Guidance for students

The Graduate Supervision System enables supervisors to submit supervision reports about their graduate students. Supervision reports are confidential and are only available to those staff members with a direct relationship you. As a graduate student, you are able to contribute to the termly reporting cycle by making a self-assessment report about your own academic progress in the two week period preceding the supervisors' reporting window.

You may use this opportunity to reflect on your achievements, comment on your termly academic targets and goals relating to your graduate work and plans for the next 3-6 months, make a note of your progress, note the number of meetings you've had with your supervisor and record subject-specific or generic transferable skills training you have attended or require. You will also be able to set a flag to indicate if you have concerns about your academic progress. Guidance on completing your self-assessment report may be supplemented by more comprehensive discipline-specific advice by your department or faculty.

From Michaelmas term 2015 it is mandatory for all students within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)Division to submit a report each term.

GSS features include:

  • Access and submit reports from anywhere, anytime. 
  • Email notifications including start /end of reporting window system message.
  • Retrieval and view of current and previous term reports.
  • Save then submit: clicking the Save button will save your report for later editing and it will not be released; clicking the Submit button to release the report to all authorised GSS users.
  • Comprehensive report information including training received and required, flagging concerns, number of student-supervisor meetings.
For more information please use the training quick guides below:
GSS Roles (178kb)
Reporting Timetable (403kb)
Student Quick Guide (738kb)  
MPLS Guidance Notes for Students (202kb)