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3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) - Doctoral College

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.


3MT Competition - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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


A Beginner's Guide to Quantitative Research - Doctoral College

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


A Comparison of Qualitative Methods - Doctoral College

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


About the Doctoral College - Doctoral College

World-Class Research Environment


About the Programme - Doctoral College

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.


Academic Publishing - Doctoral College

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 PhD - Doctoral College

Adrian Johnston, Senior Engineering Manager of Analytics, Seagate Technology PLC talks about his PhD in Informatics at Ulster University


An Introduction to Scale Development - Doctoral College

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


An Introduction to Scale Development - Doctoral College

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


An Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling - Doctoral College

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,


An Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling - Doctoral College

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


Analysing Qualitative Data - Doctoral College

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),


Analysing Qualitative Data - Doctoral College

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


Annual PhD Scholarships Competition - Doctoral College

Offering the chance for those interested in PhD research to get their study paid for.


Application and Admission - Doctoral College

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,


Application process for prospective research students - Doctoral College

The University admits researchers on the basis of a policy of equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections within the community.


Applying for a Postdoc - Doctoral College

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


Arranging a Final Viva Voce Examination - Doctoral College

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.


Assessing the impact of brain stimulation on cognitive skills: An individual differences approach - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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


Assessment, Feedback and Module Design - Doctoral College

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


Avoiding Plagiarism - Doctoral College

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


Awards for international research applicants - Doctoral College

Potential sources of funding for overseas students


Awards for UK/ EU research applicants - Doctoral College

Information on fees and potential funding sources


Bread and Butter of Leadership - Doctoral College

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


Building Your LinkedIn Profile - Doctoral College

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


Care to Write: Writing in the 2nd Year of your PhD - Doctoral College

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


Collaborative Arrangements - Doctoral College

Guidance on drawing up contracts for both collaborative and joint degree programmes.


Communicating Your Research to a Non-Research Audience - Doctoral College

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


Comparison of Qualitative Methods - Doctoral College

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


Conducting Focus Groups - Doctoral College

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


Conducting Research with Vulnerable Participants - Doctoral College

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


Contact the Doctoral College - Doctoral College

The Doctoral College team can help with any queries you may have in relation to research students and research degrees at Ulster University.


Contact us - Doctoral College

For any questions or advice please contact us.


Criteria for the appointment of examiners - Doctoral College

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,


Current PhD Researchers - Doctoral College

Information for current PhD researchers at Ulster University


Data Protection (online) - Doctoral College

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 PhD - Doctoral College

David Lyttle, MOBO-nominated musician, composer, producer and label owner, talks about his PhD in Musicology at Ulster University


Delivery Skills - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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


Diabetes - Research Programmes

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,


Doctor of Medicine - Doctoral College

This is research-based degree which is equivalent in level to a PhD


Doctoral College - Ulster University

Enhancing and supporting the PhD researcher experience.


Doctoral College Board - Doctoral College

Information on Ulster's Doctoral College Board


Doctoral College launches PhD Manager - Doctoral College

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


Doing Conferences and Gaining Impact - Doctoral College

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


Effective Use of the Library - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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


English Language Requirements - Doctoral College

A list of acceptable tests for UK/EU students as well as those acceptable for International Students.


Equality and Diversity (online) - Doctoral College

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


Ethics and Research Governance: An Introduction - Doctoral College

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


External examiners - Doctoral College

Information for External examiners of research degrees at Ulster including what to expect and a comprehensive guide on how to use PhD Manager.


Fees and funding - Doctoral College

Ulster University Doctoral College research culture


Festival of Phd Research 2018 - Doctoral College

The 2018 Festival showcased and celebrated PhD research excellence at Ulster under the University's key strategic research themes.


Financing Your Studies - Doctoral College

Find out more about the cost of living in Northern Ireland as well as other expenses.


Find a PhD at Ulster University

Search funded PhD projects at Ulster University


Finishing Your Doctorate: The Final Push - Doctoral College

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


First Steps to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - 2 DAY COURSE - Doctoral College

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


Framework for Distance Research Study - Doctoral College

Get more information on the Framework for Distance Research Study.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Doctoral College

Read answers to our most frequently asked questions.


