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Current Graduate Students

Graduate Students Moodle Page 

The Pathology Graduate Students Moodle Page is owned by you, the graduate students, and can be used for discussions, asking questions and sharing information. Keep an eye on this site for any announcements of graduate seminars, courses, etc.

Visit the Moodle page to find more information on your first term abstract, first year viva examination, thesis submission, and much more.

 

Graduate Seminar Series

The Graduate Seminar Series are run by you, the graduate students, and take place every other Wednesday. They involve talks from your fellow students or other speakers, and include free food and drink. You will notified of these sessions via the Pathology Graduate Students Moodle Page.

Graduate Seminar Series Organisers: Dan Wise (dw452@cam.ac.uk) and Laura Caller (lgw27@cam.ac.uk)

 

Graduate Student Representative

The Graduate Student Representative is a member of the Department’s Graduate Education Committee. Their role is to represent the graduate student body, helping ensure that the Department provides the best possible training environment for graduate students. Contact the Graduate Student Representative if you have concerns or suggestions regarding graduate education within the Department.

Graduate Student Representative: Anna Yakovleva (ay313@cam.ac.uk)

 

Core Skills Training Programme/Transferable skills training

The Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) has developed a Core Skills Training Programme (CSTP), which you are strongly recommended to complete in your first year. Completing the CSTP will ensure that you are informed of the range of RD opportunities available in Cambridge and provide the foundational skills in personal effectiveness and scientific communication that are essential for progression.

You should already be enrolled onto this Moodle site.  All training will be logged on a new central system for the coming year which will automatically generate a transcript.  However, students may wish to keep a record of any other training/meetings with their supervisor and a Personal Progress Log can be downloaded from the Graduate School of Life Sciences web pages.

The Graduate School of Life Sciences web pages also contain information on policies, procedures and guidelines for current students.

 

Other RD Opportunities

The Researcher Development Programme is your first stop in finding out more about RD in Cambridge, including information about other providers. The Graduate School of Life Sciences also runs specific events for life scientists throughout the year.

Find out more about Transferable Skills for Graduate Students.

 

Graduate Student Leave Form

If you are taking any time away from the department, holiday or working away, you need to complete the Graduate Student Leave Form. All holidays should be agreed with your supervisor.

If you are working away for more than 14 days, you will also need to apply for Leave to Work Away (this does not include holidays). It is crucial that you do this sufficiently in advance (two or three months), as Working Away requires a number of elements and processes including a risk assessment and sign off from the Head of Department.

 

Graduate Fourth Year Funding Request

Grad 4th Yr Funding

The Graduate Fourth Year Funding Request form is available if you need to request an extension to your funding in the fourth year of your studies. Please discuss the application with your supervisor before filling in the form, as they will be asked to approve your request. Applications are due three weeks before Departmental Executive Committee meetings. You will be informed of the outcome within one week of the relevant Executive meeting.

Please note:

  • This form should only be completed once other sources have been considered, e.g. original funders, University Hardship funds etc.
  • Applications will not be considered in retrospect so please make sure you compete the form with plenty of time prior to you requiring the funds.
  • Requests should represent a realistic estimate of the time you will take to finish your studies. Successful requests will generally be for 3 to 6 months' funding - larger requests are unlikely to be successful, but multiple applications are allowed should more time be required.
  • If you are on a 4 year studentship then you do not need to apply.

     

    For more information please contact:

    Teaching Office
    Department of Pathology
    University of Cambridge
    Tennis Court Road
    Cambridge CB2 1QP

    E-mail: graduate@path.cam.ac.uk
    Fax: +44 (0)1223 333346