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Some PGR students said they would like more extensive provision of computing resources and facilities, particularly to be able to use NVivo software to analyse qualitative research data.

 We did The University has purchased a site licence for NVivo software and it is currently being installed. There are now some 350 computers available in open access areas across the University.
   
You said  Some PGR students said they would like more reassurance that the University values and responds to their feedback.
We did The University has introduced a system of PGR student representation across the Academic Groups and Research Institutes, developed an associated Moodle site, and arranged for PGR student representatives to attend the Board of Studies for Research Degrees to raise issues on behalf of PGR students.
   
You said  Some PGR students said they would appreciate more clarity about who they should approach should they have concerns about any aspect of their research degree programme.
We did This is explicitly covered in one of the induction sessions in the PGR Student Skills Development Programme and the associated Moodle materials – and it is covered in detail in the Code of Practice for Research Students and Supervisors. The Supervisor Development Workshop Programme also covers this topic.
   
You said Some PGR students said they would appreciate more opportunities to receive training to develop their research skills.
We did The Research & Graduate School is shortly to benefit from additional staffing to promote and enhance PGR student (and supervisor) development and has provided some students with financial support to attend external training events and conferences. Regional and national training events (e.g. Vitae) are widely advertised to students via Moodle and email.
   
You said Some PGR students said they would like the opportunity to agree a personal development plan.
We did This is an integral part of PG Induction, the Research Student-Supervisor Agreement, the Annual Progress Report and Action Plan and the R1 Application to Register for a Research Degree. It is covered in one of the induction sessions in the PGR Student Skills Development Programme and the associated Moodle materials, including the potential use of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework and planning tool to facilitate the development of a PDP.
   
You said PGR students said they would like greater provision of library facilities (including physical and online resources).
We did The Library has held a focus group for PGR students to enhance awareness of the resources that are already available, whether physically on campus, online, or via other libraries. Steps are being taken to ensure that the views of subject researchers are included when library funding decisions are discussed with Academic Groups and Research Institutes.
   
You said Some PGR students said they would like the final assessment procedures for their degree to be clearer to them. 
We did This is explicitly covered as part of the ‘Preparing for Your Viva’ session in the PGR Student Skills Development Programme and the associated Moodle materials and is also part of the PGR Supervisor Workshop Programme.