The Graduate School Board is the primary deliberative and decision-making body with institution-wide responsibility for oversight, leadership, and direction of the Graduate School, and for the quality assurance of Research degree programmes. The Graduate School Board reports to Academic Council and is responsible for operating three sub-committees: the Research Degree Progression Committee, the Professional Doctorate Committee and the Collaborative Doctoral Provision Committee.

Representation and feedback

The Graduate School Assembly

The Assembly occurs twice a year and is the focus for integration and representation for internal stakeholders (staff and students). An open invitation is sent for the meetings which take place in the winter and summer terms of each academic year. Feedback from the Assembly informs future activities and year plans for the Graduate School.

External Advisory Group

This group meets twice a year with members of the Graduate School Board. Nominated by faculties and selected by the Board, our external advisors have expert knowledge and experience at discipline and/or sector level.The group provides important external views and guidance to the Board which informs policy and practice in relation to research degree provision and strategic objectives.

Resources and communication

Doctoral researchers and supervisors are supported by the Graduate School's online learning resource – the Graduate School Blackboard Site. The site hosts wide-ranging information about research degree programmes, resources for the Doctoral Researcher Development Programme and documentation to support the formal processes of research degree management. It is also the focus for invitations and announcements about doctoral researcher events and activities across the University. Please note that you will need to log in to access this resource.

Committee work is managed via the University's Hub site.

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Graduate School Board Composition and Terms of Reference

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