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

    Michaelmas term 2015 Hilary term 2016

Opens Monday Week 6

Closes Friday Week 7

 16 Nov

27 Nov

22 Feb

4 Mar


Opens Monday Week 8

Closes (Medical Sciences) Friday Week 11

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

 30 Nov

 25 Dec


22 Jan

7 Mar

1 Apr


29 Apr

Directors of
Graduate Studies

Opens Monday Week 10

Closes Friday Week 5 of following term

 14 Dec

 19 Feb

21 Mar

27 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: