Information for Current Research Students

Annual Progress Reports (APR)

Purpose of Annual Progress Report

The Annual Progress Report is the means by which the University assesses whether the student candidature will continue into the following year.  Written reports from students and their supervisors are an important and formal means to monitor research student progress.

  • Each report should be a frank appraisal of the student's progress by both the supervisor and the student.
  • The annual report is the means by which the University assesses whether the candidature will continue into the following year.
  • The Progress Report form will also provide an opportunity for you to check and update if necessary the details pertaining to your full-time/part-time status, your thesis title, and your supervisor.

One warning rule:

HDR Students who do not complete section 1 or 3 of the APR by the due dates noted below  will be given one written warning. Those students who have not completed Section 1 or 3 by due date will have their candidature discontinued. Re-enrolment once discontinued, may only be possible by submitting a new application for admission through the online application process. Approval for admission in these cases will be at the Faculty’s discretion.

Students are responsible for checking if their APR has been submitted by the due dates. If your supervisor has not submitted Section 2 for your review please contact them BEFORE the due date. If  your supervisor is unavailable/unable to be contacted please advise GRS IMMEDIATELY.


Directions on filling in Annual Progress Report

An Annual Progress Report will be made available online each year via SOLS. This report needs to be completed on-line by both yourself and your supervisor.

Please note:  Students who are currently on Leave of Absence are still expected to complete an APR.  It is important for students who have been on leave to establish a research plan for the coming year.

The Head of Postgraduate Studies and the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty also need to approve the APR before it is returned to the Research Student Centre.  HDR Students will NOT be re-enrolled without a completed APR.  It is extremely important that all parties comply with the due dates for completion to allow GRS to process the enrolment prior to the Autumn Session enrolment audit date of 31st March. 

APRs TIMETABLE

Due Date

Actioned by

Action

21 September 2017                      

GRS

APR's released on SOLS
Candidates should discuss their APR with supervisor at this time or prior to this date

12 October 2017

Student

HDR student should submit and forward the final version of Section 1 of their APR to their Principal Supervisor

2 November 2017

Supervisor

Principal Supervisor should complete Section 2 and publish and forward to Student

23 November 2017

Student

HDR student should complete Section 3 and submit the APR to the Head of Postgraduate Studies*

14 December 2017

HPS

The Head of Postgraduate Studies should forward all satisfactory APR's directly to GRS
APRs with the recommendation of Satisfactory with Issues, Borderline & Unsatisfactory must go to the Associate Dean (Research) for their recommendation

4 January 2018

Associate Dean (Research)

The Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty should publish APRs to the Graduate Research School.

5 January - 31 January 2018

GRS

Graduate Research School processes HDR re-enrolments, LOA, enrolment variations etc. for 2018

 *HDR Students who do not complete section 1 or 3 of the APR by the due date will be given one written warning. Those students who have not completed Section 1 or 3 by 23 November 2017 will have their candidature discontinued. Re-enrolment once discontinued, may only be possible by submitting a new application for admission through the online application process. Approval for admission in these cases will be at the Faculty’s discretion.

Last reviewed: 19 September, 2017
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