Research students at the University of Central Lancashire are supported by three specialist services - the Research Student Registry (RSR), Researcher Development Unit (RDU) & Ethics and Integrity Unit (EIU). The teams work together to support postgraduate students with all aspects of their programmes and research student life.
The Research Student Registry (RSR) provides a wide range of support and advice for postgraduate research students at all stages of a student's research degree; from admission to the research programme, to the final award. Enrolment and progression records are managed by the RSR office and the RSR also represents the interests of the graduate research constituency within the University.
Formerly Research Development and Support, the unit has been renamed into two teams – Research Development Unit (RDU) & Ethics and Integrity Unit (EIU). The team’s work encompasses the support of the academically led Ethics approval system; training for doctoral students and research staff; research student conference coordination; support for URIS (the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme); coordination of the UCLan submission to the Three Minute Thesis events and much more.
The Student Information Centre (the 'i') is your dedicated support hub for advice and guidance in all aspects of life at UCLan. Located on the bottom floor of the library, the friendly and professional support staff can provide information on all support services available at the university.
The University hosts a number of conferences and events dedicated to research students including the exciting 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition and the annual Research Student Conference.
Each year, the University provides a number of research internships for undergraduate students. These URIS placements allow successful applicants to work alongside academics in a wide-range of research areas.