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Welcome

‌‌‌‌Welcome to the homepage for Liverpool Hope research students. Please feel free to explore, these pages contain a range of helpful information to support your PGR student needs from the Research Skills Programme to the Student Handbook.

Research Skills Degree Programme 

The programme for 2017/18 is currently in development. Please check our 'Skills Programme' tab at a later date for more information. 

 

Public Engagement

Earlier this year, the university ran an initiative to elicit examples of public engagement from our PGR students. The entries were exciting and varied, with the following students entries - 

Winner 

Savandie Abeyratna - Female Migrant Labour

2nd Place(s)

Ogbonnaya Anicho: Drones and Internet Access 

Zoe Chadwick: Victorian Literature and the Mad Sexy Body

Richie Goulding: Exercise Tolerance

Honourable Mentions

  • Johnny Parr: Prosthetic Hand
  • Sophie Deterala: Postgraduate, International, Student Parents
  • Ann-Kathrin Johnen: Emotional Pictures
  • Fiona Beavan: Stay at home educators 
  • Michael Sarnowski: Literary Epigenetics 
  • Geoffrey Main: Malta's Safety
  • Santosh Nair: Dance 
  • Shreya Sehgal: Spiral Waves
  • Jane Brie: EYFS to KS1
  • Nan Zau: Theology and Kachin in Myanmar

PGR Information

This section aims to provide all current students with a range of helpful resources for their studies. Students should always refer any queries to their Director of Studies in the first instance.

PGR Student Handbook

The PGR Student Handbook is a useful resource for students to refer to during their studies and covers the student lifecycle from initial registration through to final submission and graduation.  You are advised to read the PGR Student Handbook [Revised Sept 2016] carefully.

Students are entitled to 35 days annual leave, which will need to be granted approval from the Director of Studies. Annual Leave arrangements follow the same protocol as academic staff. 

The UK doctorate: A guide for current and prospective doctoral candidates

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the National Union of Students (NUS) have created a guide for PGR students which recognises the diversity of awards and the student population to help guide doctoral students and applicants through what a UK doctorate is. We would encourage all our PGR students to refer to this during your studies. Please click here for The UK doctorate Guide

University of Liverpool Award Students

The university has a small number of students completing awards accredited by the University of Liverpool. These students research and supervisory teams are based here at Liverpool Hope.

For students who study for a doctorate on University of Liverpool Awards: PGR Student Handbook for UoL Award

PGR Regulations and Code of Practice

In addition to the PGR Student Handbook, all students should familiarise themselves with:

PGR Forms for registered students 

General Forms

Research Skills

Submission Forms

 

Post Submission and Examination

Once you have submitted the soft-bound copies of your thesis, staff will then begin to confirm arrangements for your examination. You will be consulted about this to find a mutually agreeable date for all parties. Once a date has been agreed you will receive formal communication to confirm the date, time and location as well as the examination panel. All panels consist of an Independent Chair (to oversee fairness of the process), an Internal Examiner and an External Examiner (students who are also Liverpool Hope Staff members will require two externals).

Graduation

After the oral examination is over, students need to undertake several tasks in order to be eligible to graduate.

First of all, if the examiners have required any amendments, a revised soft-bound thesis will need to be submitted. Secondly, when the student has received formal notification from the University that their soft bound thesis meets the requirements for the award, a hard bound copy of the thesis, together with other documents, will need to be submitted and approved. The hard-bound copies must be accompanied by the appropriate submission form (Submission of a Hard Bound Thesis Form - Hope or Submission of a Hard Bound Thesis - Partner ); other requirements will be explained to you by email as part of the formal notification that your soft-bound thesis has met the requirements for the award.

Please note that the University holds two graduation periods a year: in January and July. Normally, in order to eligible to graduate in January, the hard-bound copy and related documents must be submitted by the Thursday of the first full week in December; in order to eligible to graduate in July, the hard-bound copy and related documents must be submitted by the end of May. Students who submit after these deadlines will be deferred to the following graduation period.

Students due to graduate with Liverpool Hope please refer to our Graduation Pages

Skills Programme

Liverpool Hope's Research Skills Programme (RSP) is a series of generic or transferable skills courses designed for research students to help develop their skills alongside their research. Some of these courses are specifically designed to help students complete their degree, whilst others help develop more general skills and aid a student's employability. 

The RSP is structured using the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, which has been developed by and for researchers. 

2017/18 Programme 

The 2017/18 programme is still in development and could be subject to change. It is advised to keep checking the schedule for any changes that may occur.

In the first year of study students are expected to attend as a minimum the following four sessions -

  • Induction
  • Becoming an Effective Postgraduate Researcher
  • Postgraduate Research Skill Scheme – Practices and Procedures
  • Annual Monitoring

Beyond, the first year students may attend any sessions in order to contribute to the development of their postgraduate research skills. 

