Everyone has completed a form which is a bit of a wish list of research. It outlines what you think you’re interested in, which research group or centre you think you’d like to be a part of, and a little bit of academic background.
I have read them all, then grouped them. In most cases they follow the boxes you have ticked, but for some I will be sending them to different people or research clusters. This is partly based on experience and knowledge, I know or think somewhere else is more likely to be able to provide supervision than where you ticked. In some cases I will contact supervisors individually where I know there is already a strong fit.
These have been sent to the groups and centres, and they are being asked to look at them, and more or less do what I did. Have a read, think who would be good, and pass it along to them. I want indications of interest quickly, so that we aren’t left hunting for supervisors. All supervisors have been told that what you have written is to be understood as an expression of the sorts of ideas, problems, and areas you are interested in, and not the project or topic you might actually do.
So, it’s begun, hasn’t it?