Graduate Research Coordinator Role

Graduate research co-ordinators have a range of specific and general responsibilities with respect to postgraduate research students.

They are responsible for:

  • the academic and administrative welfare of all potential and enrolled research higher degree students within their section
  • overseeing academic supervision and monitoring the progress of students during their program
  • being explicit about misgivings they may have about student progress or supervision
  • informing the Graduate Research School if problems cannot be resolved internally

GRC Role Description [PDF]

GRC Role Description [RTF]

Advisory Panel Role

From JAN 2021 all new students will be assigned an advisory panel, convened by the GRC and composed of a least one academic staff member other than the supervisors.

Advisory panels will assist with decision-making about:

  • research proposals
  • confirmation of candidature
  • candidature progression
  • thesis submission
  • any other matter determined by the GRC

Structure and membership of advisory panels, and their terms of reference, may vary from school to school and may be modified during candidature to cater to specific needs.

Advisory panels offer expert guidance and support to both students and the supervisory team.

Advisory Panel Terms of Reference [RTF]