Prospective PhD Students
Information for Year 1 PhD Students
The most important thing for you to do during the first year is to make
solid progress on your research with your supervisor.
To help you settle into the Department we hold an induction
session for new PhD students at the start of the academic year and
where necessary after that.
Introduction the the PGR Development Programme
helps introduce the training expected as part of your PhD.
Liverpool Doctoral College's induction web pages
Postgraduate Researcher Week
usually held twice a year in March and October
provides many events for new and existing students.
Here are the
Departmental Induction Slides (2018-19)
The University and Departmental postgraduate research handbooks
provide much useful information.
The University Postgraduate Research Handbook
Departmental Postgraduate Research Handbook (October 2021)
Supervisors and IPAP members
You should have (at least) two supervisors. You supervisor should also
propose two Independent Progress Assessment Panel (IPAP) members who will assess your progress over your PhD study.
Here is a list of students, their supervisors
and IPAP members.
Liverpool Doctoral College
Your PhD will be supported by
Liverpool Doctoral College which provides a focus and oversees all
doctoral training and development in the University.
Training and Progress Monitoring Requirements
The expected training and progress monitoring for the year
includes completing your
Annual Progression Requirements
and completing the following. Attendance at the
and your research group seminars
is expected/strongly encouraged.
Seminar attendance helps develop transferable skills such as
oral communication skills, presentation skills, persuading skills,
analytical/logical thinking skills, critical thinking skills, problem
solving skills, decision making skills, research skills.
Training Credits for Year 1.
Successful completion of the training and progression tasks
will result, where possible, in the following
training credits being added to your profile on Liverpool Life.
(You don't have to worry about how to add these credits - we add
them for you.)
This is an expected part of your PhD.
- Departmental Training
- Attend the Departmental Induction
- Attend Postgraduate Workshop CSCR003
- Attend Departmental Research Seminars
- School Training
- Attend the School Induction
- Attend the School Health and Safety Induction
- PhD Plan ECSR011
- Doctoral Training School Seminars ECSR014
- First-Year Report ECSR012
- First-Year Viva and Presentation ECSR013
- Research Integrity
- University Training
- Attend Taking Ownership of your PhD Workshop
- Annual Progression Requirements PDRR001
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