General Linear Model with applications in ANOVA, Regression Analysis and Factor Analysis - Doctoral College

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


Genomic Medicine - Research Programmes

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


Geography and Environmental Sciences - Research Programmes

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


Getting Started: The First Year of Your Doctorate - Doctoral College

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


Graduate Route Visa - Doctoral College

Information on the Graduate Route Visa


Handbooks and Policies - Doctoral College

The University has prepared several publications, handbooks and documents to help guide Researchers through their degree programmes.


Higher Doctorates - Doctoral College

We offer a number of Higher Doctorates for members of staff or graduates of the University


Highlights of the Festival 2019 - Doctoral College

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


Home - Doctoral College - Ulster University

Enhancing and supporting the PhD researcher experience.


How to analyse Qualitative Data in different ways? - Doctoral College

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


How to apply online - Doctoral College

Applications are made by using the online application system - the right information and and advice to make a successful application.


How to build a presentation - Doctoral College

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


Impact Development Series - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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 Chairpersons - Doctoral College

Information for the Chair of a Research Examination including what to expect and how to use PhD Manager.


Information for Co-Ordinators - Doctoral College

Guidance for Co-Ordinators of Research Degree Examinations.


Information for exchange students - Doctoral College

Details on how to submit an application for Exchange/ Occasional study to Ulster.


Information for External Examiners - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

Information for Internal Examiners of Research Degrees including what to expect and how to use PhD Manager


Information for international applicants - Doctoral College

Advice and guidance for applications from International applicants.


Infotopia: How to create impactful infographics - Doctoral College

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


Intellectual Property: What You Need to Know - Doctoral College

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:.


International PhD Researchers - Doctoral College

Information for overseas PhD researchers studying at Ulster


Introduction to 'R' - Doctoral College

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


Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods - Doctoral College

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


Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Training) - Doctoral College

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.


Introduction to ‘R’ - Doctoral College

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


Investigating the impacts of snow microbiota on glacier mass balance - Doctoral College

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


Investigation of Neuroplasticity and individual response to Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation - Doctoral College

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.


Keeping Going in the Second Year of Your Doctorate - Doctoral College

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 O'Donnell PhD - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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


Launch of the Doctoral College - Doctoral College

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.


Life Beyond the PhD: Planning for an Academic Career - 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 - Doctoral College

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


Managing inadequate progress - Doctoral College

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.


Marketing Me: CVs and Interviews - Doctoral College

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


Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - Doctoral College

The MPhil programme is offered across all research areas within the university.


Maximising Your Presence Online (LinkedIn) - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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


MRes - Doctoral College

The MRes is a great introduction to research study and is a one-year programme.


MRes in Biomedical Sciences - Research Programmes

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,


MRes in Geography & Environmental Sciences - Research Programmes

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


MRes in Psychology - Research Programmes

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


Multi-decadal glacier elevation changes - Doctoral College

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


News & Updates from the Doctoral College - Doctoral College

Stay up-to-date with the Doctoral College at Ulster


Non-Simultaneous Stimulus Presentations and their Role in Derived Naming - Doctoral College

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.


Nutrition Innovation Centre for food and HEalth (NICHE) - Research Programmes

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


NVivo: Advanced Qualitative Data Management - Doctoral College

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


NVivo: An Introduction to Qualitative Analysis - Doctoral College

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.


On the Job: Securing a First Academic Post - Doctoral College

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


Online interviews and data collection - Doctoral College

Information for online interview participants.


Open Access - Doctoral College

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?


Optimization of novel bioactive hybrid incretin/apelin peptides for diabetes - Doctoral College

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:


Optometry and Vision Science - Research Programmes

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 - Doctoral College

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


Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science - Research Programmes

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


PhD by Published Work - Doctoral College

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.


PhD Manager Training for new PhD Researchers - Doctoral College

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


PhD Processes and Forms - Doctoral College

Information on the various processes and forms involved with research study at Ulster.


