Welcome to this guide which includes resources and help for doing your project. It supplements information provided in your project handbook available via Blackboard. Use the tabs above to explore guidance on specific topics.
You are encouraged to develop your own project in discussion with your potential supervisor. Projects can take the following forms:
The primary aim of the project is to promote the academic and intellectual development of the student through an extended period of primarily self-motivated work, which will build on the more formal taught parts of that student’s programme.
The importance of this work will be reflected in the contribution of the assessment mark to the final degree classification.
A suitable research topic should test a scientific hypothesis or be hypothesis generating by reviewing existing data/literature or conducting a pilot study.
As a result of doing a project you will...
Working with your supervisor is a partnership and you need to negotiate a way to work that suits both of you. See the Project management section of this guide for more information:
Jackie Skinner can help with doing your literature search, doing a systematic review, citing references, and using EndNote or Mendeley for reference management. She can offer one-to-one support via email or online, or come to the weekly Library & ASK drop-in (time will be advertised by email and on posters). See her contact page for email and booking details:
Your ASK Adviser
The ASK Adviser is a PhD student who has been trained by the Library's Study Advice Team to offer advice on study skills such as writing your literature review, using references in your work and time management. Come along to the weekly drop-in to talk to them.
Study Advice & Maths Support
Support for using Microsoft Office
If you need guidance on using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Access or PowerPoint try these online tutorials: