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Department of History and Philosophy of Science



Recycling and energy saving

The Department endorses the British Philosophical Association's Environmental Travel Guidelines. The guidelines are intended to reduce overall the air travel among the community of philosophers working in the UK.



Guidelines for departmental activities

How to organise a seminar, reading group, workshop or conference


Financial policy

Expense forms

Information on funds for research and conference attendance

Application for fieldwork funds

Fieldwork funding: guidance for research students


Management and policy

Roles and responsibilities

Health and safety

Health and safety policy and procedures

Riskex portal

For reporting accidents and incidents to the Safety Office.

Managing risks from travel, fieldwork and work away

Guidance and risk assessment forms can be found here. Please select the relevant form, complete and forward to the HPS Administrator.

Apply for travel insurance

Field trip risk assessment

Human resources

Annual leave form

Code of behaviour

Information for new staff


Teaching/overtime claim form

Stints proforma

Staff review and development record form

Staff review and development scheme

Career management for contract research and teaching staff

Lecturing buddies scheme

Research grants

Management of research grants

Funding for post-doctoral research

Request for sponsorship and hosting of a research grant application

Guidelines for departmental activities

Research data management

Working with human participants: ethical approval and data protection

Reporting misconduct in research

Social media

Social media guidance



A quick guide to claiming expenses.

Open Access


Make sure your research is eligible for the REF by uploading your accepted manuscript to the Open Access website.



Find out how to obtain help, support and advice.