The postgraduate experience can be considered as very different from undergraduate life. Full time working hours are expected, i.e., 35 hours each week at a minimum and you are entitled to 4 weeks holiday per annum, plus Public Holidays and the Christmas closure.
As a postgraduate, your work will be self-directed and self-motivated, taking responsibility to drive your research forward; this includes taking the lead in raising problems or difficulties with your supervisors, and meeting your research and administrative responsibilities. This can be daunting, but don’t be afraid to use your initiative in trying new things or presenting your ideas to others. This is how discoveries are made.
You will be immersed in a collaborative and supportive community, and this will be an opportunity to own and shape your research.
Being a part of COATED M2A means that you will join our community of researchers, a group of like-minded individuals that provide crucial support and engagement during your studies. The purpose of this, in part, is so that you don’t enter this new experience on your own. As you begin alongside other new starters, you will meet and learn from those already on their postgraduate journey. It’s a great chance to enter a welcoming community, make new friends, work collaboratively, and support one other!
Beyond this, there will be social, academic, and outreach activities for you to get involved in during your time with us.