Phase 1

Have you attended a PGR School induction (physically or virtually?) and read the PGR School Handbook?

Have you attended your School/discipline induction and read your discipline handbook?

Have you met your academic PGR Coordinator and PGR Student Representative?

  • If no, do you know where to find their details?

Do you feel you have you integrated into your school/university community well?

  • If not, what actions could help you? Can your school or the PGR School help?

Have you read and discussed the student/supervisor expectations document? 

  • If yes, have you discussed and agreed with your supervisor how often (and how) you will meet? Have you agreed timescales for communication etc.?
  • If no, do you plan to meet with them to discuss this?

Do you know and understand the requirements for formal progress assessment in your discipline? 

  • Have you discussed a timeframe with your supervisor(s)?
  • Do you know where to find this information?

Have you completed the Getting Started with your PhD Online module (find it in the MyPGR site)? This may help you orientate yourself in the PhD and establish some good habits for working. 

Have you discussed and made a training plan with your supervisor(s) that meets any specific requirements of your degree programme but also ensures you develop the technical abilities necessary to get you project started?

Do you require health and safety, methods, techniques and/or equipment training? 

Are you familiar with the support services offered by the University? 

 

Phase 2
Do you know and understand the timescale and requirements for formal progress assessment (for entry into year 2) in your discipline/school/institution? 

Have you discussed a plan and timeframe with your supervisor(s)? 

Have you attended any of the training sessions available through your school or the PGR School? It might be work having a mock viva with your supervisor to make sure you are prepared for questions and can discuss your experimental rationale and results. 

Are you conducting fieldwork? Have you completed the risk assessment form?

Have you worked through the Year 2 Keeping Going online module (find it in the MyPGR Site)? This will help you plan for this phase of the PhD, develop independence, your network and your communication skills, while staying motivated and resilient.

Do you know and understand the requirements for formal progress assessment (for entry into year 2) in your discipline? Have you discussed a plan and timeframe with your supervisor(s)?

Are you conducting fieldwork? Have you completed the risk assessment form?

What training have you completed to date? What have you learned from this and have you recorded it?

 

Phase 3
Have you worked through the Year 3 Finishing Up and Moving On online module (find it inthe MyPGR site)? This will help you focus on what you need to do to get finished and to make a realistic plan for submitting. You will also have the opportunity to think about what comes next and how you can work towards your goal. 

Do you know and understand the requirements for formal progress assessment (for entry into year 2 or 3) in your discipline? Have you discussed a plan and timeframe with your supervisor(s)?

Are you conducting fieldwork? Have you completed the risk assessment form?

Have you discussed a thesis plan with your supervisor and set agreed timescales for submitting work and for receiving feedback?

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