How can PGR students work remotely?

Guidance for Postgraduate Research students who need to work remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The University is operating differently due to the current situation. The following steps should help you to work remotely.

  1. Ensure that you have a remote line of contact with your supervisor(s) and keep in regular contact, recording your activities as normal as far as possible, using remote link-ups where feasible.
  2. If you are able to work remotely, you should ensure that your electronic documents and data are available remotely via a secure system, such as OneDrive or Microsoft 365. You must continue to adhere to all GDPR/Data Protection requirements as you normally would if you are taking documents or data off-campus, and in particular if you are using different or personal devices.
  3. Ensure that you keep your ePortfolio records up to date particularly in relation to your progress.  Record in your meeting notes with supervisors any difficulties or impact you are experiencing as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions.

There is a range of software that you can access as a student to support your studies, including full access to the Microsoft Office 365 suite of tools (which all students can download for free). Details of this and other software available to you can be found on the NUIT pages.