The University places great importance on helping you to submit your research degree thesis within your maximum period of registration. By regularly reviewing progress throughout your time at the University we are able to monitor your progress against milestones and identify any difficulties you are having and help support you to overcome these in order to achieve a high quality and timely submission.
The Code of Practice on Supervision and Monitoring Progress of Postgraduate Researchers (PDF - 527KB) states:
“It is important that, as part of the educational process, PGRs receive appropriate supervision, that their progress is carefully monitored, and that they receive feedback in good time to enable them to adjust their patterns of work as necessary.”
“A written record must be kept of supervisory meetings via the GRS2 Monthly Supervision Record form. Reference should be made to the work undertaken since the last supervision meeting and planned work for the future. The lead and/or co-supervisor(s) and the PGR should confirm that the record contains an accurate summary of the supervision meeting”
In addition to monitoring your academic progress throughout your research degree registration, the monthly supervision meetings offer an opportunity for you to raise any areas or difficulties you may be experiencing and for you to be signposted to the relevant support services to help you overcome these.