As a MaREI student, you will have the ongoing support from a dedicated MaREI PhD Co-Ordinator to ensure your PhD experience is the best it can be.

This support includes:

Application Stage

  • Assistance with the application process through the Postgraduate Application System
  • Providing letters of support for visa applications, where necessary
  • For EU, non-EU & international students; guidance regarding registering for a PPS Number, the Irish Residence Permit and opening a bank account.

Early PhD stage

  • Induction documentation & process
  • Training & Development Plan
  • Profile Building & social engagement plan
  • Wellbeing

Mid PhD stage

  • Engagement with a wide range of personal and professional development workshops, seminars & programmes
  • Social events
  • Promotional support regarding publication of articles, speaking opportunities etc
  • Continuous assessment of training & development plan

Late PhD stage

  • Support during the writing up phase
  • Assistance in the organisation of viva date & preparations
  • Career development support during final year to generate awareness around employment opportunities in and outside academia

The PhD Co-Ordinator is based in the MaREI Centre in UCC but regularly engages with PhD and Masters students around the country and is on hand to answer any query you may have.

On a day-to-day and more practical level, ongoing support will be given by your supervisor. Each Masters and PhD student will have a supervisor The responsibility for the research project and completing the thesis is ultimately the student’s, and the student must fully engage in the research and completion of the thesis. Ongoing and continuous engagement with your supervisor will be key to this completion.