Frequently asked questions
Last updated on 7/22/2016 Print this page
Can I visit the School?
Yes, either during an open day or by arranging an individual
What support would I receive?
Research students are supported by at least one main supervisor,
a supervisory team of two additional academics, dedicated research
officers and a training programme tailored to the individual needs
of the field of research study. All programmes have a clear set of
goals and deliverables for each year of study.
The supervisory team offers advice on a continual basis and
formally reviews progress annually. The Graduate School provides
additional support to all research students throughout the
What would I have to contribute?
Research students are expected to participate in national
meetings, international conferences and journal writing. This is
reinforced by our postgraduate research objectives; by the
University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS); by a departmental
Travel Fund for research students; and by the Department’s own
annual industry-sponsored one-day conference.
As much of our work is multidisciplinary, our research students
frequently attend and participate in seminars and events hosted by
other school and research groups.
I have more questions. What do I do?
For enquiries and questions about the research area that you
have chosen, please contact directly your potential supervisors.
These, together with information on research project topics, can be
accessed through our project topics web page.
If you have a general question about postgraduate study that is
not covered by the text above, please contact postgraduate
research enquiries (details on the right hand side of this
page) or visit our community site WhereWouldYouThink for
further information and assistance.