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PGR Overview

Having achieved University status in 2005 and research degree awarding powers in 2009, Liverpool Hope University has embarked on a strategic programme of change to sustain its academic ambitions and secure its distinctiveness in the future. The objective has been to establish a high quality ‘teaching led, research informed’ University, while reaching out to the most able from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the only ecumenical university in Europe, with over 7,000 students, Liverpool Hope works closely with faith partners locally, nationally and internationally, to provide access to a high quality learning environment and an educational philosophy to ‘educate in the round’, developing graduates with a sense of social responsibility and good global citizenship. 

The University focus on excellence in research and scholarship is reflected in the latest REF submission, in which the University submitted work to 12 Units of Assessment. Selection of staff for inclusion in the submission was based on an internal review of research (using independent external advisers) and as a result 54% of eligible academic staff were returned for REF 2014. This represents a substantial increase from the previous RAE 2008 exercise and gives a promising picture of the University’s research profile, which reveals significant amount at internationally excellent quality.

To support this, the University has devoted significant time, energy and resources to developing its research profile. These pages are designed to support staff who are supporting PGR studies from a variety of backgrounds.

Useful contacts:

In the first instance all staff queries should be directed to the Faculty Postgraduate Research Coordinators 
 Faculty of Arts & Humanities Dr Simon Podmore  E. podmors@hope.ac.uk
 Faculty of Education Dr Alan Hodkinson  E. hodkina@hope.ac.uk
 Faculty of Science Dr Rosanna Cousins  E. cousinr@hope.ac.uk
 
Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research Dr Janet Speake speakej@hope.ac.uk

Supervisor Training

Liverpool Hope University is committed to supporting our PGR students with not only with colleagues with the right research background, but also with the skills required to supervise students through to successful completion of their programme.

2016/17 Programme

The Director of Studies Training is open to all Research Supervisors/Advisors.

Please note that all Postgraduate Research Directors of Study and Supervisors must attend one of Annual Update sessions in each academic year.

All Postgraduate Research Directors of Study, Supervisors new to postgraduate research supervision or new to postgraduate research supervision at Hope must attend:

  • One of the Annual Update sessions and a session on each the following:
  • Postgraduate Research – Structures and Procedures
  • Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme
  • Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring

Any supervisor applying to be appointed to the role of Independent Chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD examination panel must attend a session on Acting as an Independent Chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD panel. Supervisors are encouraged to attend any of the other sessions offered. 

Please click on the link to book onto the session using the Online Store. 

EventDateTimeRoom
Supervisor Forum: Reflecting on AMR 13th October 2016

13:00 - 14:00

 EDEN101

PGR Supervisor Annual Update 

20th October 2016

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

 COR110

 (Creative Campus)

Acting as an Independent Chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD panel

27th October 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN007
Acting in role of Chair of Confirmation of Registration Events 11th November 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Mitigating Circumstances 16th November 2016 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN101
Getting started: Postgraduate research at Liverpool Hope University 17th November 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN007
Ethics Training 23rd November 2016 12:30 - 14:00  EDEN012
Acting as an Internal Research Degree Examiner 24th November 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN007
Getting started: Postgraduate research at Liverpool Hope University 25th November 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Postgraduate Research: Structures and Procedures 2nd December 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Confirmation Events: Process and Practice 6th December 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN101
Supervisor Forum 9th December 2016 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN108
Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme Workshop 19th January 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN006
Director of Studies Training  27th January 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN012
Pulling Together Ready for Submission 10th February 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
PGR Supervisor Annual Update 16th February 2017

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

 EDEN102
Postgraduate Research: Structures and Procedures 24th February 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN101
Pulling Together Ready for Submission 9th March 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN007
Acting as an External Research Degree Examiner  14th March 2017 13:00 - 14:00  HCA104
Acting in role of Chair of Confirmation of Registration Events 16th March 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN101
Confirmation Events: Process and Practice 17th March 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Acting as an Independant Chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD panel 23rd March 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Acting as an Internal Research Degree Examiner 30th March 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN108
Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring: Staff and Students 27th April 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Supervisor Forum 10th May 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN007
Pulling Together ready for Submission 12th May 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN108
Director of Studies Training 18th May 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN007
Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring: Staff and Students 25th May 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN007
       

Audio Guides

For supervisors requiring a quick refresher, or immediate guidance to our PGR Regulations and/or PGR Code of Practice we have developed a helpful set of four audio guides to talk you through the processes. 

To access these guides please use the following link: Audio Guides to the PGR Regulations and Code of Practice.

