Graduate School
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Professor Barry Hirst
Dean of Postgraduate Studies
Graduate School
Aim of the Graduate School
The Graduate School
Newcastle University and
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Su...
Aim of the Graduate School
 To facilitate a productive,
stimulating and enjoyable
period of research studies,
which will ...
Graduate School
Aim of the Graduate School
The Graduate School
Newcastle University and
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Su...
Graduate School
 >700 Students registered for
Postgraduate Research or
Postgraduate Taught Programmes
(Masters)
 ~400 Ca...
Dean of Postgraduate Studies
 Professor Barry Hirst
 Professor of Cellular Physiology
 Institute for Cell & Molecular B...
Graduate School Executive
 Prof Barry Hirst Dean of Postgraduate Studies
 Prof John Kirby Faculty Postgraduate Tutor
 D...
Graduate School Office
 Barbara Sumner Graduate School Administrator
 Sarah Golightly Deputy Administrator
 Julie Dalge...
Graduate School Facilities
 Lounge area
 Popular Magazines
 New Scientist, Times
 Café area
 drinks, snacks machines
...
Where do I get information?
 Handbook
Faculty
University
 Training Programme
 Graduate School
Website
Links
Graduate School
 Postgraduate Research Student
Induction
 Aim of the Graduate School
The Graduate School
Newcastle Uni...
Newcastle University -
Faculties
Humanities and Social Sciences
Medical Sciences
Science, Agriculture and Engineering
Faculty of Medical Sciences -
Management
 Pro-Vice ChancellorPro-Vice Chancellor
 Deans:Deans:
 Clinical MedicineClinic...
Faculty of Medical Sciences -
Research Culture
 International
reputation
 BiosciencesBiosciences
 MedicineMedicine
 De...
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Research Strengths
 Institutes
 Institute for Aging and Health
 Institute for Cell & Molecu...
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Research Strengths
 Schools
 Biomedical Sciences (UG)
 Clinical & Laboratory Sciences
 Cli...
Undergraduate Education
Biomedical/Biosciences
Dentistry
Medicine
Psychology
Teaching quality assessment score of
143...
Graduate School
Aim of the Graduate School
The Graduate School
Newcastle University and
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Su...
Graduate School Ethos
 Provide optimal environment
 Ensure quality of supervision
 Support postgraduate student network...
Research Student Training
Programme
 Tailored for Research students in the
Faculty of Medical Sciences
 Enable students ...
Supervision
Fellows of Graduate School
Experienced supervisors
Supervisory Teams
All teams include an Academic Supervi...
Progression
Each year assessment by two
independent members of academic staff
Ensure research programme/studies on
target
Timescale
 PhD – Three/four years completion of research
and submission of thesis
 MRes/PhD integrated programmes – 4 ye...
Research Training Portfolio
 ePortfolio
 A record of your personal development at
the University of Newcastle
 Maps to ...
Student Support
Faculty
Graduate School
School / Institute
Supervisor
Student -
Graduate School
Dean of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty
Postgraduate Tutor
School/ Institute
Postgraduate Tutor
Supervisory
T...
Graduate School
Professor Barry Hirst
Professor John Kirby
Your School/ Institute
Postgraduate Tutor
Your Supervisory
Team...
Graduate School
 Welcome interaction and feedbackWelcome interaction and feedback
 Student involvementStudent involvemen...
Conclusion
We are here to ensure you have a
productive, stimulating and
enjoyable period of research
studies, which will f...
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  1. 1. Graduate School Faculty of Medical Sciences Professor Barry Hirst Dean of Postgraduate Studies
  2. 2. Graduate School Aim of the Graduate School The Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression
  3. 3. Aim of the Graduate School  To facilitate a productive, stimulating and enjoyable period of research studies, which will form the foundation of your future career
  4. 4. Graduate School Aim of the Graduate School The Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression
  5. 5. Graduate School  >700 Students registered for Postgraduate Research or Postgraduate Taught Programmes (Masters)  ~400 Candidates registered for PhD  ~100 Candidates registered for MD
  6. 6. Dean of Postgraduate Studies  Professor Barry Hirst  Professor of Cellular Physiology  Institute for Cell & Molecular Biosciences  BSc Physiology – Newcastle University  PhD – Newcastle University
  7. 7. Graduate School Executive  Prof Barry Hirst Dean of Postgraduate Studies  Prof John Kirby Faculty Postgraduate Tutor  Dr Julia Newton Director of MD Studies  Dr Peter Donaldson Director of PG Taught Courses  Prof Steve Yeaman Director of International Studies  Prof Robert Lightowlers Neurosciences  Prof Mark Birch-Machin Clinical & Laboratory Sciences  Dr Dianne Ford Cell & Molecular Biosciences  Ms Barbara Sumner Graduate School Administrator  Dr Richard Hetherington Research Skills Co-ordinator
  8. 8. Graduate School Office  Barbara Sumner Graduate School Administrator  Sarah Golightly Deputy Administrator  Julie Dalgetty PhD Admissions  Lin James PhD Progress  Laura Payne MD Admissions/Progress  Dr Richy Hetherington Skills Training   MRes  Kirsty Sanderson MRes Coordinator  Andrea Strong MRes
  9. 9. Graduate School Facilities  Lounge area  Popular Magazines  New Scientist, Times  Café area  drinks, snacks machines  Computer areas  Computer cluster  Wireless connection  Study Rooms - 3  Booking system  Plasma screen  Information  Access to Graduate School Office
  10. 10. Where do I get information?  Handbook Faculty University  Training Programme  Graduate School Website Links
  11. 11. Graduate School  Postgraduate Research Student Induction  Aim of the Graduate School The Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression
  12. 12. Newcastle University - Faculties Humanities and Social Sciences Medical Sciences Science, Agriculture and Engineering
  13. 13. Faculty of Medical Sciences - Management  Pro-Vice ChancellorPro-Vice Chancellor  Deans:Deans:  Clinical MedicineClinical Medicine  DevelopmentDevelopment  PostgraduatePostgraduate  ResearchResearch  UndergraduateUndergraduate  International MedicalInternational Medical  Prof Oliver James  Prof Alastair Burt  Prof Michael Whitaker  Prof Barry Hirst  Prof Tim Cawston  Prof Suzanne Cholerton  Prof Reg Jordan
  14. 14. Faculty of Medical Sciences - Research Culture  International reputation  BiosciencesBiosciences  MedicineMedicine  DentistryDentistry  Research AssessmentResearch Assessment ExerciseExercise  All areas 5 – 5* – 5* *All areas 5 – 5* – 5* *  MaximumMaximum
  15. 15. Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Strengths  Institutes  Institute for Aging and Health  Institute for Cell & Molecular Biosciences  Institute of Cellular Medicine  Institute of Health & Society  Institute of Human Genetics  Institute of Neurosciences  Northern Institute of Cancer Research  North of England Stem Cell Institute Paul O’Gorman Building - NICR
  16. 16. Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Strengths  Schools  Biomedical Sciences (UG)  Clinical & Laboratory Sciences  Clinical Medical Sciences  Dental Sciences  Medical Education Development  Neurology, Neurobiology and  Psychiatry  Psychology (UG/D Clin Psych)  Surgical & Reproductive Sciences
  17. 17. Undergraduate Education Biomedical/Biosciences Dentistry Medicine Psychology Teaching quality assessment score of 143 out of 144
  18. 18. Graduate School Aim of the Graduate School The Graduate School Newcastle University and Faculty of Medical Sciences Support and progression
  19. 19. Graduate School Ethos  Provide optimal environment  Ensure quality of supervision  Support postgraduate student networking  Part of thriving research environment  Support student welfare and progress
  20. 20. Research Student Training Programme  Tailored for Research students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences  Enable students to meet their potential  Maps directly to the skills expected of research students
  21. 21. Supervision Fellows of Graduate School Experienced supervisors Supervisory Teams All teams include an Academic Supervisor (University staff)
  22. 22. Progression Each year assessment by two independent members of academic staff Ensure research programme/studies on target
  23. 23. Timescale  PhD – Three/four years completion of research and submission of thesis  MRes/PhD integrated programmes – 4 years form first registration on integrated programme  ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM – Thesis MUST be submitted WITHIN 4 years of first registration
  24. 24. Research Training Portfolio  ePortfolio  A record of your personal development at the University of Newcastle  Maps to the skills expected of a research student  eProgression  Integration of progression processes
  25. 25. Student Support Faculty Graduate School School / Institute Supervisor Student -
  26. 26. Graduate School Dean of Postgraduate Studies Faculty Postgraduate Tutor School/ Institute Postgraduate Tutor Supervisory Team Student
  27. 27. Graduate School Professor Barry Hirst Professor John Kirby Your School/ Institute Postgraduate Tutor Your Supervisory Team Student – YOU
  28. 28. Graduate School  Welcome interaction and feedbackWelcome interaction and feedback  Student involvementStudent involvement Student Representative CommitteeStudent Representative Committee Student representation onStudent representation on GraduateGraduate School CommitteeSchool Committee
  29. 29. Conclusion We are here to ensure you have a productive, stimulating and enjoyable period of research studies, which will form the foundation of your future career

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