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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 Denise Roche E. roched@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.

2017/18 Programme 

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 -

  1. One of the Annual Update sessions and a session on each the following:
  2. Director of Studies training (only mandatory to DoS)
  3. Postgraduate Research – Structures and Procedures
  4. Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme
  5. Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring
  6. Ethics Training
  • 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

To book onto any of the sessions below, please visit the Online Store

DateLeadEventTime
5th October 2017 Janet Speake Director of Studies Training - Particularly for new intake of PhD Scholarships 12pm - 2pm
12th October 2017 All PGR Induction 9:30am - 12pm
13th October 2017 Alan Hodkinson Supervisor Forum: Reflecting on AMR 1pm -  2pm

17th October 2017

CREATIVE CAMPUS

Janet Speake

PGR Supervisor Annual Update - Compulsory for supervisors who did not attend last academic year; those who are new to PGR supervision at Hope

Mitigating Circumstances 

AMR Reminder - Issues from 2017/17

*Mandatory session for all supervisors or director of studies

12pm - 2pm
27th October 2017 Janet Speake Acting as independent chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD panel 12pm - 1pm
2nd November 2017 Janet Speake

Repeat Session - 

Compulsory for supervisors who did not attend last academic year; those who are new to PGR supervision at Hope

Mitigating Circumstances 

AMR Reminder - Issues from 2017/17

*Mandatory session for all supervisors or director of studies

12pm - 1pm 

1pm -  2pm

10th November 2017 Janet Speake Confirmation of Registration Events: Process and Practice 12pm - 1pm
14th November 2017 Denise Roche Ethics training for Sciences 12:30pm - 2pm
17th November 2017 Janet Speake Acting in the role of Chair of Confirmations of Registration Events 1pm -  2pm
23rd November 2017 Janet Speake Acting as an Internal Research Degree Examiner 12pm - 1pm
28th November 2017 Daniel Jeyeraj Ethics Training 12pm - 1pm
7th December 2017 Janet Speake Confirmation Events: Process and practice (repeat session) 1pm -  2pm
7th December 2017 Cathy Walsh PGR for new supervisors 1pm -  2pm
8th December 2017 Alan Hodkinson Supervisor Forum 12pm - 1pm
12th December 2017 Daniel Jeyaraj Acting as an External Research Degree Examiner 1pm -  2pm

 

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 Denise Roche E. roched@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.

2017/18 Programme 

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 -

  1. One of the Annual Update sessions and a session on each the following:
  2. Director of Studies training (only mandatory to DoS)
  3. Postgraduate Research – Structures and Procedures
  4. Postgraduate Research Skills Scheme
  5. Postgraduate Research Annual Monitoring
  6. Ethics Training
  • 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

To book onto any of the sessions below, please visit the Online Store

DateLeadEventTime
5th October 2017 Janet Speake Director of Studies Training - Particularly for new intake of PhD Scholarships 12pm - 2pm
12th October 2017 All PGR Induction 9:30am - 12pm
13th October 2017 Alan Hodkinson Supervisor Forum: Reflecting on AMR 1pm -  2pm

17th October 2017

CREATIVE CAMPUS

Janet Speake

PGR Supervisor Annual Update - Compulsory for supervisors who did not attend last academic year; those who are new to PGR supervision at Hope

Mitigating Circumstances 

AMR Reminder - Issues from 2017/17

*Mandatory session for all supervisors or director of studies

12pm - 2pm
27th October 2017 Janet Speake Acting as independent chair of PhD/MPhil/EdD panel 12pm - 1pm
2nd November 2017 Janet Speake

Repeat Session - 

Compulsory for supervisors who did not attend last academic year; those who are new to PGR supervision at Hope

Mitigating Circumstances 

AMR Reminder - Issues from 2017/17

*Mandatory session for all supervisors or director of studies

12pm - 1pm 

1pm -  2pm

10th November 2017 Janet Speake Confirmation of Registration Events: Process and Practice 12pm - 1pm
14th November 2017 Denise Roche Ethics training for Sciences 12:30pm - 2pm
17th November 2017 Janet Speake Acting in the role of Chair of Confirmations of Registration Events 1pm -  2pm
23rd November 2017 Janet Speake Acting as an Internal Research Degree Examiner 12pm - 1pm
28th November 2017 Daniel Jeyeraj Ethics Training 12pm - 1pm
7th December 2017 Janet Speake Confirmation Events: Process and practice (repeat session) 1pm -  2pm
7th December 2017 Cathy Walsh PGR for new supervisors 1pm -  2pm
8th December 2017 Alan Hodkinson Supervisor Forum 12pm - 1pm
12th December 2017 Daniel Jeyaraj Acting as an External Research Degree Examiner 1pm -  2pm

 

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