PGR Toolbox

All research students undertaking a PhD, MPhil, MD or DDSC are required to maintain an online record of their research progress in their formal meetings with their supervision.

Research students are expected to maintain a record of their professional development during their research degree.

Two tools are provided for this purpose in the PGR Toolbox, a tabbed area in Liverpool Life that is accessible only to PGRs (MPhil, PHD and MD students).

In addition the PGR toolbox includes a range of information and links relevant to PGRs, the latest PGR News blog and Twitter.

Viewing the PGR Toolbox in Liverpool Life

Login in at using your Student ID number and PIN.

  • Click on the PGR Toolbox in the top row of tabs
    You will find Record of Supervisory Meetings in the centre near the top of the page.

    See our one page summary guides (links on right)


Record of Supervisory meetings and the Annual Progress Reports

The Record of Supervisory meetings feed into the  Annual Progress Reports that are completed in June and are managed by the PGR Student Team.

The diagram on the right represents a time-line for the whole procedure, to show how the Record of Supervisory meetings (formal meetings) and PGR Portfolio of Activity feed into the Annual Progress Reports that  proceed over June-August of each year.

Module code: The yearly completion of the requirements is listed in Liverpool Life under the code, 'PDRR PGR Portfolio of Activity', (enrolment is automatic), and the credits are awarded for the activities recorded each year in the PGR Portfolio of Activity.


  • If you have specific  Technical Queries regarding use of Liverpool Life please contact the CSD Service Desk
  • If you have queries concerning the Annual Progress Reports, (number of required meetings and so on) please contact the PGR Student team at
  • For guidance on how to use the software, see our PGR Toolbox area in Canvas,
     (University login required) which includes a recording of a webinar introducing new researchers to the PGR Toolbox software.