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, Chromium Browser|
|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|
|Chemistry West||Moving to Chemistry West|
|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