Confirmation of Registration
The Confirmation of Registration is the first milestone in your research student journey and is designed to examine whether your project is appropriate for the level of the award, you are able to deliver the project and the necessary facilities are in place.
There are established weeks where the Confirmation of Registration will take place. These are arranged four months after enrolment for full-time students and six months after enrolment for part-time students.
For the Confirmation of Registration you must prepare a document which demonstrates your proposed research. You will be guided by your supervisory team as to the precise form and length. The document will be circulated to the Confirmation of Registration Panel prior to the meeting so that they have the sufficient time to review and prepare questions. The meeting will be the first formal occasion where you will have the opportunity to talk about your research, the aims, methods and timeframes. While you should expect to be questioned by the panel, it will be in a supportive environment and the panel will provide recommendations to help your progression.
You should work with your supervisory team to prepare your submission and ensure you are all aware of the timeframes. Your supervisory team should also attend the Confirmation of Registration meeting.