Student information & FAQsPostgraduate research students

COVID-19 Protection Level 4

Please note that Glasgow moved into COVID-19 Protection Level 4 on 26 Dec 2020. Please ensure you read our as it may supersede some of the information on this page.

 

Conferences are now typically being held remotely and online. Please follow Scottish Government guidance on travel abroad if you are currently resident in Scotland.

Your viva can proceed via video conferencing if you, your supervisor and the examiners agree. Please see our Guidance on the use of video conferencing or Skype, Zoom or equivalent for Viva Voce examination.

The University understands that some international postgraduate research students may wish to return home and continue their studies. This should be discussed with your supervisor in the first instance, in order to ensure that the appropriate measures can be put in place to support your supervision and maintain ongoing continuous contact. 

Tier 4 students MUST read the information advice in the "Visas and Immigration" section.

Plans are being put in place for a measured and phased return to campus, informed at all times by Government guidance.

Please visit the Return & Resume Hub for more general information.

For specific information about your situation please contact your Research Supervisor for guidance.

In line with current Government guidance, most staff continue to work from home. Please contact your supervisor to confirm with them how you will communicate with them during this time. Options include Zoom, Skype, email and phone.

This depends on the nature of your field work. Please contact your supervisor who will advise you. Please also adhere to the social distancing and other advice available from the NHS. It is important to adhere to these guidelines.

Please follow Scottish Government Guidance on travel abroad if you are currently resident in Scotland.

A new process for staff and research students wishing to undertake field-work and external research visits/travel within the UK is now in place.

Please refer to the Readiness Approvals Flowcharts (number five).   

If there are funding conditions that are concerning you, speak to your Research Supervisor who in turn can seek advice from the University. Further advice is available from the UKRI.

In the meantime, if you are suffering financial hardship visit our Student Financial Support web pages for information about Discretionary and Financial Support funds and contact details for the Funding and Financial Support team.

The University will ensure that no PGR is financially disadvantaged by the impact of COVID-19. Stipends will continue to be paid throughout the COVID-19 situation.

In the first instance, please contact your Research Supervisor for guidance. If you cannot reach your Research Supervisor, please contact your department/school or Faculty Office.

It is recommended that you contact your funder for specific guidance. In the meantime, if you are suffering financial hardship visit our Student Financial Support web pages for information about Discretionary and Financial Support funds and contact details for the Funding and Financial Support team.

Please work with your Research Supervisor to record any impact on your research. Any necessary adjustments such as lengthening the period of study can be managed through the annual progress review process.

Please maintain contact with your Research Supervisor, who will be liaising with the University Estates Services on this matter.

Please note that due to the risks presented by the COVID-19 outbreak studies involving human subjects must be curtailed. Please take a look at further guidance from the University Ethics Committee.

New and continuing students will be sent details of the registration process – you can find out more on our Registration web pages.

New student cards are not currently being issued; however, you must still complete the registration process. Read more in the Registration FAQs or contact the team by email at registration@strath.ac.uk for more information.

The doors of the Andersonian Library opened on Monday 24 August.

The video below provides detailed information on what to expect and prepare for when you visit the Library.

A ‘Covid-19 Return to Campus Health Self Assessment (Post Graduate Researcher)’ must be completed and sent to your supervisor prior to visiting the library. Please make sure your supervisor is aware of all visits to the library.

Access: you can use your student ID card or Strathclyde App (see ‘Registration’ above for details regarding ID cards).

Currently, there is no requirement to ‘book’ a space in the library.

Queries regarding the loan and return of books, including the click and collect service, and use of the library printer should be directed to the Library Team.

Follow the Library Team on Twitter for latest updates.