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Postgraduate researchers – Covid-19 frequently asked questions

Postgraduate researchers (PGRs), staff and students are asked to consult the main university coronavirus Covid-19 advice, which will be regularly updated on the Bournemouth University website. As it is possible that issues relating to Covid-19 could cause some unavoidable impact on research conduct and progress, this section is intended to highlight specific factors that occur more frequently in a research context and to aid planning as an individual PGR.

The Office for Students published guidance on 3 April 2020 for providers about quality and standards during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic which states that universities should discuss and agree with individual research students how they will progress their research during this period, or the arrangements that will be made if this is not possible.

Impact on research could range from minor delays through to significant impacts; it is recommended that you consider the likely impacts with your supervisory team and develop contingency plans as early as possible. If necessary, requests to extend deadlines for individual milestones can be requested prior to the event but requests to extensions to maximum enrolment or stipends will not be considered until 6 months prior to the relevant end date). If appropriate, you might also wish to discuss issues with your department’s PGR Lead (or equivalent Departmental Research Lead with responsibility for PGRs). If you are unsure who this is, please contact your Postgraduate Research Administrator in the first instance.

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