Frequently Asked Questions – Current Students

Where do I find information about this week’s training?

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Can I claim money back for my oyster Card payments to attend the training in term 1?

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I’m signing a tenancy agreement for my new flat or house, and the estate agent has asked for confirmation of my stipend. What should I do?

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I need proof of my studentship, where can I get this?

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How do I choose my PhD project?

A good place to start is our list of exemplar projects – these are intended as example projects to give a flavour of what is available and what research questions different academics are interested in pursuing. You can then discuss and develop your project with your supervisor. Alternatively, you can design an entirely new PhD project with an academic you’re keen to work with. Our meet the supervisors events are a good opportunity to meet potential supervisors and discuss project ideas.


Can an academic supervise two students?

An academic can only be primary supervisor to one student in a cohort, and cannot be primary supervisor to students in two consecutive cohorts. So a supervisor may only sign one project proposal with one student. More information about supervisor eligibility can be found here.


I need to spend some of my research grant, how do I access it?

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I’ve spent money that I need to claim back from my RTSG, how can I do this?

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I’m registered at one of the partner Universities, do I still need to complete UCL re-enrolment every year?

Yes. Please complete UCL re-enrolment each year (you will receive an email reminder to your UCL email address when it is time to re-enrol). This will allow you to retain access to the facilities at UCL, including the DTP room.


I’m re-enrolling for my second or third year, and it says I’m registered as a Geography student, but I’m not. What should I do?

Don’t worry, the re-enrolment task automatically assigns the home of the degree, which is the geography department, rather than the department you are actually registered in. This also ensures that your fee level is correct for the London NERC DTP. Please go ahead and re-enroll, this doesn’t need to be changed.


If you have unanswered questions about your PhD with the London NERC DTP, please contact the DTP Admin team.

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