At the beginning of each graduate supervision reporting window, all matriculated postgraduate students will be expected to use GSR to submit their self-assessment reports (for details of the new reporting windows, please refer to question 7), and will have the option to identify any concerns. Students on research degrees will also submit their Training Needs Analysis (TNA) forms in GSR at the relevant time (frequency varies by course).
Supervisors will then use GSR to review their students’ self-assessment reports (and TNA forms), submit their own reports, and respond to any concerns. In addition, Course Directors, PGT thesis supervisors and teachers (eg language tutors) may be given the option to report by the relevant department. Department advisors (providing secondary supervision for certain research students) will also be able to view reports.
The Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS) can use these reports/TNA forms to ensure that any concerns are being addressed, students are progressing satisfactorily and are receiving suitable supervision to meet course requirements.
College advisors and administrators may view the reports/TNA forms to assist with college pastoral care and support. College advisors will be asked to record the number of times they have met with their students. The reports/TNA forms may also be viewed by subject administrators and funding administrators to obtain information specific to funded students awarded certain scholarships (primarily Rhodes scholars).
Staff are able to see only the self-assessment reports (and TNA forms) of students with whom they have a direct relationship.