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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 

For information on the 2016/17 research skills programme, please click on the 'Skills Programme' tab just above. 

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:

  • The PGR Code of Practice (Updated Summer 2015) contains a wide range of information required by both students and their academic departments from the point of registration on to a higher degree by research, to the point of award.
  • The ‌

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, in consultation with academic a

2016/17 Programme 

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

Wednesday 12th October 2016

09:30 - 13:00

Dr Janet Speake & Mr Neil McLaughlin-Cook

Postgraduate Research Student Induction Phase 1

EDEN103

Thursday 13th October 2016

12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Becoming and Effective Postgraduate Researcher Phase 1 EDEN007
Monday 24th October 2016 12:00 - 13:00 Professor Daniel Jayaraj Research Ethics and Clearance in Arts and Humanities Phase 1  FML212
Wednesday 26th October 2016 12:00 - 13:00 Mrs Philippa Williams, Mr Robert Cunningham & Dr Alan Hodkinson Student Forum All Phases EDEN106
Friday 28th October 2016 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme - Practices and Procedures Phase 1 EDEN108
Wednesday 9th November 2016 14:00 - 15:00 Dr Simon Podmore Applying for Post-Doc Positions Phase 3 EDEN101
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Confirmation events - Process and Practice for PGR Students Phase 1 EDEN012
Thursday 24th November 2016 14:00 - 16:00 Faculty Librarians Literature Searching for Doctoral Literature Review Phase 1  EDEN104
Tuesday 29th November 2016 13:00 - 14:00 Dr Simon Marwood Writing a Thesis Phase 1 HCA104
Wednesday 7th December 2016 13:00 - 14:00 Dr Nick Almond The Engaging Researcher All Phases EDEN104
Monday 12th December 2016 13:00 - 14:00 Employability Hub Life after PhD  All Phases EDEN012
Tuesday 26th January 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Simon Marwood Automating Data Analysis in Excel All Phases EDEN104
Friday 30th January 2017 14:00 - 15:30 Dr William Blazek & Professor Mary Mills Close-Reading Analysis All Phases EDEN104
Tuesday 7th February 2017 09:30 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake & Mr Neil McLaughlin-Cook Postgraduate Research Student Induction Phase 1 EDEN106
Friday 10th February 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Putting it all together ready for submission Phase 3 EDEN101
Tuesday 14th February 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Upgrade/Confirmation events - Process and practice for PGR students Phase 1  EDEN101
Wednesday 15th February 2017 14:00 - 15:00 Faculty Librarians Literature Searching for Doctoral Literature Review All Phases EDEN106
Tuesday 21st February 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Dr Janet Speaje Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme Workshop All Phases EDEN108
Thursday 2nd March 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Faculty Librarians Internet Searching for Research Content Phase 1 EDEN104
Monday 6th March 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Ms Karen Backhouse & Associate Professor Peter McGrail Using primary resources in archives and special collections All Phases Reading Room, SWL
Tuesday 21st March 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Faculty Librarians Understanding copyright: how to use other people's words and images, and how to protect your own. All Phases EDEN104
Thursday 23rd March 2017 11:30 - 13:00 Professor Mary Mills & Dr William Blazek Close-Reading Analysis All Phases LHBS022
Thursday 30th March 2017 11:00 - 12:30 Dr William Blazek & Dr Trish Ferguson Preparing for Postdoctoral Research Phase 3 EDEN101
Thursday 4th May 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Professor Daniel Jayaraj Research Ethics in Arts and Humanities All Phases FML122
Tuesday 9th May 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Putting it all together ready for submission Phase 3 EDEN012
Friday 12th May 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake & Dr Alan Hodkinson Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring All Phases EDEN101
Tuesday 6th June 2017 13:00 - 14:00 Dr Simon Podmore (TBC) Preparing for Presenting at Conferences All Phases EDEN104

 *Please note that these training sessions are subject to change and may be amended from time to time. 

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:

 

Kira Cox SU President E: pres@hope.ac.uk  T: 0151 291 3706
Pranay Raj Shakya Vice-President (Education) E: vpresed@hope.ac.uk  T: 0151 291 3651
Ayo Akinrele 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 

For information on the 2016/17 research skills programme, please click on the 'Skills Programme' tab just above. 

