Advice for Postgraduate Research Students during the Covid-19 Restrictions (Lockdown)

For the vast majority of research students it will not be possible to continue with your studies normally while restrictions on movement and face to face meetings are in place. The Graduate School recognises that your progress will be significantly affected. There is a recognition that the expected outcomes of projects are likely to be affected and that some projects may require more time for completion. We will work with all students and supervisors individually to determine suitable outcomes.

The following documents have been prepared to provide advice on Annual Progress Reviews and Viva procedures

Approaches to Annual Progress Review

Arrangements for Remote PGR Student Vivas

We recognise you may have a range of commitments at this time and foremost for everyone in the Graduate School is your welfare, so please stay safe follow NHS guidelines on contact but also consider your work life balance and your wellbeing at this difficult time. The University Wellbeing Service has provided general advice on how research students can continue to engage productively with their projects with a Frequently Asked Questions Advice Page

We are currently working to revise the workshop booking system to make materials available interactive online workshops, to redirect to recordings or to move sessions to a later date.

A number of resources are available to support research student training and development during the restrictions if you have time you would like to devote to your own development you might like to investigate the following:


Medical Discovary Catapult - Webinar Series 22nd April - 17th June

Bioinformatics Support Unit - Lockdown Learning Introduction to Command Line Programming and Bioinformatics


Cocharne Training - Learning Live Seminar Series7th May onwards

UK Data Sevice Webinar - Being a Computational Social Scientist 12th May 1-2pm

UK Data Service Introductory Webinars 7th May onwards

Access at any time

Dr Sacha Epskamp (Amsterdam University) Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)

Royal Society of Edinburgh Presentations - Women in Science / RSE Lectures

University College Union - Continued Professional Development (CPD) Guides

Fistral Training Videos - Project Management

Presentations to Understand Covid-19 and Corona Virus