Professor Kate Marsh Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research Postgraduate Research Induction The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Professor Kate MarshFaculty Director of Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate Research Induction

The Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesIntroduce, explain induction process (including School sessions, meeting department, other PGRs and supervisor(s))2

Faculty of Humanities & Social SciencesSchool of the Arts

School of Histories, Languages & Cultures

School of Law & Social Justice

University of Liverpool Management School

800 staff and 350 postgraduate researchers3

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

School of the Arts (Arts)ArchitectureCommunication & MediaEnglishMusicPhilosophySchool of Histories, Languages & Cultures (HLC)Archaeology, Classics & EgyptologyModern Languages & CulturesHistoryIrish StudiesPoliticsSchool of Law & Social Justice (SLSJ)Sociology, Social Policy & CriminologyLawUniversity of Liverpool Management School (ULMS)Organisation & ManagementEconomics, Finance & AccountingMarketing & OperationsCovers subject disciplines across the Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences. Main RCUK funders = AHRC and ESRC4

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Embarking on your PhD at the University of Liverpool

Key administrative contacts: Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research and the PGR Development Team

School Directors of Postgraduate Research (Level 2) and the School PGR Administration Teams

iii. Departmental leads for Postgraduate Research Students (Level 1)

Introduce teams5Faculty of Humanities & Social SciencesOther important contacts:

Liverpool Doctoral College

PGR Development: responsible for delivering research training and development activities

The PGR Student Team: manages student records and administration

The Guild of Students

Support and Advice Services

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Your doctoral researchEssential to this is your relationship with your supervisory teamUniversity regulations require all full-time students to record a minimum of 12 formal meetings with their supervisor each year.These should be recorded via the PGR Toolbox and signed off throughout the year, and on average 1 per month (part-time students are required to record a minimum of six formal meetings p.a.)The supervisory meetings recordprovides a system to help you manage your research withinput from your supervisorBefore each formal meeting, you will need to set an agenda for the meeting and targets for your future research At the meeting, you and your supervisor can then view and discuss the agenda and targets, amendthe targets as necessary and sign them offAnnual Progress Monitoring: applies to all PGR students and will start on or around 1 June 2016 and end on 1 September 2016. Designed to ensure that you are making progress as expected


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Your PhD is not confined to your research project alone it is the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance existing ones as part of your continuous development as a research professional.


LiNK scheme LiNK In 2015 17 students in total applied for 10 placement opportunities with 8 partnering organizations (FACT, Tate Liverpool, the Bluecoat, Open Eye Gallery, Red Ninja, ARUP, RIBA, VGM)

8Liverpool Doctoral College (LDC)Introduced in September 2015

The emphasis is on student choice: training is not compulsory but PGRs are encouraged to select what they need in order to ensure successful completion of their doctoral project and to enhance their development as a researcher at doctoral level and beyond

The LDC provides an institutional framework allowing PGRs to select what they need

A central tenet of the LDC is PGRs developing their own programme of training, development and activities (e.g. placements, public engagement events) through completion of the Development Needs Analysis Form (over the first three months of registration)

Doctoral Training Centres cohort in 2011 70 studentships per year1st cohort in 2014 50 studentships per year DTC: Studentship fundingTraining and eventsPlacements

1st cohort on 2011 5th cohort just startingAwards around 70 studentships per year (standard and CASE)Re-commissioning

DTP:2nd cohort just startingAwarded 40 studentships in first year, 52 in year 2



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