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3MT® is an academic competition that challenges PhD Researchers to describe their research and its significance, in non-specialist language to a general audience, in just three minutes.
Ulster's first Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition: An average PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present: their time limit is 3 minutes!
3MT Competition: Deadline Extended. 3MT Competition: Deadline Extended. 6 March 2019. An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit. 3 minutes! The Doctoral College is delighted to announce that Ulster University will be
Years: 1,2,3. This session will provide a conceptual and methodological introduction to quantitative research, which may be of particular use to PGR students considering the use of quantitative methods and analyses for the first time, or who feel in
Years: 1,2,3. This session will compare and contrast the aims, data collection preferences, analytic style, limitations and appropriate usage of four different qualitative methods - grounded theory, thematic analysis, interpretative phenomenological
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The Researcher Development Programme (RDP) offers a range of face to face workshops, online training and associated activities designed to enhance and support your professional and research skills training.
Years: 1,2,3. This session will introduce and discuss the practicalities of academic journal publishing. Various means for choosing a target journal will be considered, as will the mechanics of writing an effective paper (including a summary of the
Adrian Johnston, Senior Engineering Manager of Analytics, Seagate Technology PLC talks about his PhD in Informatics at Ulster University
This session will introduce students to the procedures used to develop reliable and valid scales, allowing them to accurately measure a variety of personal and social variables which would otherwise not be directly observable. Led by a tutor
Years: 1,2,3. This session will introduce students to the procedures used to develop reliable and valid scales, allowing them to accurately measure a variety of personal and social variables which would otherwise not be directly observable. Led by a
Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) is a powerful multivariate statistical technique which enables researchers to examine several regression equations simultaneously. This session will provide an introduction to the key concepts involved in SEM,
Years: 1,2,3. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) is a powerful multivariate statistical technique which enables researchers to examine several regression equations simultaneously. This session will provide an introduction to the key concepts
This session will consider and discuss a range of issues relative to the micro-analysis of qualitative data. Using example data throughout, issues covered will include the analyst's perspective (the aims and nature of their engagement with the data),
Years: 1,2,3. This session will consider and discuss a range of issues relative to the micro-analysis of qualitative data. Using example data throughout, issues covered will include the analyst's perspective (the aims and nature of their engagement
Offering the chance for those interested in PhD research to get their study paid for.
Application and Admission. Application and Admission. The approval of research projects, consideration of applications and admission to the University. You can expect the University:. To provide detailed information on research study opportunities,
The University admits researchers on the basis of a policy of equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections within the community.
Participants will learn about becoming a post-doctoral researcher and about identifying the most suitable position as well as exploring possible career paths in order to help an informed decision about future careers in research. The workshop will
Information for Supervisors who are arranging the examinations for their Researchers including detailed guidance on the format of the viva and how to use PhD Manager.
Current: Assessing the impact. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Assessing the impact of brain stimulation on cognitive skills: An individual differences approach. Subject:Current: Assessing the impact. Summary. There is
Assessment and Progress. Assessment and Progress. This relates to your academic progress as a PhD researcher, including meetings with supervisors, assessments and annual reports. You can expect the University:. To monitor your progress formally and
Years: 1,2,3. Description. Typically, when a PGR student takes on the role of ‘teacher’, they are also asked to assess, mark, and provide feedback to students, often with comparatively little guidance or preparation. This session is designed to
No researcher wants to be accused of plagiarism whether intentional or not. This session provides you with the know-how to protect your researcher reputation. What plagiarism is in a research context. How you can build strategies as a researcher to
Potential sources of funding for overseas students
Information on fees and potential funding sources
This short course is a platform for PhD researchers to explore the concept of leadership today. As a Professor of Leadership and Provost of the Coleraine campus, Karise will share her insights on what is takes to be an effective leader in 2020 and
Years: 1,2,3. Description. Your network is the most important tool for finding and securing new opportunities. LinkedIn is the platform that allows you to build and expand your network and the best bit is, it's in a format you recognise and are used
Years: 2. The intended audience is PhD Researchers in the 2nd year, or part-time equivalent of study. Participants are provided with a set of analytical tools aimed at analysing their own discipline’s standards and writing tasks suitable to all
Cities conformity to the United Nations Paris Agreement: Climate-resilient development pathways through spatio-temporal assessment of urbanisation, urban heat islands, and local climate zones - Doctoral College
Current: Cities conformity to. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Cities conformity to the United Nations Paris Agreement: Climate-resilient development pathways through spatio-temporal assessment of urbanisation, urban
Guidance on drawing up contracts for both collaborative and joint degree programmes.
