Graduate Supervision System

The Graduate Supervision System (GSS) is used by supervisors each term to review, monitor and comment on their students' academic progress and to assess skills and training needs. Students are given the opportunity to contribute by commenting on their own academic progress.

GSS Reporting Windows

    Trinity term 2015 Michaelmas term 2015

Opens Monday Week 6

Closes Friday Week 7


16 Nov

27 Nov


Opens Monday Week 8

Closes (Medical Sciences) Friday Week 11

Closes (all other Divisions) Friday Week 1 of following term




16 Oct

30 Nov

25 Dec


22 Jan

Directors of
Graduate Studies

Opens Monday Week 10

Closes Friday Week 5 of following term


 13 Nov

14 Dec

19 Feb

Students will receive a report of their termly supervision from their supervisor. Supervision reporting is controlled by a timetable with automatic email notifications and reminders. Submitted reports are immediately available to the student, supervisor and DGS for review. Additionally, subject administrators, college advisors, college administrators and scholarship and funding administrators are able to view reports.

Each divisional Code of Practice for Supervision of research students offers guidance on the maximum number of students that should be supervised by each supervisor, the typical number of meetings per term between supervisor and supervisee, and policies for support for new supervisors: