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Postgraduate Research Handbook


What is eProg?

eProg is a University-wide system that is specifically designed to help to structure and breakdown the PGR programme and monitor progress, both for supervisors and for Postgraduate Research Students (PGRs). 

It is useful to think of eProg as being split into three main functions:

 - PROGRESSION - Monitoring and recording your progression from the point of registration to the point at which you submit the Notice of Submission form.

 - SUBMISSION TO EXAMINATION - Monitoring and recording the submission to examination process from the point at which you submit the Notice of Submission form to the point at which your final award is ratified.

 - TRAINING - You can book researcher development training via eProg and keep a record of all training you have attended (this is also visible to your supervisors) which is useful when writing CVs or job applications.

The benefits of eProg to PGR students

  • It helps you to stay on track to submit your thesis on time.
  • You can use eProg to track your progression and plan targets.
  • You can your supervisor can view your progression history and meeting logs at anytime and remotely.
  • All completed milestones and forms remain in eProg and can be referred back to.
  • eProg is an interactive tool for you and your supervisor and offers an online platform for you to record and track key progression milestones throughout the programme from the point of registration to examination.

How do I access eProg?

You will be expected to use eProg regularly throughout your studies, and it is particularly crucial for thesis submission and recording meetings with your supervisor.

You can access eProg here or via My Manchester at: (Research tab at the top and select eProg from the drop down menus). 

If you have completed your IT Account Activation and been given a central account, you use the username and password given to you to log into eProg.  You will have access to your eProg record whilst you are an active student.


How do I use eProg?

The following guides are available to support students and supervisors in the use of eProg:

Student Guide (as at June 2016)

Supervisor Guide (as at Nov 2014)

Booking onto Training Courses via eProg (excluding the AMBS Research Training Programme)

eProg Roles and Responsibilities

This chart provides a useful and informative overview of eProg, its benefits and each others' responsibilities in using the system. 

This document outlines the roles who have access to a student’s eProg record and how long students and staff have access to an eProg record.

Thesis Submission and Examination in eProg

Your thesis examination will be recorded in eProg.  The submission to examination process has a number of pre-defined tasks and forms which are standard for all PGR students. My Examination Summary area can be found in your individual student profile and displays the completed and next pending task due.  Tasks are listed in order of completion, with the next due pending tasks displayed at the end of the list. The first task on this page is Notice of Submission (Student) and this task will become visible 6 months before your expected end date.  The expected end date is recorded in your ‘My Profile’ page in eProg.

Help and support

For queries related to specific milestones on your programme, please contact your Doctoral Programmes Administrator.