Welcome to the Research Student FAQ!
Note that this is a repository for information not found elsewhere — for example, supportWeb have documentation for most of the IT systems and procedures in the school, and the introduction for new PhDs covers most of the mechanics of being a PhD student in the school.
Here are links to the various pages available within this wiki. If you add a new page, please also add a link to it here:
|Finding your feet||Start-of-year social // Cookie Breaks // Mentoring Scheme // Advice for new PhD students|
|SoCS Building||Building overview // Milk deliveries // Kitchen etiquette|
|School IT||Mailing lists // Email setup // Creating a web page // Using the school's Linux systems|
|LaTeX and LyX||Getting started with LaTeX // Using Lyx // Kile // Other LaTeX Editors // Rob & Greg's thesis class|
|Demonstrating and money matters||Demonstrating // how to claim for payment (do this early!) // Council Tax // Discussing teaching workload // Funding // Marking Tips|
|Chemistry West||Moving to Chemistry West (no longer exists)|
|Your Research||Academic Practice and Organisational Development Courses // Types of absence // Doctoral Training Grant reference numbers // Submitting a thesis|
Support for students
|Conferences and other events||Business Cards // Preparing and printing posters // Conference and Travel Awards Form|
|Consultative Committee||Staff/Research Student Consultative Committee|
How the Wiki Works
The idea is that if there's something you know about (say, how to apply to demonstrate on a course, or how to claim for payment), you make a page, and put what you like (within reason) in it. Other people are free to change what you've written and you have no copyright of it - bear that in mind!
You might want to read a brief introduction to wiki editing to get a feel for what you're doing before starting.
Editing the Wiki
Anyone is free to edit the contents of the Wiki, as long as you are a research student or staff member. Here are some links that might help you:
Please don't duplicate information that is found elsewhere -- lots of useful information can be found in:
- The Research Student Handbook
- The Resources for Staff and Research Students section of supportWeb