The PGR reviews are approaching again. As you look at your doctoral researchers’ accomplishments over the last six months, you may feel a bit unsure of how to categorise their progress. It is difficult as research is never totally linear, with a variety of obstacles and changes inevitably occurring. All of this is normal but you may have some additional reservations. At what point should you formally indicate unsatisfactory progress? ‘Satisfactory with reservations’ can seem like the easy middle ground to go for but you still have questions: For how long can my student be ‘satisfactory with reservations? How do I encourage better progress? What support do I have if I signal unsatisfactory progress? What support does my student have?
This session is designed to give you a free and open space to confidentially discuss issues of progress that you are either experiencing with your students or that you may be concerned about due to observing others. At the end of the session you will have a better understanding of how to utilise the regulations and University support services to help you and your students manoeuvre difficult situations to the benefit of all parties.