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School of Earth and Environment Faculty of Environment. Induction Meeting Postgraduate Research Degree Study PhD MPhil MSc by Research October 2012. School of Earth and Environment Faculty of Environment. Induction Programme Today: 10.00 Welcome: Head of School
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Training for Teaching
PhD Essentials – Getting Started
Equality & Diversity
Year 1: Progression summary (assumes Full-time PhD study)
Core research and 10 supervision meetings to be documented throughout the year on the on-line PDR System
Registration: as ‘Provisional’ PhD until ‘Transfer’ at end of Year 1; Induction Meeting; Initial training courses.
Month 1: Training Skills Analysis with supervisors
Month 6: Attend Publications Masterclass run by Professor Alan Haywood.
Submit mid-year report and arrange meeting with supervisory panel to discuss your summary of achievements, particular strengths, goals for progression to successful transfer/upgrade. Arrange Transfer Examiner and date for viva.
Month 9-11: Present ‘Transfer’ talk to Institute members. Produce Transfer/Upgrade Report and signed Statement of Academic Integrity and submit on PDR System.
Month 11: Advise the PDRA when your on-line PDR System record is up-to-date with: training plan, 10 supervision meeting reports, 6 months report and meeting notes; transfer report and recommendation. You will then be able to Register for Year 2.
Year 2: Progression summary
Registration: as ‘PhD’ or other category, following decision of Transfer Panel
Core research and 10 supervision meetings to be held throughout the year using the PDR System
Month 13: Training Skills Analysis update with supervisors
Months 22-23: Submit 21 months report OR publication which can be in draft if not yet published. Arrange meeting with supervisors and complete 21 Months progression meeting pro forma.
Month 24: Advise PDRA when on-line PDR System is up-to-date with: training plan, 10 supervision meeting reports, 24 months report/publication and associated meeting notes. You will then be permitted to proceed to on-line registration for Year 3.
Year 3: Progression summary
Core research and 10 supervision meetings to be recorded throughout the year at the on-line PDR System
Month 25: Training Skills Analysis update with supervisors
Months 33: Agree outline of PhD thesis chapters and commence writing-up. Arrange meeting with supervisors and complete 33 Months progression meeting notes. Discuss Internal and External Examiners, and prepare and submit Exam Entry form to PGRA.
Month 36: Advise PGRA when PDR System is up-to-date with: training plan, 10 supervision meeting minutes, outline of PhD thesis chapters and draft of one chapter, and 33 months meeting notes. If you are not ready to submit your thesis by now, you will be required to Register for Year 4 which is normally the ‘overtime’ /writing-up year. We recommend that you have a mock viva as part of your preparation for the real thing!
Finally: submission of 300 page (100,000 words) thesis and viva!