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 (see the box below). See her contact page for email and booking details.
Your ASK adviser
Lucy Turner is a PhD student in Food and Nutritional Sciences. She 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 (see the box below)
Study Advice & Maths Support Services
Support for using Microsoft Office
Staff at the IT Service Desk in the Library may be able to help with specific questions on using Word and Excel. If you need training try the free online tutorials provided by GCL Learn Free.
Got a question about the Library, finding information, referencing, literature searching or using EndNote/Mendeley? Or about study skills such as writing assignments/lab reports, time management, using references in your work or preparing for exams?
Then come along to the Library and ASK drop-in for Food and Nutritional Sciences. Your librarian and ASK Advisor will be on hand to discuss your question.
When? Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 term-time only
Where? On Blackboard Collaborate - just follow the link below.