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 of term

Closes Friday Week 7 of term

1 June


12 June

16 Nov


27 Nov


Opens Monday Week 8 of term

Closes (Medical Sciences Division only) Friday Week 11 of term

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

15 June


10 July


16 Oct

30 Nov


25 Dec


22 Jan

Directors of
Graduate Studies

Opens Monday Week 10 of term

Closes Friday Week 5 of following term

29 June


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: