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This page contains useful departmental information for Mathematics PhD students. The page is under continuous development.

EXTENSIONS

PhD students who started their course before October 2011 may apply for a period of extension. Students starting on or after 2011 can only apply in exceptional circumstances. Please see the Graduate School guidelines on extension requests which can be found at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/current/studentprogress/extension

To apply for an extension please use the Departmental Extension Request form.

POSTGRADUATE SEMINAR

This is a weekly event on Wednesday lunchtimes (12 noon) where both speakers and the audience consist of postgraduate students. The talks are 50 minutes long and are normally on the speaker's research project or on a topic they may find particularly interesting. This also provides a valuable opportunity to enhance skills in communicating mathematics to a large group of people. Talks are usually aimed at a general audience so it is not necessary to have any specific previous knowledge. Postgraduate students should expect to give at least one talk during their degree.

After the seminar, the speaker and audience members are invited to a FREE common lunch where discussion may proceed in an informal fashion.

ACADEMIC AND WELFARE MATTERS

For information on attendance, extenuating/mitigating circumstances, complaints and plagiarism please see the linked page.

Brief comments and hints on the PREPARATION OF THE THESIS.

Frequently asked questions about thesis submission FAQ Submission Process

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES [closed for 2012/13]
(click here for further information)

The Department regards teaching as a valuable part of the training of postgraduate students and specific training for teaching is provided. PhD students are eligible to apply for teaching assistant and supervisor roles. [MASDOC students are eligible to apply for supervision roles only, subject to a maximum time commitment of 4 hours per week, including marking.]

If you are interested please email postgrad@maths.warwick.ac.uk for the password.

CONFERENCE FUNDING AND TRAVEL EXPENSES

Postgraduate students are encouraged to attend conferences subject to the approval of their supervisor. DTA funded students have an overall total of £1,350 for travel and conference fees as part of their EPSRC DTA support for the duration of the period of study. The Department will provide the same level of support for other students who have no government or sponsor support. After discussing conference attendance with their supervisor, students should email Phil Toner [P.S.Toner@warwick.ac.uk] with the approximate cost and dates of the conference, copying in the supervisor. This must be done in advance of any bookings. Postgraduate students are not automatically covered by the University's travel insurance. Please check with Phil Toner in advance of the travel.

PHD WORKROOMS

PhD students are assigned a workspace (with desk, lockable cupboard and shelving) for their registration period. Workspace availability is limited and there is little scope for changing desks. Please do not move to another desk without consulting the Postgraduate Coordinator. Keys for the cupboards are available from the General Office in return for a deposit of £10 (returnable when you leave).

Please have consideration for other users of the rooms and ensure that you follow the work etiquette guidelines.

WOLFSON RESEARCH EXCHANGE

Postgraduate researchers (and research staff) at the University have access to the Wolfson Research Exchange, on floor 3 of the Main Library: this is a dedicated space for the Warwick researcher. The space has bookable rooms for events, with free video conferencing equipment and other facilities, as well as desks and meeting tables, sofas and supportive staff. The Research Exchange’s website has a wealth of materials including “Research Match” where you can upload your profile details and find other researchers at the University of Warwick. You can find out about Warwick research community networks and events on the Research Exchange website, and look out for the PhD Life blog where Warwick PhD students write about their experiences: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/researchexchange.