Guidance

All Postgraduate Research Directors of Studies, Research Supervisors new to postgraduate research supervision or new to postgraduate research supervision at Liverpool Hope must attend

  1. One of the Annual Update sessions and a session on each of the following
  2. Postgraduate Research - Structures and Procedures
  3. Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme
  4. Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring

Any supervisor wishing to be appointed to the role of Independent Chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD examination panel must attend the Acting as an Independent Chair session.

All Research Supervisors and Research Advisors are encouraged to attend any of the sessions offered. 

Contact us 

The Postgraduate Research Supervisor Training schedule is coordinated by Shauna Anton

 

PGR Regs & Forms

The following information and forms are for staff use only

PGR Regulations and Code of Practice

Assuring Standards and Quality (QAA)

General

Transfer of Registration from MPhil to PhD

Confirmation of Registration Event for PhD

Annual Monitoring

Annual Monitoring is the formal progression point in the academic year for our doctoral programmes. Queries regarding the Annual Monitoring process should be directed to your Faculty PGR Coordinator in the first instance.

University of Liverpool Award Students

Liverpool Hope Award Students

Oral Examinations

There are a range of examination forms which apply to specific courses, please ensure you are using the appropriate form for your students. Queries regarding the examination process should be directed to your Faculty PGR Coordinator in the first instance.

Appointment of the Oral Examination Panel

Guidance for Examiners

Examination forms for MPhil

Examination forms for Liverpool Hope Award PhD

Examination forms for Professional Doctorate (EdD)

Mid Point Review Form

HEI Partners

Liverpool Hope University is a teaching-led, research-informed university which aims for excellence in all aspects of its provision. An important element of that excellence will be working with organisations locally, nationally and internationally to enhance both the student experience and the academic profile and success of the University.

Within the area of Postgraduate Research we are the awarding board for doctoral awards at:

Maryvale Insitute

Maryvale is both a place of worship and a specialist Institute, providing distance learning opportunities in Catholic Theology, Evangelisation, Catechesis, Philosophy, Ministry and Religious Education at every level from short, informal courses to BAs, MAs and research degrees. The range of levels offered enables students from all backgrounds to develop their full potential and obtain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications.

For further information about Maryvale Institute click here

Colleagues at the Institute wishing to discuss maters with Liverpool Hope, please contact the Hope Moderator for Maryvale 

Newman University

Newman is a values-driven university where students are central to all that the university does. Students are encouraged to engage with theories and concepts, discuss ideas with tutors and become self-motivated, independent learners and creative thinkers able to make a difference in the world. Their Patron Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman wrote extensively about universities and argued that the role of the university is to train the mind rather than fill it with information. He was a fine tutor who made time for his students. His work underpins much of the understanding of multiple modes of intelligence and understanding that continues to influence modern educational practice.

For further information about Newman University click here

Colleagues at Newman wishing to discuss maters with Liverpool Hope, please contact the Hope Moderator for Newman

St Mary's University

On 23rd January 2014, St Mary's University College, Twickenham, was awarded full university title by the Privy Council and became St Mary's University, Twickenham. Established in 1850 as a Catholic teacher training college, St Mary's has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence and the granting of university title is an exciting milestone in its history. With an original intake of just six students, St Mary's has now grown to around 5,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across four academic Schools.

For further information about St Mary's University click here

Colleagues at St Mary's wishing to discuss maters with Liverpool Hope, please contact the Hope Moderator for St Mary's

Regulations and Code of Practice

Staff and students at our partner institutions are expected to adhere to the same PGR regulations and code of practice used at Liverpool Hope. However, to reflect the specific context of our partners we have developed a version which is applicable in terminology for ease of use by our partners.

PGR Code of Practice [Partner Institutions]

PGR Regulations [Partner Institutions]

Procedural Guidance 

The following document gives guidance about who a partner institution should contact in relation to key matters relating to postgraduate research. 

Contact Points for Partner Institutions

Forms

Special forms suitable for use by staff at our PGR Partners have been developed, and links to these are shown below.  For procedures not covered by these forms, please use the main forms on the PGR Regs and Forms tabs on the PGR Information for Staff page.

Supervisor Forms

Confirmation of Registration Event for PhD

Intention to Submit Form

Appointment of Oral Examination Panel

Guidance for Examiners

Examination Forms for MPhil

Examination Forms for PhD

Examination Forms for Professional Doctorate [EdD]

Mid Point Review Form

 

Audio Guides

To further support colleagues at our partners we have additional developed a set of four audio guides. 

