News from Head of School
New application system for PGR
We are introducing a new procedure for dealing with
Postgraduate Research (PGR) student applications. You will no longer
receive paper copies of application forms. Instead, you will receive
emails from the PGR office to indicate that there are applications for you to
consider. The new procedure is intended to make our administration more
efficient and also improve our response times. When you receive an email, or
at any time, log in to your PGR applications account giving your School of Computer Science teaching-domain
password. The address is as follows (note the 'https'):
You will then see a list of all PGR applications that are for you, as well as
applications that are open to everyone to consider. For each application,
there will be some details, and a zip file containing all of the documents we
have received concerning the applicant. You will have up 14 days to respond.
You will receive reminders 48 hours and 24 hours in advance of the deadline.
If you have not responded in this time period the application will be
automatically transferred to a general pool, which can be viewed by all
academics in the School. Anyone is then free to make an offer to the
When considering an application, you can either accept it, reject it or refer
it to another academic who, you believe, is more suited to supervising the
proposed work. You will be required to give feedback when accepting or
rejecting an application. This will be used when considering applicants
for funding, and for giving applicants some feedback in acceptance and rejection
Any outstanding paper applications should be processed as previously, in
paper form. You will also be able to view a list of applicants to whom you
have already made offers.
If you have any technical problems please contact Iain Hart, or if you have any
administrative queries please contact Ros Cooper.
EPSRC Challenging Engineering call 14
Please take pro-active steps to identify candidates for
"Challenging Engineering" call, at:
Please note the particular requirements and criteria of this call, since it
seeks to identify and support future leading researchers, but in a way that
is distinctive from the EPSRC Fellowships. The EPSRC process includes an
The EPSRC closing date is 11th August.
of Manchester is allowed
to submit a maximum of 4 proposals.
There will be an internal process to identify/select those proposals. In
order to allow enough time subsequently for their thorough preparation, all
candidates must submit summary information to Adrian Jarvis (Adrian.Jarvis@manchester.ac.uk),
by 12 noon on Monday 14th June.
The content of that summary info will be defined next week. Please let Howard Barringer know as soon as
possible if you plan to make a proposal.