Years: 1,2,3. Description. Communicating Your Research to a non-Academic Audience by Bespoke Communications. There are times in your research career when it’s important to communicate your research to a non-academic audience. Imagine that you’re
This session will compare and contrast the aims, data collection preferences, analytic style, limitations and appropriate usage of four different qualitative methods - grounded theory, thematic analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis and
Description. This two hour workshop will be suitable for those planning to use focus groups in their research or simply wanting to develop an understanding of the method and its application. After considering the origins and rise in popularity of
Course overview:. Research with ‘vulnerable’ participants: Exploring the impact of researching emotionally sensitive topics on participants and the researcher. This workshop will provide an overview of the challenges of ‘meaning-making’ when
The Doctoral College team can help with any queries you may have in relation to research students and research degrees at Ulster University.
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Criteria for the appointment of examiners. Criteria for the appointment of examiners. In appointing Boards of Examiners, the Doctoral College will consider the overall composition of the Board in order to achieve an appropriately qualified,
Information for current PhD researchers at Ulster University
Years: 1. Description. In light of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, the University’s online data protection training programme has been updated. The purpose of the training is to provide you with
David Lyttle, MOBO-nominated musician, composer, producer and label owner, talks about his PhD in Musicology at Ulster University
How you present is as important, if not more, than what you say… this session will help you get it right and show the audience exactly what you need to get your message across. Body language. Vocal use. Emotional projection and actioning.
Depositing the final electronic version of your thesis. Depositing the final electronic version of your thesis. Following the examination of your thesis and confirmation from your Internal Examiner that any required amendments or corrections have
Current: Diabetes. Self-funded PhD opportunity. Diabetes. Subject:Current: Diabetes. Overview. The global prevalence of diabetes has almost doubled in the past 30 years and represents a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks,
This is research-based degree which is equivalent in level to a PhD
Enhancing and supporting the PhD researcher experience.
Information on Ulster's Doctoral College Board
Doctoral College launches PhD Manager. Doctoral College launches PhD Manager. 8 January 2019. The Doctoral College is excited to announce that PhD Manager is now live! PhD Manager is an online, web-based system that manages the administration of the
Description. Conferences are an incredible vehicle to grow your academic network, increase your impact and evolve your influence in the field. It is an important place of discovery and a place of liberty to explore your academic opportunities. This
Years: 1,2,3. Description. The aim of this session is to introduce you to the range of library services and support available to PhD Researchers. It aims to enable you to systematically access and retrieve relevant literature from a broad portfolio
Employability and Careers offers a wide range of support for PhD Researchers to access online or in the Employability and Careers Hubs on each campus. They also offer workshops as part of the RDP.
Engagement, Influence and Impact. Name. Years. Mode. Academic Publishing 1, 2, 3 Online (Live). 1, 2, 3. Online (Live). Assessment, Feedback and Module Design 1, 2, 3 Online (Live). 1, 2, 3. Online (Live). Communicating Your Research to a
A list of acceptable tests for UK/EU students as well as those acceptable for International Students.
Description. This training has been developed by People & Culture to give you a better understanding of what equality and diversity means; and why it is so important both for the University and for you as an individual. Providing equality of
Description. If you are carrying out research with human participants, including surveys, interviews and focus groups, and if you need to know how to navigate University and NHS ethics and governance systems, you should attend this session. We will
Information for External examiners of research degrees at Ulster including what to expect and a comprehensive guide on how to use PhD Manager.
