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This page provides advice for incoming and current students on Graduate School policy and guidance, including supervision arrangements, progression, assessment and graduation to support your research journey.

Information for New Research Students

All research degree students automatically become members of our Graduate School, benefiting from administrative, practical and pastoral support on your research degree journey. The Cumbria Researcher Development Programme will assist you to develop the skills and qualities required of a researcher, along with an active and collaborative research community around you.

The Graduate School supports all research degree students during their time at the University of Cumbria, from enquiry to completion. This includes all aspects of research student development through learning, teaching and supervision. We provide day-to-day support, work space, resources and provide the main researcher development programme offering workshops, seminars and an annual summer school. This is enhanced by discipline specific opportunities and training through your department to support your development as a researcher.

Graduate School Handbook

Graduate School Journey

Through the application, registration, study, submission and examination stages of your research degree journey, the Graduate School is there to support your progress.

As a University of Cumbria research student, your research degree is validated by Lancaster University.

Timeline of your journey

Graduate School Guidance and Regulations

The annual Graduate School Handbook provides information about the research student journey at Cumbria.

The Postgraduate Research Code of Practice sets out the provision made for our research degrees to meet the UK quality code for Higher Education. It can be read in conjunction with the Code of Practice for research, which sets out the principles of good research conduct and integrity expected of all researchers at Cumbria.

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Framework sets out the University’s commitment to providing teaching experience to research students in support of your skills and career development.

Resources for current students

The Graduate School will provide you with all the information you need to support your research journey. Policy, guidance and links to other resources you will need during your time at the University of Cumbria will be available on the Blackboard site. This includes access to University wide student support services including disability support and library resources.

You can also update your personal details through the Student Hub.


Graduate School
The University of Cumbria
Bowerham Road

Tel: (01524) 384221
Fax: (01524) 384385