Audio Guides to the PGR Regulations and Code of Practice

 

Staff Login

Designated Liverpool Hope staff can review and process applications by logging into our online application system:

 PGR Staff Login Image

PGR Overview

Having achieved University status in 2005 and research degree awarding powers in 2009, Liverpool Hope University has embarked on a strategic programme of change to sustain its academic ambitions and secure its distinctiveness in the future. The objective has been to establish a high quality ‘teaching led, research informed’ University, while reaching out to the most able from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the only ecumenical university in Europe, with over 7,000 students, Liverpool Hope works closely with faith partners locally, nationally and internationally, to provide access to a high quality learning environment and an educational philosophy to ‘educate in the round’, developing graduates with a sense of social responsibility and good global citizenship. 

The University focus on excellence in research and scholarship is reflected in the latest REF submission, in which the University submitted work to 12 Units of Assessment. Selection of staff for inclusion in the submission was based on an internal review of research (using independent external advisers) and as a result 54% of eligible academic staff were returned for REF 2014. This represents a substantial increase from the previous RAE 2008 exercise and gives a promising picture of the University’s research profile, which reveals significant amount at internationally excellent quality.

To support this, the University has devoted significant time, energy and resources to developing its research profile. These pages are designed to support staff who are supporting PGR studies from a variety of backgrounds.

Useful contacts:

In the first instance all staff queries should be directed to the Faculty Postgraduate Research Coordinators 
 Faculty of Arts & Humanities Dr Simon Podmore  E. podmors@hope.ac.uk
 Faculty of Education Dr Alan Hodkinson  E. hodkina@hope.ac.uk
 Faculty of Science Dr Rosanna Cousins  E. cousinr@hope.ac.uk
 
Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research Dr Janet Speake speakej@hope.ac.uk

Supervisor Training

Liverpool Hope University is committed to supporting our PGR students with not only with colleagues with the right research background, but also with the skills required to supervise students through to successful completion of their programme.

2016/17 Programme

The Director of Studies Training is open to all Research Supervisors/Advisors.

Please note that all Postgraduate Research Directors of Study and Supervisors must attend one of Annual Update sessions in each academic year.

All Postgraduate Research Directors of Study, Supervisors new to postgraduate research supervision or new to postgraduate research supervision at Hope must attend:

  • One of the Annual Update sessions and a session on each the following:
  • Postgraduate Research – Structures and Procedures
  • Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme
  • Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring

Any supervisor applying to be appointed to the role of Independent Chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD examination panel must attend a session on Acting as an Independent Chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD panel. Supervisors are encouraged to attend any of the other sessions offered. 

Please click on the link to book onto the session using the Online Store. 

EventDateTimeRoom
Supervisor Forum: Reflecting on AMR 13th October 2016

13:00 - 14:00

 EDEN101

PGR Supervisor Annual Update 

20th October 2016

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

 COR110

 (Creative Campus)

Acting as an Independent Chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD panel

27th October 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN007
Acting in role of Chair of Confirmation of Registration Events 11th November 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Mitigating Circumstances 16th November 2016 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN101
Getting started: Postgraduate research at Liverpool Hope University 17th November 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN007
Ethics Training 23rd November 2016 12:30 - 14:00  EDEN012
Acting as an Internal Research Degree Examiner 24th November 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN007
Getting started: Postgraduate research at Liverpool Hope University 25th November 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Postgraduate Research: Structures and Procedures 2nd December 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Confirmation Events: Process and Practice 6th December 2016 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN101
Supervisor Forum 9th December 2016 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN108
Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme Workshop 19th January 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN006
Director of Studies Training  27th January 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN012
Pulling Together Ready for Submission 10th February 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
PGR Supervisor Annual Update 16th February 2017

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

 EDEN102
Postgraduate Research: Structures and Procedures 24th February 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN101
Pulling Together Ready for Submission 9th March 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN007
Acting as an External Research Degree Examiner  14th March 2017 13:00 - 14:00  HCA104
Acting in role of Chair of Confirmation of Registration Events 16th March 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN101
Confirmation Events: Process and Practice 17th March 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Acting as an Independant Chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD panel 23rd March 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Acting as an Internal Research Degree Examiner 30th March 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN108
Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring: Staff and Students 27th April 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN108
Supervisor Forum 10th May 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN007
Pulling Together ready for Submission 12th May 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN108
Director of Studies Training 18th May 2017 12:00 - 13:00  EDEN007
Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring: Staff and Students 25th May 2017 13:00 - 14:00  EDEN007
       

Audio Guides

For supervisors requiring a quick refresher, or immediate guidance to our PGR Regulations and/or PGR Code of Practice we have developed a helpful set of four audio guides to talk you through the processes. 

To access these guides please use the following link: Audio Guides to the PGR Regulations and Code of Practice.