Ulster University Doctoral College research culture
The 2018 Festival showcased and celebrated PhD research excellence at Ulster under the University's key strategic research themes.
Find out more about the cost of living in Northern Ireland as well as other expenses.
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Years: 3. The final year of a doctorate requires researchers to become ‘thesis producers’. Hence, the main focus of this session will be on getting from today to the point of thesis submission. This will include:. Exploring the skills an
Years: 2,3. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 2 DAY COURSE, PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND ON BOTH DAYS. FIRST STEPS is a HEA accredited Award that is taught and assessed by the Centre for Higher Education Research & Practice (CHERP). The Award provides an
Get more information on the Framework for Distance Research Study.
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Description. This three day short course provides participants with a firm working knowledge of a wide range of statistical models – many of which are the most commonly used statistical models in the behavioural and social sciences. These models
Current: Genomic Medicine. Self-funded PhD opportunity. Genomic Medicine. Subject:Current: Genomic Medicine. Overview. The Genomic Medicine Research Group is focused on using genetic knowledge and cutting-edge technologies to improve our
Current: Geography and Environmental Sciences. Self-funded PhD opportunity. Geography and Environmental Sciences. Subject:Current: Geography and Environmental Sciences. Overview. The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences draws together
Years: 1. Description. Building on your initial Induction sessions, this first full day session will look to focus on a few key areas for development. It will begin with a light-touch self-skills review, identifying areas for attention in the coming
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The University has prepared several publications, handbooks and documents to help guide Researchers through their degree programmes.
We offer a number of Higher Doctorates for members of staff or graduates of the University
Highlights of the Festival 2019. Highlights of the Festival 2019. 11 March 2020. PhD Festival Highlights. Play it.. PhD Festival Highlights. Copyright Ulster University 2021. Ulster University is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern
Enhancing and supporting the PhD researcher experience.
The aim of this workshop is to compare and contrast different data analytical approaches used in qualitative studies. By focusing primarily on analysing transcriptions of interview data, procedures of thematic analysis, content analysis, narrative
Applications are made by using the online application system - the right information and and advice to make a successful application.
We’ve all sat through awful presentations where the slides were terrible… but do you know why they were rubbish? Or how to make your own better? This session covers. Why bad slides are bad. How to choose images. How to focus attention where you
Description. The Impact Development Series is Ulster University's support programme designed to help academic researchers understand impact, enhance the impact of their research, track and evidence it, and generate new pathways to impact. It is
Including copyright material in your thesis. Including copyright material in your thesis. Copyright in theses is normally held by the author, so as the author you will own the copyright in your Ulster thesis, unless you have made an agreement to
Indicators of Success. Indicators of Success. Supervisors may benefit from understanding the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) performance indicators. This national survey is the main measure of PhD researcher satisfaction and, as such,
Induction and Training. Induction and Training. All PhD researchers are offered access to a comprehensive programme of induction and training relevant to their studies and their wider needs. You can expect the University:. To provide a general and
Information for the Chair of a Research Examination including what to expect and how to use PhD Manager.
Guidance for Co-Ordinators of Research Degree Examinations.
Details on how to submit an application for Exchange/ Occasional study to Ulster.
Information for External examiners of research degrees at Ulster including what to expect and a comprehensive guide on how to use PhD Manager.
Information for Internal Examiners of Research Degrees including what to expect and how to use PhD Manager
Advice and guidance for applications from International applicants.
Sick of wordy research posters? Had enough of death by powerpoint? Ready to create infographics of your DREAMS? Then ‘Infotopia: How to create impactful infographics’ is for you! In this two hour session, Laura Evans – ex social researcher and
Researchers discover new insights into multiple areas of life and therefore generate new intellectual property (IP). It is therefore necessary for all researchers to have an awareness of IP and its related issues. This session will help you:.
