All components of the Annual Progress Review Form can be completed by email, including obtaining signatures of the student, supervisor and members of the DRSPC. If an interview is requested by the DRSPC or the student, this can be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams.
The possible outcomes for research student progression will be Progress on PhD; Progress with Conditions; Not Progress; Transfer to Research Masters Degree.
All research student progress review decisions will be ratified at the Autumn Exams board (and not in June). Departments may informally advise students of the outcome in advance.
All Graduate Skills (GST) modules are operating remotely, and registered students have been contacted about arrangements. Students with queries regarding GST modules should email email@example.com.
For Flexibly-Defined (FM) modules, the administrative process will remain the same in that students who face no issue meeting module requirements will have their results forwarded on to the Graduate Studies Office by their research coordinator. Students who do face issues have the following options:
Non final year students
- If non final years students cannot complete an FM module, they should deregister from the module and re-register in the following year so as not to receive a result of Did Not Complete. Students must email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to de-register from the module.
Final year students
If a final year student requires the credits from completing FM module(s) in order to meet degree requirements, the following options are available:
- Supervisors can assess students based on what they have completed to date, or will have completed by the time results are to be submitted, ensuring student has meet analogous learning outcomes.
- Students, with the approval of their supervisor, can apply for a credit waiver/course variation by filling in, and following the instructions on this form.
Because of the immediate pressure of the COVID-19 disruption on those students approaching completion of their studies, the University has approved that doctoral students in year 4 or over, and research masters students in year 2, may register from September 2020 to 31 January 2021, in order to complete their degree during that period, without a tuition fee being payable for that semester. Eligible students will be notified in Autumn 2020.