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PGR Information for Staff

Having achieved University status in 2005 and research degree awarding powers in 2009, Liverpool Hope University has embarked on a strategic programme of change to sustain its academic ambitions and secure its distinctiveness in the future. The objective has been to establish a high quality ‘teaching led, research informed’ University, while reaching out to the most able from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the only ecumenical university in Europe, with over 7,000 students, Liverpool Hope works closely with faith partners locally, nationally and internationally, to provide access to a high quality learning environment and an educational philosophy to ‘educate in the round’, developing graduates with a sense of social responsibility and good global citizenship.

The University focus on excellence in research and scholarship is reflected in the latest REF submission, in which the University submitted work to 12 Units of Assessment. Selection of staff for inclusion in the submission was based on an internal review of research (using independent external advisers) and as a result 54% of eligible academic staff were returned for REF 2014. This represents a substantial increase from the previous RAE 2008 exercise and gives a promising picture of the University’s research profile, which reveals significant amount at internationally excellent quality.

To support this, the University has devoted significant time, energy and resources to developing its research profile. These pages are designed to support staff who are supporting PGR studies from a variety of backgrounds.

Useful contacts:

In the first instance all staff queries should be directed to the Faculty Postgraduate Research Coordinators.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities Dr Simon Podmore podmors@hope.ac.uk 
Faculty of Education Dr Alan Hodkinson hodkina@hope.ac.uk 
Faculty of Science Dr Denise Roche roched@hope.ac.uk 
Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research Dr Janet Speake speakej@hope.ac.uk