Information for overseas PhD researchers studying at Ulster
This course willintroduce PhD Researchers to fundamental concepts in programming in the R language and R Studio. R allows for basic and advanced statistical analysis, which is why it is essential for the researcher. The course will involve an
This interactive workshop will provide a short introduction to the use of qualitative research methods. It will include the purpose and essential characteristics of qualitative research, key criteria in choosing to use a qualitative approach, and
Years: 1,2,3. Description. This session, delivered by the Centre for Higher Education Research Practice (CHERP) provides:. Key information regarding the role of the Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA) and the Code of Practice for PGTAs.
Description. This course will introduce PhD Researchers to the fundamental concepts in statistics using the R language and R Studio. R allows for basic and advanced statistical analysis which is why it is essential for the researcher. The course
Current: Investigating the impacts. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Investigating the impacts of snow microbiota on glacier mass balance. Subject:Current: Investigating the impacts. Summary. Glaciers are sensitive
Current: Investigation of Neuroplasticity. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Investigation of Neuroplasticity and individual response to Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation. Subject:Current: Investigation of Neuroplasticity.
Years: 2,3. The middle phase of a doctorate is potentially the most challenging, as the initial novelty has given way to some of the harsher realities, whilst the endpoint can seem a long way off. Hence, the aim of this session is to put key
Kieran talks about his research area, his early impressions of the Doctoral College at Ulster University and how it supports his research experience at Ulster, and shares his future career ambitions.
Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities. Name. Years. Mode. A Beginner's Guide to Quantitative Research 1, 2, 3 Online (Live). 1, 2, 3. Online (Live). A Comparison of Qualitative Methods 1, 2, 3 Online (Live). 1, 2, 3. Online (Live). An Introduction to
Current PhD researchers and an alumnus shared their experiences, career development and the social impact of their work at the launch of the Doctoral College.
This session will set the potential for a career in academia within the context of recent developments and the changing landscape of higher education in the UK. It will consider the transition period between completing a PhD and finding your first
Making Changes. Making Changes. From time to time, you may need to make changes to your programme or inform us of changes to your personal details. If you need to change address details with the University, this should be done through Registry. They
Whether a PhD researcher is DfE or university funded, funded by a research grant or self-funding, supervisors are obliged to assess progress on an ongoing basis.
Description. Marketing yourself through CV, applications and in person – how to articulate, and sell, the skills and experience you are developing through your research. No matter how you communicate with potential employers, you will have to
The MPhil programme is offered across all research areas within the university.
Your network is the most important way to find and secure new opportunities. LinkedIn is the platform that allows you to build and expand your network. This workshop outlines the importance of having a strong online presence and the benefits of
Measuring Our Performance. Measuring Our Performance. We regularly measure the effectiveness of our provision through staff and PhD researcher annual reports, PhD researcher surveys and discussion at faculty, Doctoral College and university-level
The MRes is a great introduction to research study and is a one-year programme.
Current: MRes in Biomedical Sciences. Self-funded MRes opportunity. MRes in Biomedical Sciences. Subject:Current: MRes in Biomedical Sciences. Overview. The Master of Research Programme (MRes) offered by the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences,
Current: MRes in Geography & Environmental Sciences. Self-funded MRes opportunity. MRes in Geography & Environmental Sciences. Subject:Current: MRes in Geography & Environmental Sciences. Overview. The Master of Research Programme (MRes) offered by
Current: MRes in Psychology. Self-funded MRes opportunity. MRes in Psychology. Subject:Current: MRes in Psychology. Overview. The Master of Research Programme (MRes) offered by the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, provides a one year training in
Current: Multi-decadal glacier elevation. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Multi-decadal glacier elevation changes. Subject:Current: Multi-decadal glacier elevation. Summary. Glacier mass change is an important indicator
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Current: Non-Simultaneous Stimulus Presentations. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Non-Simultaneous Stimulus Presentations and their Role in Derived Naming. Subject:Current: Non-Simultaneous Stimulus Presentations.
