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Supervision, Progression, Submission

The small print

Ensure that you're aware of the rules and regulations surrounding your PhD.

The relationship with your Supervisor(s) is very important so you should familiarise yourself with the requirements around this.

Your first year Upgrade and subsequent Annual Reviews are key steps in your thesis journey, so ensure you're up-to-speed about your progression.

Finally, the thesis submission and Viva are the final key steps in your PhD so make sure you know exactly how they work.

Supervision and Progression

The Doctoral College's guidance on supervision and progression:

  • PGR regulations
  • Supervision and monitoring guidelines
  • Changes to registration


The Doctoral College's guidance on submission and Vivas:

  • Guide to examinations for higher degrees by research
  • Forms for students and examiners
  • Online thesis submission form and final Library submission form
  • Viva by video guidance
  • Covid-19 impact
  • PGR academic appeals

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