Using PROSE - A Guide for Research Students
PROSE (Postgraduate Record of Student Experience) is a new online tool to help research students record and reflect upon their progress during their time at the University of Leicester.
There are several features to the PROSE system but the key capabilities available to you are:
Register for Training and Keep a Training Record
At the beginning of each semester the schedule of training events available during that period will be listed on PROSE.
Once in PROSE you will be able to sign-up to any events and workshops that you would like to attend. The number of places available in some training sessions is limited and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The system will keep a formal record of your attendance and the training that you undertake.
Keep Records of Supervisory Meetings
You can use PROSE to keep records of your formal supervisory meetings.
These records will also be accessible by the supervisor so that the research student and supervisor can work together to agree the research and training plan and reflect on progress.
Go to the PROSE system, select Register and complete this form
Once you press Submit you will be sent an email asking you to verify your account. Open the hyperlink in the email and this will take you to a page where you need to create a Password for your account.
When signed-in you will see the following navigation:
Select Edit Profile. Under Student Details you can add the email address of your Supervisor(s). This will send an email to entered Supervisor address, asking to assign you as their student.
Also in Edit Profile you can alter other settings on your account, including preferred email (used for receiving emails and logging-in).
Events and Training
Registering for Events
You can see any forthcoming training available to you under Available Events. This includes training from your college and wider across the university.
The events appear in chronological order and appear as shown here:
Click on title to find out more details about the event. If you wish to attend the event select the Register button. You will receive an email confirmation of your attendance.
However if the event is already oversubscribed you will be placed on a waiting list, and you will have to wait for somebody to withdraw from the event before your place is confirmed. Therefore if you do sign-up to an event and you no longer wish to attend it, please ensure you cancel your registration. After clicking on "Cancel Registration" you will be asked to confirm you wish to cancel, you must click "Yes" to complete the cancellation, and you will receive an email to your designated PROSE address if this has been successful.
The events list can be quite long, so you can apply filters to the search, by selecting Show Filter at the top of the Available Events page.
You can filter by:
- Search for a key word
Viewing Your Events
From the main navigation you can select My Current Events to see all the coming training you have signed up for. My Past Events will show history of all training you signed up for and have been registered as having attended.
Download a Record of Your Events
To download a PDF version of all the events you have attended:
- Select My Past Events from the Student Menu
- Select the Download button at the top of the page.
There are two download options:
- Download PDF - will included any reflective comments you have written
- Download PDF - no Comments - is just a record
You can keep full records of meeting with your supervisors on PROSE. From the main navigation select Supervisor Meetings. To add a meeting record select Add a Meeting. In the meeting edit screen you can: select which Supervisor the meeting was with, the date and write details about:
- Any Work Submitted
- Key Issues Discussed
- Targets Agreed
Once complete select Update, this will send a notification to your supervisor. They can then add any comments and sign-off the meeting. Once signed off you can no longer Edit the details. In the example below the meeting on the 09 September 2011 has been signed off, you will notice the Edit button no longer appears.
You will receive email notification about most activity on the PROSE system. However you can see all updates on your activity under the View Notification link on the Main Navigation.