Resources for PhD students and their supervisors
Research Students Course Handbook
- Certificate of Postgraduate Studies (CPGS)
- First year report: the PhD proposal
(required for both PhD and CPGS)
- Second year report: the dissertation schedule
- Third year report: a progress statement
- Fourth year: the last year
- Thesis formatting
- Submitting your dissertation
- Technical reports and how to submit one
Talks, seminars, conferences, expenses, research placements and researcher development
- Researcher Development previously known as Transferable Skills
- Publications and conferences
- Leave to work away, intermission and holidays - please see the Secretary of the Degree Committee for advice before applying.
- Risk assessment form to be used in all applications for Leave to Work Away applications. An example may be found here.
- University Insurance advice for conferences, and periods of leave away from Cambridge.
- Travel, Conference and other Expenses checklist and Expenses claim form
Both are required usually
- Teaching pages
Links to courses' timetables and syllabi including the M.Phil and Part II
- Seminars and meetings
A weekly timetable of seminars and meetings including the Wednesday seminar series
Provides local, national and international activities for women engaged in Computing research and academic leadership.
Other seminars and talks both inside and outside the Computer Laboratory
Official statements and CamSIS
- CamSIS Log In to self-service pages
- From where you can also read your CGSRS (Cambridge Graduate Supervision Reporting System) reports.
- Apply for leave to work away, intermission, and much more.
- Code of Practice – Graduate research degrees and certificates of postgraduate studies, Board of Graduate Studies
All research students and their supervisors are required to read and be familiar with the Code of Practice
- Departmental statement on plagiarism
- Plagiarism: Guide for Supervisors, Examiners, Assessors and Degree Committees
- Exemption from University Composition fees
Other resources for research students
- System administration
- Building services (PAT testing, recycling,etc.)
- MPhil module syllabi
The facilities provided by the Computer Laboratory's library.
- Online services
Mailing lists, newsgroups, student-operated web sites, etc.
- Upper limb disorder/RSI/OOS
Information on typing-related injuries (part of the main Laboratory safety page).
- Policy statements relating to students
Official policy statements released by the Head of Department.
- Graduate Education Office Contacts
Contact details for the Graduate Education team
- Intellectual property rights
Copyright, patents, etc.
- University Counselling Service
- Health and Safety
Provides information regarding health and safety in the building and also what to do in case of emergency.
Supervisors and second advisors
- Guidelines for supervisors of research students
- Protocol for second advisors
- Appointment of Ph.D. Examiners form PDF
- CPGS Report form
- Cambridge Graduate Supervision Reporting System (CamGRAD)
- Graduate Education Committee Terms of Reference (PDF)
- Unofficial Guide for PhD students (PDF) – the 2005 guide written by students for students.
- Thinking of doing a PhD, MPhil or Part III Session material
- Graduate Students' Forum
- Talks.cam in case you missed it above.
- Dates of the Board of Graduate Studies and Degree Committee meetings
- School of Technology
- CPPD Graduate Development Programme
- CHRIS/31 form: new student bank account details
- Student Registry: Legislative requirements
- Student Registry: Complaints and Appeals
- Dignity at Study
- Student Registry: Submitting the Dissertation
- The oral examination and corrections
- Computing Service Printroom
- Student Gateway: a useful site with information for current and new graduate students.
Many research students at the Computer Laboratory supervise undergraduate students for their courses or final-year projects. Supervising is an excellent opportunity to gain some teaching experience. It also earns a bit of money.
If you are interested in supervising courses, read
Would you like to propose and supervise a topic for a Part II project? Then read the Pink Book, write up your project proposal as a web page and send its URL to David Greaves for inclusion into his next suggestions list.