Resources for Current Students
A new student portal will be available from the start of the Michaelmas term 2012. This will provide access to content from a variety of sources relevant to the student and the stage of their academic studies including:
- Academic Timetable
- Email and Calendar (from Live@edu / Exchange)
- Notifications - upcoming assessment due dates
- Access to VLE Module Spaces
- Library information: books on loan/requested, access to OneSearch
Intute: Social sciences - Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources for your studies and research.
All research involving human participants requires informed consent to be obtained from participants. However, before any data is collected, the research needs to obtain ethical approval. This applies equally to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate assignments, as well as to dissertations, PhD theses and research undertaken by staff and visitors. For instructions, see the Faculty's procedures (To view these pages you will need to be on campus or using a virtual private network connection).
When you prepare your application for ethical approval, you should use this Information Sheet and Consent Form template and submit your edited version of these with your application.
A general guide and discussion of ethical issues in language studies is provided by the British Association of Applied Linguistics at http://www.baal.org.uk/about_goodpractice.htm.
View the departmental guidelines for Managing Citation and Referencing in Assignments and Dissertations... and Avoiding Plagiarism (PDF).
Some of the research groups will have a mailing list which you can subscribe to and receive updates about forthcoming meetings and events. For information and instructions about how to subscribe to the mailing lists please see the research group websites.
The Research Training Programme (RTP hereafter) is a specially designed suite of modules and workshops for research students, regardless of whether you are planning to acquire an MPhil or a PhD. The Programme offers both on-site taught modules and distance learning units and so is accessible to both full-time and part-time students. The majority of modules include provision for student work to be assessed and commented upon by the appropriate module tutor. The RTP modules are designed to complement more specialised subject or discipline-based training courses. For full details see the RTP website.
The Research Students' Library contains a large collection of Ph.D theses submitted by the Department's former Ph.D students, and a small collection of text books and journals - most of which have been donated by staff and students.
The Lancaster University Confucius Institute offer Mandarin Chinese Language Classes for staff and students. See the website for details - http://www.lancs.ac.uk/confuciusinstitute/
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