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Information for current students



     Please note: A timetable incuding sessions scheduled from 15th Feb to 22nd March
     will follow once confirmed. In addition to this there are project presentations in the
     second week of  June       

Absence, Illness and extenuating circumstances


Absence and illness

All absence and illness should be made known to your supervisor. If this results in you missing a taught session then in addition to notifying your supervisor your should complete the self-certification form and send this to the Faculty Administrator tracey.jeffries@rhul.ac.uk  on or before the day the session takes place.


Extenuating circumstances

We hope that during the year you will see great results from your research project and produce a great final journal style paper. However, If you are taken ill or there are other extenuating circumstances that you believe have adversely affected your performance in relation to any aspect of your course/programme (for example, your attendance, submission of work, or performance) at any point during the academic year, you must inform the School in writing, and provide the appropriate evidence. Please read the Guidance for students for full details on how and when to inform your department about such circumstances. Please note that for School of Biological Sciences Master's students the extenuating circumstances form   needs to be submitted no later than one week after the final project hand in.

For further information about all of the above, please see the Master's Student Handbook



Training and progress


Please send all completed and signed review documents in Word format by email to the Faculty Admisistrator. Please do not convert to PDF.

  •      All you need to know can be found here

Other Useful Forms

Equipment Inventory

For training and access to any of the equipment on this log, please contact the person in charge.

Industrial Placements for PhD Students

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) students are expected to complete a Professional Internship (PIPS) during their time as a PhD student. This should be subject to the agreement of your supervisor. Placements for DTP students should not be related to their doctoral research.

Students should keep their supervisors informed throughout the process of arranging and undertaking an internship. Supervisors are encouraged to maintain contact with their students whilst on placement and where possible visit the student on placement at least once.

BBSRC DTP students should refer to the outlining documents.
Possible available Placements for BBSRC DTP students
All other PhD students are also encouraged to seek a placement, ideally in the second or third year of your PhD. In the case of Non DTP BBSRC students, the placement may be related to their doctoral research.
last updated November 2014


Postgraduate Meetings 

Terms of reference

Postgraduate Staff and Student Committee meeting dates 2016-17

Tuesday 1st November 2016 - B511A (11:00 - 13:00)
Thursday 16th February 2017 - B511A (11:00 - 13:00)
RHULBBSRCDTP–PIPSPolicyThursday 27th April 2017 - Room and time TBC

All postgraduate students are welcome to attend or submit agenda items for discussion via their group representative. Agenda items to be submitted to Tracey.jeffries@rhul.ac.uk two weeks before the meeting.








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