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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 SciencesNewcastle University (Some) Principal Officers

ChancellorProfessor Sir Liam Donaldson Vice-ChancellorProfessor 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 progression33Aim of the Graduate SchoolTo facilitate a productive, stimulating and enjoyable period of research studies, which will form the foundation of your future career44Postgraduate Research Student Induction

Aim of the Graduate SchoolThe Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression55Graduate 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 candidates66Dean of Postgraduate Studies Professor Barry Hirst

Professor of Cellular PhysiologyInstitute for Cell & Molecular Biosciences

BSc Physiology Newcastle UniversityPhD Newcastle University77Graduate 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 Rob TaylorPG Taught Courses/MResProf Robert Lightowlers Prof Mark Birch-Machin

Ms Barbara Sumner Graduate School AdministratorDr Richard HetheringtonPG Development Co-ordinator88Graduate School Committee Graduate School ExecutiveInstitute Postgraduate Research Student CoordinatorsResearch Degrees Postgraduate Taught Degree Programme DirectorsTaught programmesStudent Representatives (2)99Graduate School OfficeBarbara Sumner Graduate School AdministratorSarah Golightly Deputy AdministratorLin James PhD/MD Progress Jo Chamberlin Skills Development AssistantDr Richy Hetherington Skills DevelopmentMResKirsty Sanderson MRes CoordinatorAndrea Strong MRes1010Graduate School FacilitiesLounge areaPopular MagazinesNature, New Scientist, TimesCaf areadrinks, snacks machinesComputer areasComputer clusterWireless connectionStudy Rooms - 3Booking systemPlasma screenInformation Access to Graduate School Office

1111Where do I get information?Handbook FacultyUniversity

Development Programme

Graduate School WebsiteLinks

1212Postgraduate Research Student Induction

Aim of the Graduate SchoolThe Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression1313University 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 EnglandUniversity StructureFaculty of Humanities and Social SciencesHASSFaculty of Medical SciencesFMSFaculty of Science, Agriculture and EngineeringSAgEUniversity Senior ManagementVice ChancellorProfessor Chris BrinkDeputy Vice ChancellorProfessor Ella RitchiePro-Vice ChancellorsTeaching & LearningProfessor Suzanne CholertonResearch & InnovationProfessor Nick WrightPlanningProfessor Tony StevensonFaculty PVCsHASSProfessor Charles HarveyMedical SciencesProfessor Chris DaySAgEProfessor Oliver Hinton

RegistrarDoctor John HoganFinance DirectorMr Richard DaleDirector of Human ResourcesMrs Veryan Johnson

1616Medical Sciences ManagementPro-Vice ChancellorProfessor Chris Day

Deans:Clinical MedicineProfessor Alastair BurtResearch & Development Professor Michael WhitakerPostgraduate StudiesProfessor Barry HirstUndergraduate StudiesProfessor Jane Calvert17172009: 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 ResearchFaculty of Medical SciencesSchoolsBiomedical SciencesBSc programmesDental SciencesBDS, MSc, research linked to InstitutesMedical Sciences Education DevelopmentMBBS, MClinEd PsychologyBSc, Doctorate Clin Psych, Psychological Therapies trainingResearch 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, bacterial & stem cell biology. Translating basic biomedical and clinical research for the benefit of patientsResearch income 2010/11 > 56mBiomedical Research Centre awarded 21m 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) 35th2222Postgraduate Research Student Induction

Aim of the Graduate SchoolThe Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression2323Graduate School Ethos Provide optimal environment Ensure quality of supervision Support postgraduate student networking Part of thriving research environment Support student welfare and progress

2424Research 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

2525Research 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 2626SupervisionFellows of Graduate SchoolExperienced supervisorsSupervisory TeamsAll teams include an Academic Supervisor (University staff)Lead supervisorUniversity or NHS (Honorary Fellow)

2727Learning Agreement & Project ApprovalLearning AgreementStandards of leaning and supportSigned by student and supervisory team Project ApprovalProject outline and timelineEthicsDefines supervisory teamWithin 3 months maximum of registration2828ProgressionEach year assessment by two independent members of academic staffEnsure research programme/studies on targeteProgression systemStudent inputSupervisory team inputProgress PanelInstitute inputDean approval2929TimescalePhDThree 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! 3030Student Support3131Graduate School3232Graduate SchoolWelcome interaction and feedback

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

3333Thank you and best wishes for successful studies