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Managing PhD Problems Claire Povah – Postgraduate Administrator, Postgraduate Studies Office.

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1 Managing PhD Problems Claire Povah – Postgraduate Administrator, Postgraduate Studies Office

2 Outline Normal PhD progress Potential difficulties and problems Sources of help and support

3 Normal PhD progress Registration as MPhil/PhD student Year 1 Research training Literature review Development of proposal Clarification of methodology Initial research/pilot study Progress review panel – submission of written work

4 Normal PhD progress Year 2 Moving into/continuing research Continued research training Progress review panel – submission of written work

5 Normal PhD progress Transfer panel MPhil/PhD to PhD Usually occurs between 12 and 24 months into registration period Meeting with upgrade panel, consisting of at least three academics Submission of written work Timetable for submission of thesis

6 Normal PhD progress Year 3 Complete research Complete writing up of research Presentation of seminar/conference papers Submission of thesis? Year 4 Complete writing up of research Submission of thesis

7 Potential PhD problems What type of problems might occur during your PhD studies?

8 Sources of support and advice Department Supervisory team Departmental director of doctoral studies/director of postgraduate studies Head of department Postgraduate secretary

9 Sources of support and advice Postgraduate Studies Office Extensions Intercalations (suspending your studies) Changes of registration status Fee issues First point of contact

10 Sources of support and advice Professional support services Student Support Services: University House; Student Learning Development Centre: Furness College Counselling Service: B105, Furness College;


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