Current: Nutrition Innovation Centre for food and HEalth (NICHE). Self-funded PhD opportunity. Nutrition Innovation Centre for food and HEalth (NICHE). Subject:Current: Nutrition Innovation Centre for food and HEalth (NICHE). Overview. The Nutrition
Years: 1,2,3. Description. This course is designed to build on what you have learned in the introductory course by building your analysis skills in terms of a more robust interrogation of your data and presentation of the findings. Please note that
Years: 1,2,3. Description. NVivo is a software programme for managing qualitative data where deep levels of analysis are required. This course is designed to introduce you to the software and guide you through your first experience of using it.
Years: 1,2,3,4. Description. In a highly competitive world, securing any academic post is difficult. Getting a foot on the ladder and securing a first academic post in this context can seem especially daunting. Excellent subject knowledge, research
Information for online interview participants.
It is International Open Access Week 19th - 23rd October 2020. If you would like to find out more about making research outputs available to everyone, this short introduction will cover the following:. What is Open Access? What are the Benefits?
Current: Optimization of novel. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Optimization of novel bioactive hybrid incretin/apelin peptides for diabetes. Subject:Current: Optimization of novel. Summary. Background to the project:
Current: Optometry and Vision Science. Self-funded PhD opportunity. Optometry and Vision Science. Subject:Current: Optometry and Vision Science. Overview. The Optometry and Vision Science research group brings together a diverse range of researchers,
Personal Effectiveness. Name. Years. Mode. Applying for a Postdoc Workshop. Bread and Butter of Leadership Workshop. Building Your LinkedIn Profile 1, 2, 3 Workshop. 1, 2, 3. Workshop. Delivery Skills Workshop. Doing Conferences and Gaining Impact
Current: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Self-funded PhD opportunity. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Subject:Current: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Overview. Research within this research group involves research laboratories
You may be eligible to apply for the PhD by Published Work which is a one-year programme pulling together themes from your existing publications.
Years: 1. This is a PhD Manager training webinar for NEW PhD Researchers. Join us for a quick run through of the PhD Manager system. This online course will familiarise you with all aspects of the system that you will use to record supervisory
Information on the various processes and forms involved with research study at Ulster.
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PhD Researcher Charter
Induction for new PhD Researchers is an essential part of your PhD journey. Induction normally takes place each September.
Immigration monitoring information for all overseas PhD researchers.
Hear from our PhD researchers on the research experience at Ulster University.
Encouraging participation, creativity and leadership among our PhD Researcher community – with the intention of enhancing and complementing the Researcher Development Programme.
Key to the success of the PhD project will be the PhD Researcher/Supervisor relationship.
This session will set the potential for a career in academia within the context of recent developments and the changing landscape of higher education in the UK, with a particular focus on the Research Excellence Framework (including plans for
Description. Are you considering moving away from an academic research career? This workshop gives you the opportunity to review your career path to date and consider your options for your career beyond academia once your PhD is complete. You will
We have numerous research opportunities open to applicants from home and overseas.
Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES). Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES). We’re keen to make sure PhD Researchers have the best possible experience while studying at Ulster University. To do that we need to know what you
Years: 1,2,3. Description. It has become commonplace for the lecture to be derided as an outmoded and inefficient vehicle for teaching/delivering information. More often than not, however, it is the lecturer, rather than the lecture, that is the
Years: 1,2,3. Description. Seminars are often the first thing a PGR student is asked to teach, yet they are not the ‘easy teaching’ that many in higher education seem to want them to be. This session will respond by providing coverage relative
Years: 1,2,3. One to one consultation with an Employability and Careers Consultant will help you to gain confidence in your ability to perform at interview and manage your verbal and visual impact on others. You will explore what essential
Years: 3. Preparing to submit your dissertation for examination could be stressful if you are not aware of what is involved in the submission or if you feel unprepared for the viva. This session aims to outline the submission process, including
This session is delivered as part of by the University of East Anglia (UEA) Online Training Series. The session aims to increase PGR students’ understanding of the oral examination process, to understand how an examiner will assess their thesis,
This session is delivered as part of by the University of East Anglia (UEA) Online Training Series. Description. This session will consider the writing of effective research proposals and the best ways to create a compelling ‘case for support’.