DateTimeLeadEventPhaseRoom
Thursday 11th October 2017 09:30 - 12:30 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Postgraduate Research Student Induction Event 1 HCA102
Tuesday 24th October 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme Workshop 1 EDEN007
Thursday 2nd November 2017 10:00 - 11:00 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Becoming an effective porsgraduate 1 HCA105
Friday 10th November 2017 13:00 - 14:00 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Confirmation of Registration Events 1 EDEN007
Wednesday 7th February 2018 12:00 - 13:00 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Confirmation of Registration Events 1 LHBS009
Thursday 8th Febraury 2018 09:30 - 12:30 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Postgraduate Research Student Induction Event 1 FML409
Thursday 8th February 2018 12:00 - 13:00 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Pulling it all together ready for submission 2 EDEN007

 

Guidance 

In consultation with your Director of Studies and supervisory team you should identify your own specific training needs and devise a personal training plan which incorporates the above sessions. Each session has been mapped against the VITAE framework to guide you, however, all PGR students (including those based at our PGR Partner Institutions) are welcome to attend any of the above.

Student Reps

Contact your Student Representative: 

Asli Kandemir E: 15010330@hope.ac.uk   Research Degrees Sub Committee 

 

Students Union

Liverpool Hope Students' Union is a democratic body elected by students studying at Liverpool Hope University, the main office is located within the Gateway Building on the Hope Park campus. Elected officers are there to represent you and your views to the University, and to local and national bodies such as the National Union of Students. Please see below details of your key elected officers:

 

Jack Johnson SU President E: pres@hope.ac.uk  T: 0151 291 3706
Fiedhelm Doolin Vice-President (Education) E: vpresed@hope.ac.uk  T: 0151 291 3651
Vanessa Ospina Vice-President (Welfare and Community) E: vpreswelfare@hope.ac.uk T: 0151 291 3663

PGR Funding

Conference Funding Applications

Students can apply for funding to attend a conference. Deadlines for the submission of applications are:

  • Tuesday 14th February 2017
  • Friday 31st March 2017 
  • Wednesday 31st May 2017

To apply, please complete the form below.

PGR Conference Funding Application 2017

The normal maximum allowance is £400 per student. Please be aware that the fund is very limited for this academic year. 

 

 

Welcome

‌‌‌‌Welcome to the homepage for Liverpool Hope research students. Please feel free to explore, these pages contain a range of helpful information to support your PGR student needs from the Research Skills Programme to the Student Handbook.

Research Skills Degree Programme 

The programme for 2017/18 is currently in development. Please check our 'Skills Programme' tab at a later date for more information. 

 

Public Engagement

Earlier this year, the university ran an initiative to elicit examples of public engagement from our PGR students. The entries were exciting and varied, with the following students entries - 

Winner 

Savandie Abeyratna - Female Migrant Labour

2nd Place(s)

Ogbonnaya Anicho: Drones and Internet Access 

Zoe Chadwick: Victorian Literature and the Mad Sexy Body

Richie Goulding: Exercise Tolerance

Honourable Mentions

  • Johnny Parr: Prosthetic Hand
  • Sophie Deterala: Postgraduate, International, Student Parents
  • Ann-Kathrin Johnen: Emotional Pictures
  • Fiona Beavan: Stay at home educators 
  • Michael Sarnowski: Literary Epigenetics 
  • Geoffrey Main: Malta's Safety
  • Santosh Nair: Dance 
  • Shreya Sehgal: Spiral Waves
  • Jane Brie: EYFS to KS1
  • Nan Zau: Theology and Kachin in Myanmar

PGR Information

This section aims to provide all current students with a range of helpful resources for their studies. Students should always refer any queries to their Director of Studies in the first instance.

PGR Student Handbook

The PGR Student Handbook is a useful resource for students to refer to during their studies and covers the student lifecycle from initial registration through to final submission and graduation.  You are advised to read the PGR Student Handbook [Revised Sept 2016] carefully.

Students are entitled to 35 days annual leave, which will need to be granted approval from the Director of Studies. Annual Leave arrangements follow the same protocol as academic staff. 

The UK doctorate: A guide for current and prospective doctoral candidates

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the National Union of Students (NUS) have created a guide for PGR students which recognises the diversity of awards and the student population to help guide doctoral students and applicants through what a UK doctorate is. We would encourage all our PGR students to refer to this during your studies. Please click here for The UK doctorate Guide

University of Liverpool Award Students

The university has a small number of students completing awards accredited by the University of Liverpool. These students research and supervisory teams are based here at Liverpool Hope.