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:

  • The PGR Code of Practice (Updated Summer 2015) contains a wide range of information required by both students and their academic departments from the point of registration on to a higher degree by research, to the point of award.
  • The ‌

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, in consultation with academic a

2016/17 Programme 

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

Wednesday 12th October 2016

09:30 - 13:00

Dr Janet Speake & Mr Neil McLaughlin-Cook

Postgraduate Research Student Induction Phase 1

EDEN103

Thursday 13th October 2016

12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Becoming and Effective Postgraduate Researcher Phase 1 EDEN007
Monday 24th October 2016 12:00 - 13:00 Professor Daniel Jayaraj Research Ethics and Clearance in Arts and Humanities Phase 1  FML212
Wednesday 26th October 2016 12:00 - 13:00 Mrs Philippa Williams, Mr Robert Cunningham & Dr Alan Hodkinson Student Forum All Phases EDEN106
Friday 28th October 2016 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme - Practices and Procedures Phase 1 EDEN108
Wednesday 9th November 2016 14:00 - 15:00 Dr Simon Podmore Applying for Post-Doc Positions Phase 3 EDEN101
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Confirmation events - Process and Practice for PGR Students Phase 1 EDEN012
Thursday 24th November 2016 14:00 - 16:00 Faculty Librarians Literature Searching for Doctoral Literature Review Phase 1  EDEN104
Tuesday 29th November 2016 13:00 - 14:00 Dr Simon Marwood Writing a Thesis Phase 1 HCA104
Wednesday 7th December 2016 13:00 - 14:00 Dr Nick Almond The Engaging Researcher All Phases EDEN104
Monday 12th December 2016 13:00 - 14:00 Employability Hub Life after PhD  All Phases EDEN012
Tuesday 26th January 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Simon Marwood Automating Data Analysis in Excel All Phases EDEN104
Friday 30th January 2017 14:00 - 15:30 Dr William Blazek & Professor Mary Mills Close-Reading Analysis All Phases EDEN104
Tuesday 7th February 2017 09:30 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake & Mr Neil McLaughlin-Cook Postgraduate Research Student Induction Phase 1 EDEN106
Friday 10th February 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Putting it all together ready for submission Phase 3 EDEN101
Tuesday 14th February 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Upgrade/Confirmation events - Process and practice for PGR students Phase 1  EDEN101
Wednesday 15th February 2017 14:00 - 15:00 Faculty Librarians Literature Searching for Doctoral Literature Review All Phases EDEN106
Tuesday 21st February 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Dr Janet Speaje Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme Workshop All Phases EDEN108
Thursday 2nd March 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Faculty Librarians Internet Searching for Research Content Phase 1 EDEN104
Monday 6th March 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Ms Karen Backhouse & Associate Professor Peter McGrail Using primary resources in archives and special collections All Phases Reading Room, SWL
Tuesday 21st March 2017 09:00 - 10:00 Faculty Librarians Understanding copyright: how to use other people's words and images, and how to protect your own. All Phases EDEN104
Thursday 23rd March 2017 11:30 - 13:00 Professor Mary Mills & Dr William Blazek Close-Reading Analysis All Phases LHBS022
Thursday 30th March 2017 11:00 - 12:30 Dr William Blazek & Dr Trish Ferguson Preparing for Postdoctoral Research Phase 3 EDEN101
Thursday 4th May 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Professor Daniel Jayaraj Research Ethics in Arts and Humanities All Phases FML122
Tuesday 9th May 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake Putting it all together ready for submission Phase 3 EDEN012
Friday 12th May 2017 12:00 - 13:00 Dr Janet Speake & Dr Alan Hodkinson Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring All Phases EDEN101
Tuesday 6th June 2017 13:00 - 14:00 Dr Simon Podmore (TBC) Preparing for Presenting at Conferences All Phases EDEN104

 *Please note that these training sessions are subject to change and may be amended from time to time. 

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:

 

Kira Cox SU President E: pres@hope.ac.uk  T: 0151 291 3706
Pranay Raj Shakya Vice-President (Education) E: vpresed@hope.ac.uk  T: 0151 291 3651
Ayo Akinrele 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.