Years: 3. Description. This workshop is aimed at PhD Researchers who are approaching the final stages of their PhD (i.e. within 5-7 months of expected submission). This short session will explain each of the steps involved around the submission
PRES Performance Indicators. PRES Performance Indicators. My supervisor/s have the skills and subject knowledge to support my research. I have regular contact with my supervisor/s, appropriate for my needs. My supervisor/s provide feedback that
The latest PRES18 results are now available (Source:Higher Education Academy, June 2018).
Presenting your work is a fact of academic life. You’ve got team meetings, conferences, funding pitches and engagement to do, so you'd better do it well. Its also crucial that you can communicate effectively across disciplines and outside of
Years: 1,2,3. This course is in 2 parts and it is recommended that you attend both sessions. Presentation Skills 1: Introduction to Professional Research Presentations. Presentation Skills 2: Practical – Delivering a Professional Research
Years: 1,2,3. Description. This course is in 2 parts and it is recommended that you attend both sessions. Presentation Skills 1: Introduction to Professional Research Presentations. Presentation Skills 2: Practical – Delivering a Professional
Description. Poster presentations are a fantastic way to communicate your work and get feedback for future plans. Creating effective academic posters is a real skill, so in this session we will focus on how to communicate your research effectively
Description. 'Stripping it Back’: Professionalism and Self-Confidence is a practical and highly interactive workshop that dispenses with much of the psychobabble that surrounds the subjects of confidence, resilience and professional projection.
Description. This course provides a high level overview of key PM techniques and concepts. It offers an introduction to the process of managing projects and the tools to assist in planning and tracking progress; this course is intended to be
Current: Psychological factors predicting. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Psychological factors predicting alcohol use among adults who experience aversive physical reactions to alcohol. Subject:Current: Psychological
Current: Psychology - Children, Young People and Schools. Self-funded PhD opportunity. Psychology - Children, Young People and Schools. Subject:Current: Psychology - Children, Young People and Schools. Overview. The Psychology Research Institute
Current: Psychology - Health and Aging. Self-funded PhD opportunity. Psychology - Health and Aging. Subject:Current: Psychology - Health and Aging. Overview. The Psychology Research Institute offers supervision of research leading to a PhD degree on
Current: Psychology - Mental Health. Self-funded PhD opportunity. Psychology - Mental Health. Subject:Current: Psychology - Mental Health. Overview. The Psychology Research Institute offers supervision of research leading to a PhD degree on either a
Description. It is vitally important for PhD Researchers to have an online profile that is accessible to academic staff and PhD Researchers within the University – but it is also important to build an external profile that is publicly accessible
Years: 1. Description. The workshop addresses writing in the first year of the doctorate. It focuses on starting to write critically and systematically about the literature, developing a literature review, a methodology and a set of research
This session will consider three different types of interviewing (structured, semi-structured and unstructured), but with a particular focus on semi-structured or 'qualitative' interviewing. Other issues covered will include the nature of interview
Years: 1,2,3. This session will consider three different types of interviewing (structured, semi-structured and unstructured), but with a particular focus on semi-structured or 'qualitative' interviewing. Other issues covered will include the nature
This session will provide a conceptual and methodological introduction to quantitative research, which may be of particular use to PGR students considering the use of quantitative methods and analyses for the first time, or who feel in need of a
Description. Have you ever discovered too late that your questions did not deliver useful or useable data? Learn how to write effective survey questions and combine them into a meaningful questionnaire. This course focuses on some of the general
Guidance on how to apply for re-admission to a previous research programme at Ulster
Current: Reduction of face-touching. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Reduction of face-touching to limit COVID19 and other infection. Subject:Current: Reduction of face-touching. Summary. The COVID19 pandemic (World
Information and resources detailing the regulatory aspects of your studies.
