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.

Due to unforeseen downtime of the GSS, the student reporting window for Michaelmas term 2016 has been extended until Sunday 4 December 2016. The supervisor reporting window has been delayed and will open on Monday 5 December 2016. Please see the updated dates below.

GSS Reporting Windows - Michaelmas 2016


Opens Monday Week 6 Michaelmas term 2016

14 November

Closes Sunday Week 9 Michaelmas term 2016

4 December


Opens Monday Week 9 Michaelmas term 2016

5 December

Closes (Medical Sciences) Friday Week 11 of Michaelmas term 2016

23 December

 Closes (all other Divisions) Friday Week 1 of Hilary term 2017

20 January

Directors of
Graduate Studies

Opens Monday Week 10 of Michaelmas term 2016

12 December

Closes Friday Week 5 of Hilary term 2017

 17 Febuary

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: