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Postgraduate Research Studies. Induction and Welcome Professor Barry Hirst Dean of Postgraduate Studies Graduate School Faculty of Medical Sciences. Newcastle University – (Some) Principal Officers. Chancellor Professor Sir Liam Donaldson. Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Brink. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Postgraduate Research StudiesInduction and Welcome

    Professor Barry HirstDean of Postgraduate StudiesGraduate SchoolFaculty of Medical Sciences

  • Newcastle University (Some) Principal OfficersChancellor Professor Sir Liam Donaldson Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Brink Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Medical Sciences) Professor Chris Day

  • Postgraduate Research Student Induction

    Aim of the Graduate SchoolThe Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression

  • Aim of the Graduate SchoolTo facilitate a productive, stimulating and enjoyable period of research studies, which will form the foundation of your future career

  • Postgraduate Research Student Induction

    Aim of the Graduate SchoolThe Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression

  • Graduate School ~900 Students registered for Postgraduate Research or Postgraduate Taught Programmes (Masters, Diplomas and Certificates)~400 Candidates registered for PhD~60 Candidates registered for MD~100 MRes candidates

  • Dean of Postgraduate Studies Professor Barry Hirst

    Professor of Cellular PhysiologyInstitute for Cell & Molecular Biosciences

    BSc Physiology Newcastle UniversityPhD Newcastle University

  • Graduate School Executive Prof Barry HirstDean of Postgraduate Studies Prof John KirbyFaculty Postgraduate TutorProf Dianne FordDirector of PhD Studies Prof Rob Pickard Director of MD StudiesProf Steve Yeaman Director of International Studies Dr Peter DonaldsonPG Taught Courses/MResProf Robert Lightowlers Prof Mark Birch-Machin

    Ms Barbara Sumner Graduate School AdministratorDr Richard HetheringtonPG Development Co-ordinator

  • Graduate School Committee Graduate School ExecutiveInstitute Postgraduate Research Student CoordinatorsResearch Degrees Postgraduate Taught Degree Programme DirectorsTaught programmesStudent Representatives (2)

  • Graduate School OfficeBarbara Sumner Graduate School AdministratorSarah Golightly Deputy AdministratorLin James PhD/MD Progress Katherine Mann Skills Development AssistantDr Richy Hetherington Skills DevelopmentMResKirsty Sanderson MRes CoordinatorAndrea Strong MRes

  • Graduate School FacilitiesLounge areaPopular MagazinesNature, New Scientist, TimesCaf areadrinks, snacks machinesComputer areasComputer clusterWireless connectionStudy Rooms - 3Booking systemPlasma screenInformation Access to Graduate School Office

  • Where do I get information?Handbook FacultyUniversity

    Training Programme

    Graduate School WebsiteLinks

  • Postgraduate Research Student Induction

    Aim of the Graduate SchoolThe Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression

  • University missionto be a world-class research-intensive universityto deliver teaching and facilitate learning of the highest qualityto play a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England

  • University StructureFaculty of Humanities and Social SciencesHASSFaculty of Medical SciencesFMSFaculty of Science, Agriculture and EngineeringSAgE

  • University Senior ManagementVice ChancellorProfessor Chris BrinkPro-Vice ChancellorsTeaching & LearningProfessor Ella RitchieResearch & InnovationProfessor Nick WrightEngagementProfessor Paul YoungerPlanningProfessor Tony StephensonFaculty PVCsHASSProfessor Charles HarveyMedical SciencesProfessor Chris DaySAgEProfessor Oliver Hinton

    RegistrarMr John HoganFinance DirectorMr Richard DaleDirector of Human ResourcesMrs Veryan Johnson

  • Medical Sciences ManagementPro-Vice ChancellorProfessor Chris Day

    Deans:Clinical MedicineProfessor Alastair BurtDevelopmentProfessor Michael WhitakerPostgraduate StudiesProfessor Barry HirstResearchProfessor Tim CawstonUndergraduate StudiesProfessor Suzanne Cholerton

  • 2009: Medical Sciences aimsTo do world class research in medical sciencesTo deliver teaching of the highest quality in all aspects of medical sciences while providing an excellent all-round student experienceTo develop the Facultys commercial and collaborative opportunities in the context of translational bioscience and medicine in order to augment the societal outcomes of the facultys research and teaching

  • Faculty of Medical SciencesResearch InstitutesInstitute for Ageing & HealthInstitute for Cell & Molecular BiosciencesInstitute of Cellular MedicineInstitute of Health & Society Institute of Human Genetics Institute of NeurosciencesNorthern Institute of Cancer Research

  • Faculty of Medical SciencesSchoolsBiomedical SciencesBSc programmesDental SciencesBDS, MSc, research linked to InstitutesMedical Sciences Education DevelopmentMBBS, MClinEd PsychologyBSc, Doctorate Clin Psych, Psychological Therapies training

  • Research CultureInternational standing in research focussed on three of the worlds biggest health challenges ageing; age-related chronic diseases; cancerStrong basic research in biosciences, genetics, mitochondrial biology and bacterial and stem cell biology. Translating basic biomedical and clinical research for the benefit of patientsclose collaboration between basic scientists and clinical academicsResearch income 2008-09 >60m

  • Research Assessment Exercise 2008RAE 2008 (Research Power) combined "medical" UoAs were 8th and in top 5 for hospital and lab-based medicineUoA4 (hospital- based clinical medicine) 5thUoA5 (lab based clinical medicine) 4thUoA2 (Cancer) 10thUoA6 (Epidemiology and Public Health) 17thUoA 7 (Health Services Research) 12thUoA 9 (Neuroscience) 7thUoA 10 (Dentistry) 6thUoA14 (Biological Sciences) 21stUoA44 (Psychology) 35th

  • Postgraduate Research Student Induction

    Aim of the Graduate SchoolThe Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression

  • Graduate School Ethos Provide optimal environment Ensure quality of supervision Support postgraduate student networking Part of thriving research environment Support student welfare and progress

  • Research Student Training ProgrammeTailored for Research students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences Enable students to meet their potential Maps directly to the skills expected of research studentsRoberts trainingResearch Councils UK

  • Research Training PortfolioePortfolioA record of your personal development at the University of NewcastleMaps to the skills expected of a research studentFeeds into progressioneProgressionIntegration of progression processes

  • SupervisionFellows of Graduate SchoolExperienced supervisorsSupervisory TeamsAll teams include an Academic Supervisor (University staff)Lead supervisorUniversity or NHS (Honorary Fellow)

  • Learning Agreement & Project ApprovalLearning AgreementStandards of leaning and supportSigned by student and supervisory team Project ApprovalProject outline and timelineEthicsDefines supervisory teamWithin 3 months maximum of registration

  • ProgressionEach year assessment by two independent members of academic staffEnsure research programme/studies on targeteProgression systemStudent inputSupervisory team inputProgress PanelInstitute inputDean approval

  • TimescalePhDThree years researchOne year Pending submission MAXIMUMSubmission of thesis within 4 years of first registrationMRes/PhD integrated programmesYear 1 MResYears 2 - 4 PhD research and submissionSubmission of thesis within 4 years of first registrationExtended submission after normal 4 year periodVery good reasonsFees payable at 50% of full fee!

  • Student Support

  • Graduate School

  • Graduate SchoolWelcome interaction and feedback

    Student involvementInstitute Postgraduate Committee Faculty Student Representative CommitteeStudent representation on Graduate School Committee

  • Research Student activities

  • Research Student activities

    Research Student ReceptionMonday 4th October 4 pmProfessor Tom Kirkwood CBEDirector, Institute for Ageing & Health

  • Thank you and best wishes for successful studies