Years: 1,2,3. Description. The Human Tissue Act (2004) requires organisations carrying out research with human tissue to be licensed and to have appropriate procedures and training in place. The University holds a licence from the Human Tissue
Years: 1,2,3. Description. Research Ethics Drop in Clinics take place to enable PhD Researchers to discuss specific issues with the Research Governance staff. PhD researchers (and their supervisors) with questions or comments are invited to attend
Research Governance and Organisation. Name. Years. Mode. Conducting Research with Vulnerable Participants Workshop. Data Protection (online) 1 Online (Self taught, anytime). 1. Online (Self taught, anytime). Equality and Diversity (online) Online
Years: 1,2,3. This online course is mandatory and must be completed before your Initial Assessment. Integrity is an essential component of high quality, meaningful research. The principles of research integrity therefore apply to all researchers
Ulster's Research Studies Guide
This programme consists of workshops, specialist skills sessions, online courses, PhD researcher initiatives and personal development activities.
Resources for PhD Supervisors.
There may be a valid reason why you need to restrict access or put a hold on the publication of your thesis, either to both paper and electronic versions or just to the e-thesis.
Jim Carroll, editor of RTÉ Brainstorm will be delivering a series of informal workshops on writing for the media, what editors look for in stories from the research community, and how to frame research insights in a way that engages the
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Marketing yourself effectively through your CV, applications and in person is crucial to your future career success. This workshop will show you how to articulate, and sell, the skills and experience you are developing through your research. You
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Years: 1,2,3. Description. What do PhD Researchers do to finish on time, to overcome isolation, doubt and writer’s block, and to enjoy the process? And just as importantly what do they do in order to spend guilt-free time with their family and
Weekly focused writing sessions for PhD Researchers - in the Docs every Tuesday 10am. All welcome!
The global pandemic has had a sudden and powerful impact on our ways of working, on our home life and how we relate to each other. It’s all too easy to become lost in fast thinking as we scramble to find solutions to the changing boundaries and
Years: 1,2,3. Over two hours we’ll look at how social media tools can be used confidently to develop your professional reputation as a researcher and establish a network among other academics working in your field. The two-hour session will be
Description. This two-day short course is designed for researchers who have little or no experience using statistical software such as SPSS or who may need a refresher course on methods of dealing with quantitative data. The course is ideally suited
Guidance on standards of professional conduct for PhD researchers
Years: 2,3. Description. This session deals with the challenges associated with establishing yourself as an author, including making choices about when and where to publish, how to position yourself so that you have opportunities to publish and how
Current: Stratified Medicine. Self-funded PhD opportunity. Stratified Medicine. Subject:Current: Stratified Medicine. Overview. The Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine (NICSM) was established in Autumn 2013 to focus on better approaches
A greater emphasis is placed on postgraduate researchers to self-manage, be self-directed learners and in the acquisition of academic skills for the future. PhD Researchers have often to balance issues with planning, face academic difficulties and
The University welcomes applications from persons with physical disabilities.
Handbooks and contact information for PhD researchers at Ulster University.
Submission and Examination. Submission and Examination. This section relates to the submission of your thesis to the Doctoral College and the arrangement and conduct of your examination. You can expect the University:. To keep you informed of the
Submission and Examination Guidance. This page will provide guidance for the examination panels, supervisors and researchers on the submission and examination of the final theses for research degrees. There are comprehensive guides for each role in
At Ulster, Turnitin Originality Software is used for this purpose and PhD Researchers are assigned an area within Blackboard through which they can upload work for submission through the software.
For information on what and how to submit your thesis.
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Sources of guidance and available resources for supervisors
Detailing key supervisory responsibilities at each stage in the PhD Researcher's journey.
PhD Supervisors at Ulster have access to training sessions with the Doctoral College, both for those new to supervision and those who are more established.
Information for supervisors
Supporting you in your research studies. Supporting you in your research studies. You can expect the University:. To provide a supervision team of at least two supervisors, with expertise relevant to your research who will offer regular supervision
Get information on the support available during your studies.
Description. If a literature review is considered a trustworthy source of research evidence, it must be thorough, transparent and reproducible. This course aims to increase your knowledge of systematic searching and appraisal of published evidence.