PhD Research - Doctoral College

Apply for one of many opportunities available to study towards a research degree at Ulster


PhD Researcher Charter - Doctoral College

PhD Researcher Charter


PhD Researcher Induction - Doctoral College

Induction for new PhD Researchers is an essential part of your PhD journey. Induction normally takes place each September.


PhD Researcher Monitoring - Doctoral College

Immigration monitoring information for all overseas PhD researchers.


PhD Researcher Reviews - Doctoral College

Hear from our PhD researchers on the research experience at Ulster University.


PhD Researcher-led Initiatives - Doctoral College

Encouraging participation, creativity and leadership among our PhD Researcher community – with the intention of enhancing and complementing the Researcher Development Programme.


PhD Researcher/ Supervisor Relationship - Doctoral College

Key to the success of the PhD project will be the PhD Researcher/Supervisor relationship.


Planning a Career in Academia - 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, with a particular focus on the Research Excellence Framework (including plans for


Planning for a Non-Academic Career - Doctoral College

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


Postgraduate Research - PhD and doctoral research opportunities at Ulster University

We have numerous research opportunities open to applicants from home and overseas.


Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) - Doctoral College

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


Preparing and Delivering Lectures - Doctoral College

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


Preparing and Delivering Seminars - Doctoral College

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


Preparing for Job Interviews - Doctoral College

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


Preparing for Submission and Examination - Doctoral College

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 


Preparing for your Viva - Doctoral College

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,


Preparing Impactful Research Proposals and Grant Applications - Doctoral College

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’.


Preparing to Submit Your Thesis - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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


PRES18 Results - Doctoral College

The latest PRES18 results are now available (Source:Higher Education Academy, June 2018).


Presentation Skills 101: How not to be rubbish - Doctoral College

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


Presentation Skills 2: Practical – Delivering a Professional Research Presentation - Doctoral College

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


Presentation Skills I: Introduction to Professional Research Presentations - Doctoral College

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


Producing an Effective Poster - Doctoral College

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


Professionalism and Self-Confidence - Doctoral College

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.


Project Management: An Introduction - Doctoral College

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


Psychological factors predicting alcohol use among adults who experience aversive physical reactions to alcohol - Doctoral College

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


Psychology - Children, Young People and Schools - Research Programmes

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


Psychology - Health and Aging - Research Programmes

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


Psychology - Mental Health - Research Programmes

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


PURE for PhD Researchers: Drop In Clinics - Doctoral College

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


Putting Pen to Paper: Writing in the 1st Year of Your PhD - Doctoral College

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


Qualitative Interviewing - Doctoral College

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


Qualitative Interviewing - Doctoral College

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


Quantitative Research: A Basic Guide - Doctoral College

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


Questionnaire Design - Doctoral College

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


Re-Admission - Doctoral College

Guidance on how to apply for re-admission to a previous research programme at Ulster


Reduction of face-touching to limit COVID19 and other infection - Doctoral College

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


Regulatory aspects of your studies - Doctoral College

Information and resources detailing the regulatory aspects of your studies.


Research and Consent under the Human Tissue Act (2004) (Online) - Doctoral College

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


Research Ethics Drop-In Clinics - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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


Research Integrity (online) - Mandatory - Doctoral College

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


Research Studies Guide - Doctoral College

Ulster's Research Studies Guide


Researcher Development Programme - Doctoral College

This programme consists of workshops, specialist skills sessions, online courses, PhD researcher initiatives and personal development activities.


Resources - Doctoral College

Resources for PhD Supervisors.


Restricting Access to your thesis - Doctoral College

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.


RTE Brainstorm: Top Tips for Writing for a Public Audience - Doctoral College

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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Securing that job – Strong CVs, Applications & Interviews - Doctoral College

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


Self-funded and Private Sponsor - Doctoral College

Want to study on a self-funded basis? Or have a private sponsor?


Seven Secrets of Highly Successful PhD Researchers - Doctoral College

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


Shut Up and Write - Doctoral College

Weekly focused writing sessions for PhD Researchers - in the Docs every Tuesday 10am. All welcome!


