Graduate Research at UCLan

UCLan’s postgraduate research students (PGRs) each have their own team of supervisors to support them through their research programme. Each School also has one or more Research Degrees Tutors who can provide help and support for research students as well as monitoring students’ progress with their research.


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There are two specialist services which assist students with other aspects of their programmes and research student life.

The research support infrastructure has been developed with two distinctive and complementary offices:

Research Student Registry located in Greenbank Hub

This Research Student Registry (RSR) provides a wide range of support and advice for postgraduate research students for all stages of a student’s research degree programme: from enrolment through to the final award. Enrolment and progression records are managed by the office. Submission of the thesis for final examination takes place in the RSR.

For more information, please contact us:

phone: 01772 894287

The RSR also represent the interests of the postgraduate research community within the University.

The Head of Faculty Operations for this service is Clare Altham.


Postgraduate Research student training including the induction programme, optional training and postgraduate research student grants and events are organised by the Training Co-ordinator. 

Access to the Epigeum online training modules is also arranged through the Training Co-ordinator.

For more information, please contact Jenny Gavell, Training Coordinator, telephone 01772 895090 or email:

UCLan’s research support infrastructure offices are staffed from 8:45 to 5:15pm Monday to Thursday, 8:45 to 4pm Friday.

Research Student Registry - Greenbank Hub

Admissions queries email:

Queries from current students email:

Clare Altham Head of Faculty Operations and Key Contact (Science & Technology, Clinical & Biomedical Sciences) +44 (0)1772 893744
Margaret Fisher Key Contact (Lancashire School of Business & Enterprise, Culture & Creative Industries, CELT) +44 (0)1772 892708
Clare Wiggans Key Contact (Sport & Wellbeing) +44 (0)1772 894647
Claire Barker Exams and Awards +44 (0)1772 894285
Khalil Patel Admission, Exams and Awards +44 (0)1772 895082
Kirsty Edgerton Admission, Exams and Awards +44 (0)1772 894287

Graduate Research 

Andrea Ferguson Head of Graduate Research +44 (0)1772 894326
Jenny Gavell Ethics, Staff/Student Training and support to Head of School +44 (0)1772 895090

Researcher Development Unit

Dr Alexis Holden Head of Research Services +44 (0)1772 893521
Trudi Emmens Research Training Coordinator +44 (0)1772 893486