Postgraduate Research Student SupportTHELMA2014AWARD


The Research Student Support Team (formerly the HaSS and SAgE Graduate School Offices) and the Medical Sciences Graduate School Office are here to support you during your studies.  Contact details can be found here, and the areas where we can provide support are listed below.

All research students are strongly encouraged to read thoroughly the following guides:

The handbook provides information on all aspects of study at Newcastle University. It provides advice on important contact details; financial matters, facilities and services; personal matters; and academic matters, policies and procedures.

The Code of Practice sets out the University’s standards for its research programmes.


Registration - Frequently Asked Questions

Visit this page to find answers to queries we frequently receive from research students registering each September. If you have a question about any of your details as displayed in the Student Self-service Portal (S3P), please check here first.




PGR Attendance Monitoring


Key Activities for Research Students

This area demonstrates the Code of Practice in action: activities from your Induction to your examination. You’ll find an explanation of what you must do to ensure that your candidature is confirmed at the end of your first year of research: sign a Learning Agreement, submit a Research Project Proposal, gain ethical approval if required, and undergo an Annual Progress Review. You’ll also find information on the Training Programmes offered by each Faculty, how to inform us of a change to your Supervisory Team, and the ongoing monitoring of your progress throughout your studies.


Changes in Your Circumstances

Here you’ll find information about interrupting your studies, transferring your candidature, applying to undertake study outside of the University, or extending your thesis submission deadline.


The Research Degree Examination Process

This page describes the examination process in detail from start to finish. All students due to submit are strongly encouraged to read the information provided here.


Forms and Policies

An A-Z list of forms and policies relevant to postgraduate research students, including the Holiday Policy; Sickness Policy; Extension and Interruption Application forms.


Visa - Frequently Asked Questions

International postgraduate research students who require a CAS to extend their Tier 4 visa are encouraged to visit this page.