Next week on the Academic Development and Research Training Programme

Ethics Online demonstration

A demonstration of the new Online Research Ethics and Governance Approval System.

The system enables staff and students to submit their project for ethics approval at any time, from any campus, as well as track their application through the process.

11:00am – 12:00pm, Monday, April 24, 2017

Examining a Doctorate

This session is aimed at those who are new to examining doctoral candidates. He session will explore the primary responsibilities of doctoral examiners are. It will focus on the procedures at Northumbria University and in addition will discuss how examiners can ensure that the work is of an appropriate standard, how a doctoral examination proceeds and how to support doctoral candidates through the process.

1:00pm – 3:00pm, Monday, April 24, 2017

Independent Non Examining Chair Briefing

The independent non-examining chair college was created to ensure equity and fairness in the examination process. The criteria for membership of the IC College are as follows. ICs should be current members of the University’s academic staff who have, successfully supervised to completion at least one research degree student, experience of examining research degrees, experience of management of staff, sufficient experience and seniority to command respect and, if necessary, intervene in the oral examination. Members of the University’s Research Degrees Committee are automatically members of the IC College. Associate Deans (Research and Innovation) should nominate sufficient members who satisfy the above criteria, to make certain that enough capacity is available in each Faculty to ensure the volume of annual research degree examinations can take place. Staff who are nominated should attend this workshop before undertaking their role.

10:00am – 12:00pm, Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Supervisor Regulation Update

The PGR Supervisor Update is a briefing that all current supervisors must attend every three years. This ensures that Northumbria supervisors are kept up-to-date with changes in Unviersity regulations and national requirements relating to PGSs.

1:00pm – 3:00pm, Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Postgraduate Research Supervisor

The new postgraduate research supervisor workshop is an opportunity for staff new to PGR supervision to learn about the support mechanisms available for PGRs at Northumbria. This session will introduce staff to the procedures and practices at Northumbria for postgraduate research including recruitment, progression and examination. This session will also cover ethics and integrity of research and supervisory relationship.

10:00am – 12:00pm, Thursday, April 27, 2017

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