Systematic Literature Searching for CEBE - Workshop. Are you interested in conducting a systematic literature review? Would you like to find out more about the steps involved, or have a refresher in this area? This hands-on workshop is aimed at
This workshop is primarily aimed at PhD researchers and their supervisors in the Faculty of Life & Health Sciences but may be of interest to others. The workshop will use a combination of interactive seminars and practical sessions covering the
In 2018 PRES survey, Ulster was ranked 1st in the UK for our teaching training provision for PhD Researchers.
Terms and conditions for DfE studentships
Terms and conditions for DfE studentships
Terms and conditions for VCRS scholarships
The Doctoral College, in partnership with our four faculties, is delighted to announce the inaugural Annual PhD Awards Dinner.
Years: 1,2,3. Description. This interactive seminar will explore the interview as a research method. It will consider how the kind of interview undertaken should depend on the research questions being asked and reflect the theoretical framework
Current: The Diabetic Lung:. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. The Diabetic Lung: Impact of Diabetes and Obesity on Lung Health (IDOL study). Subject:Current: The Diabetic Lung:. Summary. Background:. Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)
The Doctoral College is delighted to announce that Ulster University will be running Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) academic competition for the first time.
During your research journey, there are a number of key milestones which you will be expected to achieve within specific timeframes. This table provides you of an overview of what is expected of you.
After examination, the electronic copy of your final thesis (including any amendments and corrections) should be converted to a single PDF file and uploaded in PhD Manager.
Years: 3. This is a one day workshop for students in the final stages of writing up a doctoral thesis. It deals with tasks and issues important to finishing off a thesis, such as the difficulties of editing a large document and writing to deadlines.
Current: Toward an RFT-based. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Toward an RFT-based experimental analysis of fusion and defusion at the single-participant level. Subject:Current: Toward an RFT-based. Summary. Research on
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Years: 1,2,3,4. Description. Would you like to know the secret to high output, low stress scholarly writing? In academia it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and
Ulster PhD Researcher wins UK 3MT People's Choice Award. Ulster PhD Researcher wins UK 3MT People's Choice Award. 18 December 2019. Oluwashina Akinsanmi wins UK 3MT People’s Choice Award! Oluwashina Akinsanmi, PhD Researcher in the School of
In this workshop photographer Simon Mills will give practical advice on using photography to document your research projects and fieldwork. He will cover camera settings and lighting tips as well as basic editing processes to get the most from your
Years: 1,2,3. Description. Successful reference management is essential for your literature review, for citing other people’s work and for the creation of bibliographies. Learn how to reference the easy way using RefWorks, the only referencing
Current: Using the COM-B. This opportunity is now closed. Self-funded MRes opportunity. Using the COM-B to identify factors influencing children’s oral health. Subject:Current: Using the COM-B. Summary. Northern Ireland continues to have the
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Years: 1,2,3. This session is delivered as part of by the University of East Anglia (UEA) online training series. A programme of online, live-taught sessions delivered at a set date and time each week. Every thesis must include a review of relevant
Who can be a supervisor? Who can be a supervisor? Our guidance in relation to who may participate in a supervisory team is detailed within the Regulations noted below, where we have taken a holistic view of the Supervisory Team to ensure that PhD
Why do the 3MT? Why do the 3MT? 3 April 2019. Why do the 3MT? Why do the 3MT? Copyright Ulster University 2021. Ulster University is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (NIC100166).
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Relationships between a PhD researcher and members of their supervisory team are unlike most student teacher relationships. Supervisors do not teach, but supervise, and the variety within individual supervisory teams e.g. 2 or more supervisors
Years: 1,2,3. This session is delivered as part of by the University of East Anglia (UEA) Online Training Series. A programme of online, live-taught sessions delivered at a set date and time each week. This session, as the name suggests, will focus
Years: 1,2,3. This session will consider the basic elements of effective academic writing and how they can be combined to ensure the best chance of success. Issues covered will include preparation (targeted literature reviewing, taking a
This workshop deals with issues around communicating your research for popular audiences such as businesses and consumers. In particular, the differences between research articles and press releases and online media are dealt with. The workshop
Graduates share their favourite memories from their time at Ulster.