We understand that research students are experiencing a range of practical and wellbeing issues at the present time. To help you to understand changes to your studies at what is a difficult and sometimes confusing time, we've answered some key questions below.
These special arrangements are in place until the end of May. Check the UEA PGR page for any changes https://portal.uea.ac.uk/postgraduate-research/covid-19-pgr-faqs . This page also has links to other information on topics such as library access, visa help, and guidance on problems continuing with research.
Remember to request a receipt.
You will get at least a month’s notice of any change to this system.
All students have an automatic 14-day extension automatically for submission for submission dates up to 1 June.
If you need additional time, for an extension of 1-2 months to an April/May submission date, use this form after talking to your supervisor: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=lYdfxj26UUOKBwhl5djwkKcxizYi62NMgPq_a1VHObxUQlkxSUhSWjBXRUg0REVVWjkwMk80TUVPNi4u
Send a supporting email from your supervisor and any other supporting evidence to email@example.com.
For later submission dates, or a longer extension, use the normal extension request form: https://portal.uea.ac.uk/documents/6207125/9027580/Extension+Standard+Template+-+May+2015.docx/45bb0493-da38-4c18-9a43-348f8b5b12bf
Students who are self-funding or wholly externally funded also need to use this form.
This form covers details of your funding and any visa requirements and includes a section your supervisor needs to complete.
All review meetings are currently by video conference. There is no need for any formal processes to arrange these.
Vivas will also be by video conference. You need to make sure you have given written consent for this by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your Graduate School.
The independent chair for the Viva also needs to provide written consent. This can be done by email.
For more information on video conferenced vivas see https://portal.uea.ac.uk/postgraduate-research/concessions/research-programme-concession
If you are receiving external funding, UEA can help you to get clarification about what funding you can get.