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Doctoral School

At Nottingham Trent University, we provide a supportive environment and a thriving research culture to help, you, our students, reach their potential. As a current research student, we want to offer you all the tools and resources you need to thrive in your chosen field.

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Our current research students

We understand that life as a research student can be demanding on your time, so we have a number of measures in place to try and make that journey as smooth as possible.

Doctoral School Online Progression and Monitoring app

View, manage, and monitor your own progress as a student with our dedicated Progression and Monitoring app.

This online tool allows you to carry out various tasks and requests, including:

  • Annual and interim monitoring of the progress of your studies
  • MPhil/PhD project approval applications
  • MPhil to PhD transfer applications
  • Extension, suspension and withdrawal applications
  • Supervisory Team changes
  • Change of study mode applications.

The app provides you with greater transparency of your student journey, allowing you to check the status of your requests in real time.

It also enables increased awareness of key deadlines and easier monitoring of various tasks during your studies.

You can log in to the system using your NTU username and password.

User guides and frequently asked questions are also available below.

Student user guide
Student FAQs

Staff user guide
Staff FAQs

If you require any further help with the system, or to report a problem or seek assistance, please submit a request to the  Doctoral School.

NTU Doctorate Plus Programme

All MPhil / PhD research students at NTU are expected to participate in a rolling programme of professional development activities – our NTU Doctorate Plus Programme (DPP). Some of these activities are face-to-face courses, but others are delivered online so that you can study these at a time and place that suits you.

The DPP empowers you to create an individualised, bespoke package of activities to support you through the three key stages of your PhD: project approval, transfer to PhD registration (from MPhil), and preparing for the submission of your thesis and your viva examination.

Some activities within the DPP are essential for you to engage with due to your research topic, and may be expected of you by your funding body or by your supervisors, but other activities may simply be of interest to you as you map out your future careers. Since our interests naturally change as we develop as individuals and as researchers, this programme enables you to be inquisitive about your professional development.

The wide range of workshops and activities accessible within the RDP have been mapped to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework.

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