As a new postgraduate research student, you will receive all of your funding at the start of your course.
You will need to complete the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) on Moodle in order to unblock your Proficio funding account. The enrolment key is ‘PGRstudent’. Please confirm to email@example.com once you have completed the TNA and we will then unlock your Proficio account so that you can use your funding. We do recommend that students use the feedback from the TNA in discussions with their supervisor.
For all new students, Proficio funds are allocated as follows. Part-time students will receive the same pro-rata.
PhD, PhD by Programme and Doctorates
PhD, PhD by Programme and Doctorates are allocated £2,500. Your funds are based in two accounts:
- £2000 will be in your Proficio account
- £500 will be kept separately and will be dedicated to conference attendance
You can use up to £200 from your Proficio account for conference attendance. Thus, in total, you can spend up to £700 in conferences.
Masters by Dissertation
Masters by Dissertation programmes are allocated £1,000. You can use £500 from your Proficio account for conference attendance.
Masters of Philosophy (MPhil)
Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) programmes are allocated £1,500.
Funding for Integrated PhD programmes is the same as for PhD students. Your funds will be released at the beginning of the 2nd year, but you can make a request to use them during the summer term of your 1st year, once the taught element of your degree is completed.
Spending in your first year
In your first year, you will need to seek your supervisor’s approval if you want to spend more than £1,000. Your supervisor should email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm this. We do recommend that you regularly discuss your training needs with your supervisor.