Graduate Supervision System

GSS is being replaced in 2018

In Michaelmas term 2018, GSS will be replaced with Graduate Supervision Reporting (GSR) in Student Self Service (eVision for staff), and the reporting window schedule will be amended. Details are on the GSR project pages.

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 - Hilary 2018


Opens Monday Week 6 of Hilary term 2018

19 Feb

Closes Friday Week 7 of Hilary term 2018

02 Mar


Opens Monday Week 8 of Hilary term 2018

05 Mar

Closes (Medical Sciences) Friday Week 11 of Hilary term 2018

30 Mar

Closes (all other Divisions) Friday Week 1 of Trinity term 2018

27 Apr

Directors of
Graduate Studies

Opens Monday Week 10 of Hilary term 2018


Closes Friday Week 5 of Trinity term 2018

25 May

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: