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Research Students

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.

Research Student Registry

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.

Researcher Development Unit & Ethics and Integrity Unit

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.

Research Support

The University provides an extensive support network for research students and we are here to help you make the most of your postgraduate studies. We deal with all issues relating to postgraduate research students (PGRS) from admission to award.

Document Library

The Research Document Library provides an A-Z of links to download all relevant forms and guides needed for each stage of your research degree.

Research Governance

All research projects conducted at the University of Central Lancashire require research governance to ensure ethical approval (where required) and adherence to policies and regulations.

Research Ethics System

Ethical approval is assessed by three committees and the University provides and e-Ethics submission system for all relevant research proposals.

The Student Information and Support Centre 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.