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Current Graduate Students


Information for Assessors

It has been agreed with the Degree Committee that a simplified procedure will be piloted in 2017:

1.  Students will be notified as to who their Assessors are in early June and organise provisional viva dates prior to report submission: please reply to their email requests to do this and set dates from Monday 3rd July onwards.  If you do not wish to set the viva date in advance of receiving the report, please communicate this to the students: they are aware that this might sometimes be the case.

2.  Students will submit their soft bound reports to the Graduate Student Co-ordinator by the deadline of 5.00pm, Friday 23rd June 2017; you will be notified individually by email of any students who have been granted an extension to this.

3. The soft bound copies plus hard copies of all associated paperwork/forms will be placed in Faculty pigeon holes by 9.00am, Tuesday 27th June 2017; the DC Guide to Assessing first year reports will be circulated at the same time by email.

4. Once the Assessment is complete, hard copies of all paperwork and forms need to go to the Graduate Student Co-ordinator (Rachel MacDonald, rmm73), either via pigeon hole or to her office (148B); these will then be uploaded to Moodle on your behalf.  Soft bound reports may be returned directly to the students at the end of the viva.


Information for Supervisors

When the viva is complete, the Graduate Student Co-ordinator will upload the Assessors' reports to Moodle.  Once these have been checked by the Degree Committee, they will email the Supervisor of each student individually to:

  • let you know if there have been any problems raised during the Assessment Process;
  • give you Moodle access to view the Assessors' reports together with the final electronic copy of the student's report (same as the hard copy that was Assessed) and their Training Record, should you also wish to see those in a convenient way.

If the situation is straightforward recommendation for registration, you will then need to submit a registration report via CamSIS (this can only be done by you, as the student's Supervisor, after the viva is complete and Assessors' reports are in).

If any problems have been raised, the procedures outlined on the student web pages will be followed ( and one of the Departmental Tutors will help with anything other than straightforward registration for PhD where it is required.