Guidance

All Postgraduate Research Directors of Studies, Research Supervisors new to postgraduate research supervision or new to postgraduate research supervision at Liverpool Hope must attend

  1. One of the Annual Update sessions and a session on each of the following
  2. Postgraduate Research - Structures and Procedures
  3. Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme
  4. Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring

Any supervisor wishing to be appointed to the role of Independent Chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD examination panel must attend the Acting as an Independent Chair session.

All Research Supervisors and Research Advisors are encouraged to attend any of the sessions offered. 

Contact us 

The Postgraduate Research Supervisor Training schedule is coordinated by Shauna Anton

 

PGR Regs & Forms

The following information and forms are for staff use only

PGR Regulations and Code of Practice

Assuring Standards and Quality (QAA)

General

Transfer of Registration from MPhil to PhD

Confirmation of Registration Event for PhD

Annual Monitoring

Annual Monitoring is the formal progression point in the academic year for our doctoral programmes. Queries regarding the Annual Monitoring process should be directed to your Faculty PGR Coordinator in the first instance.

University of Liverpool Award Students

Liverpool Hope Award Students

Oral Examinations

There are a range of examination forms which apply to specific courses, please ensure you are using the appropriate form for your students. Queries regarding the examination process should be directed to your Faculty PGR Coordinator in the first instance.

Appointment of the Oral Examination Panel

Guidance for Examiners

Examination forms for MPhil

Examination forms for Liverpool Hope Award PhD

Examination forms for Professional Doctorate (EdD)

Mid Point Review Form

HEI Partners

Liverpool Hope University is a teaching-led, research-informed university which aims for excellence in all aspects of its provision. An important element of that excellence will be working with organisations locally, nationally and internationally to enhance both the student experience and the academic profile and success of the University.

Within the area of Postgraduate Research we are the awarding board for doctoral awards at:

Maryvale Insitute

Maryvale is both a place of worship and a specialist Institute, providing distance learning opportunities in Catholic Theology, Evangelisation, Catechesis, Philosophy, Ministry and Religious Education at every level from short, informal courses to BAs, MAs and research degrees. The range of levels offered enables students from all backgrounds to develop their full potential and obtain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications.

For further information about Maryvale Institute click here

Colleagues at the Institute wishing to discuss maters with Liverpool Hope, please contact the Hope Moderator for Maryvale 

Newman University

Newman is a values-driven university where students are central to all that the university does. Students are encouraged to engage with theories and concepts, discuss ideas with tutors and become self-motivated, independent learners and creative thinkers able to make a difference in the world. Their Patron Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman wrote extensively about universities and argued that the role of the university is to train the mind rather than fill it with information. He was a fine tutor who made time for his students. His work underpins much of the understanding of multiple modes of intelligence and understanding that continues to influence modern educational practice.

For further information about Newman University click here

Colleagues at Newman wishing to discuss maters with Liverpool Hope, please contact the Hope Moderator for Newman

St Mary's University

On 23rd January 2014, St Mary's University College, Twickenham, was awarded full university title by the Privy Council and became St Mary's University, Twickenham. Established in 1850 as a Catholic teacher training college, St Mary's has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence and the granting of university title is an exciting milestone in its history. With an original intake of just six students, St Mary's has now grown to around 5,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across four academic Schools.

For further information about St Mary's University click here

Colleagues at St Mary's wishing to discuss maters with Liverpool Hope, please contact the Hope Moderator for St Mary's

Regulations and Code of Practice

Staff and students at our partner institutions are expected to adhere to the same PGR regulations and code of practice used at Liverpool Hope. However, to reflect the specific context of our partners we have developed a version which is applicable in terminology for ease of use by our partners.

PGR Code of Practice [Partner Institutions]

PGR Regulations [Partner Institutions]

Procedural Guidance 

The following document gives guidance about who a partner institution should contact in relation to key matters relating to postgraduate research. 

Contact Points for Partner Institutions

Forms

Special forms suitable for use by staff at our PGR Partners have been developed, and links to these are shown below.  For procedures not covered by these forms, please use the main forms on the PGR Regs and Forms tabs on the PGR Information for Staff page.

Supervisor Forms

Confirmation of Registration Event for PhD

Intention to Submit Form

Appointment of Oral Examination Panel

Guidance for Examiners

Examination Forms for MPhil

Examination Forms for PhD

Examination Forms for Professional Doctorate [EdD]

Mid Point Review Form

 

Audio Guides

To further support colleagues at our partners we have additional developed a set of four audio guides. 

Audio Guides to the PGR Regulations and Code of Practice

 

Staff Login

Designated Liverpool Hope staff can review and process applications by logging into our online application system:

 PGR Staff Login Image