School of English

Annual Review

Presentation at the PGR Work in Progress Symposium is taken into account in the Annual Review of each PhD student's progress. More information about the connections between Annual Review and the Symposium can be found in the Research Students Handbook and is also detailed below for information.

The progress of every research student is reviewed annually.

The School’s Research Committee receives reports from Supervisors and all PGR students commenting on the progress of every research student in the School (full- and part-time students included). The Annual Review usually takes place at around the 9-month point in each student's year.

All PGR students (full-time and part-time PhD students) must complete a report and submit this to their Lead Supervisor as part of their annual review. Students should note the deadlines given on the School Intranet (Workspace).

During the annual review, Supervisors will comment on whether or not a student’s progress is satisfactory, and on their attendance at the compulsory Graduate School research training skills sessions. A set of records of supervisory meetings for the year will also be considered as part of the annual review.

As part of the annual review of their progress, all second-year full time, registered research students will be expected to present a short paper outlining their current research at the Symposium. Supervisors will report on these presentations, and staff from the School will be invited to attend. A written version of the presentation should also be made available to Supervisors in order to facilitate the writing of their report for the annual review.


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