chemistry PGR Induction Timetable 2018

Chemistry Postgraduate Booklet

Chemistry PGR Handbook for Students 2018-19

Code of Practice

Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes 2017-18

Confirmation Review

Viva Schedule Form

Guidelines for confirmation review report

Doctoral Development Programme

Compulsory modules for chemistry students:

CHM6105 Transferable Skills for Chemists

CHM6150 The Frontiers of Chemistry

Training Needs Analysis form

DDP Portal

DDP e-Portfolio Summary form

English Language Support

English Language Support


Access to Thesis

Application to Change Candidature

Application for Extension of Time Limit

Appointment of Examiners

DDP e-Portfolio Summary

Extended Embargo Request

Leave of Absence

Notification of Withdrawal or Transfer of Institution

Poster Session Assessment Form for Completion by Independent Advisors

Recording of Supervisory Meetings, Chemistry exemplar form

Recording of Supervisory Meetings, R&IS form

Thesis Writing Plan Example form

Training Needs Analysis (TNA) form

Health & Safety

Chemistry safety information

Key Contacts


Head of Department: Professor Peter Styring, Room C86, email

Postgraduate Research Lead: Dr David Williams, C79, email

Postgraduate Administration: Rhianna Jones & Josh Severn, C70, email

Departmental Administrator: Mrs Louise Brown-Leng, C36, email

Departmental Financial Administrator: Mrs Denise Richards, C34, email

Departmental Research Support: Mr Richard Wilkinson, C32, email

Departmental Safety Officer: Mr Richard Wilkinson, C32, email

Postgraduate Research Student Representative: Ms Rebecca Ley, E74, email


Research & Innovation Services (RIS): Faculty of Science Administrator, email. New Spring House, 231 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2GW.

Doctoral Development: The Doctoral Development Programme is a flexible, on-going training plan that is integral part of your research degree and can be tailored to your individual needs. Information about the DDP is available via the DDP portal.

The Graduate Research Centre is based on D floor of the Dainton Building.

Student Services Information Desk (SSiD), in the Union of Students. Services provided by SSiD can be found on their webpage.

International Student Support:Information about student immigration can be found on the International Students webpage.

English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC): The ELTC offer a number of language-related services to students. It is located at 78 Hoyle Street, tel: 0114 2221780, email:

Counselling Service: The University's Counselling Service (UCS) is a free, confidential service. UCS is located at 36 Wilkinson Street, tel: 0114 222 4134, email:

University Health ServiceThe University Health Service offers full GP services to all students, if they choose to register, and their dependents (if they live within the practice area). It is located at 53 Gell Street, tel: 0114 222 2100, email:

Sheffield University Nightline: Sheffield University Nightline is a confidential listening and information telephone service run by trained student volunteers. You can call Nightline between 8pm and 8am any night in term time. Tel: 0114 222 8787 for listening. Tel: 0114 222 8788 for information.

They also have an email listening service, so you can email at any time about anything, and they will reply within 48 hours (your email address is hidden from them to maintain complete anonymity).

Chemistry Researchers Society: The CRS connects postgraduate and postdoctoral  researchers through regular coffee mornings, seminars and events. Email:

Key Dates

Please view the PGR calendar.

Monthly Supervisory Meetings Records

How to upload your monthly reports to your Google Drive folder

Exemplar Monthly Report Form

Research & Innovation Services also have a form you may choose to use in the recording of your monthly supervisory meetings.

Postgraduate Committee

Members of the Postgraduate Committee:

Dr David Williams (Chairman / Postgraduate Research Lead)

Mrs Louise Brown-Leng (Chemistry Departmental Administrator)

Ms Rachel Smith (Teaching Support Coordinator)

Ms Rhianna Jones (Office Support Assistant)

Mr Josh Severn (Office Support Assistant)

Ms Rebecca Ley (Chemistry Postgraduate Representative)

Postgraduate Research Tutor's Introductory Lecture

Introduction to DDP in Chemistry

Turnitin and Thesis Submission

Guidance for PhD thesis submission