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Description of roles:

 

Graduate Supervisor

  • Submits reports on student progress in accordance with Regulation 8 of the General Regulations for Admission as a Graduate Student.
  • Recommends registration for the PhD degree where appropriate.
  • Supervisors are recorded by the Student Registry on the recommendation of the Degree Committee.

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Faculty/Department

  • Checks all reports and submits them to the Degree Committee.
  • The faculty/department is expected to investigate cases where progress is recorded as unsatisfactory or if action is required. The Student Registry will ask each faculty/department to nominate a representative (e.g. Head of Department, Director of Graduate Education Committee) to fulfil this role.

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Degree Committee

  • Checks all reports and submits them to the Student Registry.
  • The Degree Committee is expected to investigate cases where progress is recorded as unsatisfactory or if action is required.
  • Makes a formal recommendation to the Student Registry for registration for the PhD where appropriate. The Student Registry will ask the Degree Committee to nominate a user to fulfil this role. In some faculties the Degree Committee will fulfil the same role as the department.

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Student Registry

  • Approves the report and amends the student record if required.
  • The Student Registry will investigate any cases where progress is recorded as unsatisfactory or if action is required.

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Colleges

  • College representatives are able to comment on reports for their students.
  • Graduate tutors may wish to investigate cases where progress is recorded as unsatisfactory or if action is required.

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Graduate Students

  • Have access to their supervision reports once they have been seen by all the interested parties.

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