Research student annual cycle
This table gives you an overview of the annual cycle of key activities for research students. You can view an overview of specific deadlines for this academic year on our important dates page.
|Month||Activity||Yr 1 (all)||Yr 1 (FT) or 2 (PT)||Yrs 2-3 or 2-6 (PT)|
|October||Registration activities - main activities will take place on Thursday (all students) and Friday (full-time students only).
Optional welcome drinks will also take place on Friday from late afternoon.
|Discuss your training needs with your supervisor(s) and complete a Training Needs Analysis Form||x||x|
|Complete a Development Plan with your supervisor(s)||x|
|Register for modules under the Doctoral Development Programme||x||x|
|Submit a copy of your TNA and Development Plan (year 1 only) to the Postgraduate Support Manager.||x||x|
|Annual review meeting – a meeting with both of your supervisors to discuss your progress with your research and development over the last 12 months and your plans for the coming academic year.||x|
|Submit a copy of your annual review form to the Postgraduate Support Manager.||x|
|March/April||Bi-annual review meeting - a meeting with both of your supervisors to discuss your progress over the previous six months||x||x|
|May||PG Colloquium – a research event organised by PGR students. You can choose whether to get involved in the organisation of this event but all students are encouraged to attend.||x||x|
|June||PGR Showcase - an event to help first year students prepare for Confirmation Review. Students in all years are encouraged to attend to support the first years||x|
|September||Submit your Confirmation Review Paperwork||x|
|Confirmation Review Meetings||x|
|All year||Keep an electronic record of your progress with the Doctoral Development Programme||x||x|
|You will have regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss your research – approximately every 4 weeks for full-time and 8 weeks for part-time students.||x||x|