For students who study for a doctorate on University of Liverpool Awards: PGR Student Handbook for UoL Award

PGR Regulations and Code of Practice

In addition to the PGR Student Handbook, all students should familiarise themselves with:

PGR Forms for registered students 

General Forms

Research Skills

Submission Forms

 

Post Submission and Examination

Once you have submitted the soft-bound copies of your thesis, staff will then begin to confirm arrangements for your examination. You will be consulted about this to find a mutually agreeable date for all parties. Once a date has been agreed you will receive formal communication to confirm the date, time and location as well as the examination panel. All panels consist of an Independent Chair (to oversee fairness of the process), an Internal Examiner and an External Examiner (students who are also Liverpool Hope Staff members will require two externals).

Graduation

After the oral examination is over, students need to undertake several tasks in order to be eligible to graduate.

First of all, if the examiners have required any amendments, a revised soft-bound thesis will need to be submitted. Secondly, when the student has received formal notification from the University that their soft bound thesis meets the requirements for the award, a hard bound copy of the thesis, together with other documents, will need to be submitted and approved. The hard-bound copies must be accompanied by the appropriate submission form (Submission of a Hard Bound Thesis Form - Hope or Submission of a Hard Bound Thesis - Partner ); other requirements will be explained to you by email as part of the formal notification that your soft-bound thesis has met the requirements for the award.

Please note that the University holds two graduation periods a year: in January and July. Normally, in order to eligible to graduate in January, the hard-bound copy and related documents must be submitted by the Thursday of the first full week in December; in order to eligible to graduate in July, the hard-bound copy and related documents must be submitted by the end of May. Students who submit after these deadlines will be deferred to the following graduation period.

Students due to graduate with Liverpool Hope please refer to our Graduation Pages

Skills Programme

Liverpool Hope's Research Skills Programme (RSP) is a series of generic or transferable skills courses designed for research students to help develop their skills alongside their research. Some of these courses are specifically designed to help students complete their degree, whilst others help develop more general skills and aid a student's employability. 

The RSP is structured using the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, which has been developed by and for researchers. 

2017/18 Programme 

The 2017/18 programme is still in development and could be subject to change. It is advised to keep checking the schedule for any changes that may occur.

In the first year of study students are expected to attend as a minimum the following four sessions -

  • Induction
  • Becoming an Effective Postgraduate Researcher
  • Postgraduate Research Skill Scheme – Practices and Procedures
  • Annual Monitoring

Beyond, the first year students may attend any sessions in order to contribute to the development of their postgraduate research skills. 

DateTimeLeadEventPhaseRoom
Thursday 11th October 2017 09:30 - 12:30 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Postgraduate Research Student Induction Event 1 HCA102
Tuesday 24th October 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme Workshop 1 EDEN007
Thursday 2nd November 2017 10:00 - 11:00 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Becoming an effective porsgraduate 1 HCA105
Friday 10th November 2017 13:00 - 14:00 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Confirmation of Registration Events 1 EDEN007
Wednesday 7th February 2018 12:00 - 13:00 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Confirmation of Registration Events 1 LHBS009
Thursday 8th Febraury 2018 09:30 - 12:30 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Postgraduate Research Student Induction Event 1 FML409
Thursday 8th February 2018 12:00 - 13:00 Assoc Prof Janet Speake Pulling it all together ready for submission 2 EDEN007

 

Guidance 

In consultation with your Director of Studies and supervisory team you should identify your own specific training needs and devise a personal training plan which incorporates the above sessions. Each session has been mapped against the VITAE framework to guide you, however, all PGR students (including those based at our PGR Partner Institutions) are welcome to attend any of the above.

Student Reps

Contact your Student Representative: 

Asli Kandemir E: 15010330@hope.ac.uk   Research Degrees Sub Committee 

 

Students Union

Liverpool Hope Students' Union is a democratic body elected by students studying at Liverpool Hope University, the main office is located within the Gateway Building on the Hope Park campus. Elected officers are there to represent you and your views to the University, and to local and national bodies such as the National Union of Students. Please see below details of your key elected officers:

 

Jack Johnson SU President E: pres@hope.ac.uk  T: 0151 291 3706
Fiedhelm Doolin Vice-President (Education) E: vpresed@hope.ac.uk  T: 0151 291 3651
Vanessa Ospina Vice-President (Welfare and Community) E: vpreswelfare@hope.ac.uk T: 0151 291 3663

PGR Funding

Conference Funding Applications

Students can apply for funding to attend a conference. Deadlines for the submission of applications are:

  • Tuesday 14th February 2017
  • Friday 31st March 2017 
  • Wednesday 31st May 2017

To apply, please complete the form below.

PGR Conference Funding Application 2017

The normal maximum allowance is £400 per student. Please be aware that the fund is very limited for this academic year.