GSR FAQs - key information

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) cover key information about GSR. Content will be added to this page as Student Systems receives queries.

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Graduate Supervision Reporting (GSR) is used by students, supervisors, college advisors, Course Directors and Directors of Graduate Studies (DGSs) to review graduate students’ academic progress.

GSR is a module (‘supervision reporting’) in eVision, which is the main student records system for the University of Oxford. Students access GSR (‘my supervision reporting’) in Student Self Service.

A summary of the supervision reporting process is on the how reporting works in GSR page.

Standard reporting windows for the current academic year are on the GSR in eVision home page. A small number of courses have alternative reporting windows, and you will be aware of this from the automated GSR email notifications sent to you when your reporting window opens.

The relevant reporting dates will also be displayed when you click on the buttons to ‘View’ or ‘Edit’ any supervision report (during an open reporting period).

You will be sent automated email notifications at key points in the reporting process, with everything that you need to get started in GSR. You will need to need to log in to GSR using your Oxford Single Sign On (SSO).

You can also access GSR at any time (to look up historic reports etc) using the login button on the GSR in eVision home page.

Supervisors can submit their reports as soon as their students submit their reports. Course Directors and DGSs can review reports as soon as they are submitted. Course Directors and DGSs should be aware that students and supervisors can mark concerns when submitting their reports, they can also mark a concern as resolved, or mark a concern raised in error as cancelled. Therefore Course Directors and DGSs may prefer to wait until their dedicated reporting window opens (after students and supervisors) before reviewing reports.

College advisors will be able to view reports at any time during the pilot period, and it is recommended that they do so towards the end of the reporting period, so that they are viewing the maximum number of submitted reports possible. 

You will be sent automated email notifications at key points in the reporting process, with everything that you need to get started in GSR. You will need to need to log in to GSR in eVision using your Oxford Single Sign On (SSO).

For details of the annual schedule, please refer to question 3.

  • The expected benefits of using GSR include:
  • Reduced risk of critical failure, downtime and time spent resolving issues and problems
  • Improvements to management reporting
  • Increased coverage of reporting on skills training by student and supervisors
  • Improvements to the way the system is managed and administrated
  • Access for students to GSR through the Student Self Service, which they already use to register at the start of their studies, and each subsequent year where relevant
  • Improvements for users with disabilities including compliance with accessibility guidelines
  • Reduction in cost/time necessary to integrate with current/future systems

GSR links

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