Frequently Asked Questions – Academics

I am an academic working in a DTP department and I would like to set up a user profile

If you are a new academic to the DTP, please contact the DTP admin team who will be able to set up a user profile. Once you have received your log-in details and set your password you will be able to submit exemplar projects. Edit your profile or view your listed projects by visiting the academics homepage.

How do I advertise an exemplar PhD project on the website?

If you are an academic eligible to supervise DTP students and you would like to advertise an exemplar project, please complete our project submission form. You will be required to log-in to the DTP website first. If you do not have a user account, please contact the DTP admin team. Your project proposal will be approved by your head of department before being advertised on the site.

My project isn’t listed on the website yet, although I know it has been approved. Where is it?

We aim to have new exemplar projects listed on the site within two weeks of approval. Please be patient with the administration team, especially at busy times of year. If more than two weeks have passed and your project still doesn’t not appear, please contact the DTP admin team.

My project is no longer visible on the DTP site. Where did it go?

Projects will be hidden from the site if they have not been checked and updated for more than 1 year. You can check on the status of your projects at any time by visiting the academics homepage. If you believe you are still eligible and cannot see your project listed on the Exemplar Projects list, please check all your projects are up-to-date. If you are still having difficultly, please contact the DTP admin team.

Please note – if your project has recently been approved, it may take up to 3 weeks for it to appear on the site. After this time, if the project is still not listed, please get in touch with the DTP admin team.

Another reason your project may no longer be visible on the website is because you are not eligible to supervise a student – please read our eligibility guidelines for more information.

Can I sign two PhD project proposals as primary supervisor for two students in the latest cohort?

Academics are only eligible to act as primary supervisor to one student in every two cohorts. You may only sign a PhD project proposal as primary supervisor if you are eligible to supervise a PhD student in the current cohort, and you may only sign ONE project proposal as primary supervisor.

An academic is limited to being a second supervisor for ONE student in each cohort. Individuals can be second supervisors for consecutive cohorts.

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