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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 (located in Greenbank and Harris Buildings):

Research Student Registry located in Harris Building, Room HB058 (Foster 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 admission 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 Fiona Mair, Principal Officer – Research Degrees

Telephone: 01772 895083 or email: help4researchstudent@uclan.ac.uk.

The RSR also represent the interests of the graduate research constituency within the University.

Research Development & Support Team

The Research Development & Support Team (RDS) is responsible for the research student training including the induction programme and research student conferences. The RDS team also administer and support the University’s Ethical Approval systems.

  • We offer research skills training that is benchmarked as good practice, and has received the HR Excellence in Research award (see Training). Packages are available whether the student is full-time, part-time or off-campus.
  • We produce research communiques including BreakThrough – the University’s Research and Knowledge Transfer Journal

We manage the Times Higher Nominated Excellence in ICT e-Ethics system for the processing of all your research ethical issues.

For more information, please contact Jenny Gavell, Research Training Coordinator, 01772 895090 or email training4research@uclan.ac.uk

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 - Harris Building, Room HB104

Admissions queries email: researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk

Queries from current students email: help4researchstudent@uclan.ac.uk

STAFF ROLE TELEPHONE EMAIL
Fiona Mair Principal Officer +44 (0)1772 895083 help4researchstudent@uclan.ac.uk
Clare Altham Key Contact (Science & Technology, Clinical & Biomedical Sciences) +44 (0)1772 893744 help4researchstudent@uclan.ac.uk
Margaret Fisher Key Contact (Lancashire School of Business & Enterprise, Culture & Creative Industries, CELT) +44 (0)1772 892708 help4researchstudent@uclan.ac.uk
Clare Wiggans Key Contact (Sport & Wellbeing) +44 (0)1772 894647 help4researchstudent@uclan.ac.uk
Barbara Richardson Admissions +44 (0)1772 894284 researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk
Lou Kenny Admissions +44 (0)1772 896392 researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk
Claire Barker Exams and Awards +44 (0)1772 894285 researchexams@uclan.ac.uk
Khalil Patel Admission, Exams and Awards +44 (0)1772 895082 help4researchstudent@uclan.ac.uk
Kirsty Edgerton Admission, Exams and Awards +44 (0)1772 894287 help4researchstudent@uclan.ac.uk


Graduate Research 

STAFF ROLE TELEPHONE EMAIL
Andrea Ferguson Head of Graduate Research +44 (0)1772 894326 aferguson1@uclan.ac.uk
Jenny Gavell Ethics, Staff/Student Training and support to Head of School +44 (0)1772 895090 jlgavell@uclan.ac.uk


Researcher Development Unit

STAFF ROLE TELEPHONE EMAIL
Carol Walton Researcher Development Lead +44 (0)1772 895447 cwalton4@uclan.ac.uk
Trudi Emmens Research Training Coordinator  +44 (0)1772 893486 tmemmens@uclan.ac.uk