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Theses: Training & support

This guide is intended to provide advice to PGR students on their eThesis

Training and support for students


The Open Research Team provide training in the following areas:

  • Pure and the Research Portal
  • Getting your first article published
  • Open Access publishing
  • E-thesis submission
  • Copyright
  • Research data and your thesis
  • Workshops on uploading your data to Pure
  • Protecting your research

For full details of our training courses for winter semester 2024 and to sign up, please see our Library training guide here



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Pure Class! Training on Pure and the Research Portal

This training session is a hands-on workshop that provides information on Pure and the Research Portal. All Postgraduate Research students will have an account on Pure, which is used to capture your research activities and outputs at Queen's.  This training session will address the following topics:

  • Pure - what is it? Who uses it? Why is it important? How to customise your profile?
  • Research Portal - what is it? Why don't I use it?! Benefits of using it? How to search  it?
  • All PGR students are encouraged to attend this very useful workshop

Wednesday,14th February 2024 @15:00-16:00 

Wednesday,13th March 2024 @14:00-15:00 

Wednesday, 27th March 2024 @14:00-15:00 

Wednesday, 1st May 2024 @15:00-16:00 

Please login to MyFuture to book a place. Training will be delivered via MS Teams.

Copyright and your e-thesis

This course will make students aware of Queen's requirements for e-thesis submissions and the copyright implications for this

The training will include:

  • Defining copyright
  • Outlining the university's requirement for e-thesis
  • Explaining the concept of fair dealing
  • Outlining the process of seeking permission for copyright

Wednesday,14th February 2024 @14:00-15:00 

Wednesday,24th April 2024 @14:00-15:00 

Please login to MyFuture to book a place. Training will be delivered via MS Teams.

Destination Graduation
This session will explain everything that you need to do in order to upload your e-thesis into Pure and, so, be eligible for graduation.

Wednesday,20th March 2024 @14:00-15:00 

Wednesday, 17th April 2024 @14:00-15:00 

Wednesday, 1st May .2024 @14:00-15:00 

Please login to MyFuture to book a place. Training will be delivered via MS Teams.

Contact information

Rebecca Clake, Open Research Librarian, is responsible for delivering training on copyright and e-thesis obligations. If you have any queries/requests for training, please contact:


If you (PGR), or your student (supervisor), are uploading the e-thesis into Pure and have issues, please contact the designated e-thesis email address below. This is for all specific e-thesis queries (upload, submission, embargo, connected outputs in Pure, visibility, copyright etc):