ProGRess is now live!

Following our recent ProGRess is imminent message, we are pleased to announce ProGRess is now live. The new improved online system replacing ResearchPAD is now available to postgraduate researchers (PGRs), supervisors, and administrators.

Accessing ProGRess for the first time

You can access ProGRess via: or by scrolling across and clicking on the ProGRess logo in the grey bar at the bottom of the intranet home page.

We recommend you save this page to your ‘favourites’ or ‘bookmarks’ for quick, easy access in future.

  • PGRs (including BU staff undertaking a research degree) please login using your student account (e.g. a1234567) and password.
  • BU staff who are supervisors or administrators of research degrees please use your normal staff login and password.
  • External Supervisors please use your personal email address to login. You will then be prompted to set a password.

For PGRs and BU staff, if you need assistance logging in, please contact the IT Service Desk. For external supervisors, please contact  

Helping you make the most of ProGRess

If you need help, there are lots of places to find it:

  • ProGRess User Guide – a guide which gives an overview of the system and provides you with support and assistance if you need it.
  • ProGRess Q&A Document – answers to common questions you may have about the new system.
  • Attend a drop-in session with a member of the Doctoral College designed to provide an overview of the system and help resolve any ProGRess queries you may have.
  • For technical support accessing or using ProGRess, you should contact the IT Service Desk.
  • For all other queries, contact and a member of the Doctoral College team will be able to assist.

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the ProGRess launch runs smoothly, if you experience a problem, please log it by emailing That way, any issues can be addressed which will help improve the user experience both now and in the future.

We hope you enjoy using the new system. Please email any feedback you may have to

Kind regards,

The Doctoral College

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