Slow Thinking in a Fast World - Doctoral College

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


Social Media: How to Build and Boost Your Research Profile Online - Doctoral College

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


SPSS: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics - Doctoral College

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


Standards of Professional Conduct for PhD Researchers - Doctoral College

Guidance on standards of professional conduct for PhD researchers


Strategies for Getting Published and Editor’s Advice - Doctoral College

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


Stratified Medicine - Research Programmes

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


Stress Awareness - Doctoral College

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


Students with special needs - Doctoral College

The University welcomes applications from persons with physical disabilities.


Subject Level Contacts - Doctoral College

Handbooks and contact information for PhD researchers at Ulster University.


Submission and Examination - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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


Submitting work through Turnitin - Doctoral College

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.


Submitting your thesis - Doctoral College

For information on what and how to submit your thesis.


Summer 2021 - Doctoral College

Read yearbook messages from our Summer 2021 graduates.


Summer Class of 2020 - Doctoral College

Read yearbook messages from our Summer 2020 graduates.


Supervisor Guidance and Resources - Doctoral College

Sources of guidance and available resources for supervisors


Supervisor responsibilities in the PhD Researcher's Journey - Doctoral College

Detailing key supervisory responsibilities at each stage in the PhD Researcher's journey.


Supervisor Training & Events - Doctoral College

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.


Supervisors - Doctoral College

Information for supervisors


Supporting you in your research studies - Doctoral College

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


Supporting your studies - Doctoral College

Get information on the support available during your studies.


Systematic Literature Searching - Doctoral College

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 (CEBE) - Doctoral College

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


Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses - Doctoral College

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


Teaching Training for PhD Researchers - Doctoral College

In 2018 PRES survey, Ulster was ranked 1st in the UK for our teaching training provision for PhD Researchers.


Terms & Conditions for DfE Studentships - Doctoral College

Terms and conditions for DfE studentships


Terms & Conditions for DfE Studentships - Doctoral College

Terms and conditions for DfE studentships


Terms & Conditions for Vice-Chancellor's Research Studentships - Doctoral College

Terms and conditions for VCRS scholarships


The Annual PhD Awards Dinner - Doctoral College

The Doctoral College, in partnership with our four faculties, is delighted to announce the inaugural Annual PhD Awards Dinner.


The Art of Qualitative Interviewing - Doctoral College

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


The Diabetic Lung: Impact of Diabetes and Obesity on Lung Health (IDOL study) - Doctoral College

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 launches Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) - Doctoral College

The Doctoral College is delighted to announce that Ulster University will be running Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) academic competition for the first time.


The PhD Journey - key milestones - Doctoral College

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.


Thesis Format - Doctoral College

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.


Thesis Producer: Writing in the 3rd Year of Your PhD - Doctoral College

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.


Toward an RFT-based experimental analysis of fusion and defusion at the single-participant level - Doctoral College

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


Transfer your PhD to Ulster University - Doctoral College

Information for applicants currently registered or previously registered at another institution.


Tuition Fees - Doctoral College

Information on Ulster University tuition fees.


Turbocharge Your Writing - Doctoral College

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 - Doctoral College

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


Using Photography to Document Research Projects - Doctoral College

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


Using Refworks - Doctoral College

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


Using the COM-B to identify factors influencing children’s oral health - Doctoral College

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


Visa Extensions - Doctoral College

Information for Tier 4 visa holders wishing to extend their visa to complete their research studies


What Should a Literature Review Do? - Doctoral College

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? - Doctoral College

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®? - Doctoral College

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).


Winter Class of 2020 - Doctoral College

Read yearbook messages from our Winter 2020 graduates.


Working Productively with your Supervisory Team’ - Doctoral College

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


Writing and Structuring an Effective Thesis - Doctoral College

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


Writing Effectively - Doctoral College

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


Writing for Public Audiences - Doctoral College

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


Yearbook - Doctoral College

Graduates share their favourite memories from their time at Ulster.