The Senate Postgraduate Affairs Sub-Committee (PGASC) is the University body concerned with the assurance of quality of all postgraduate degree programmes across the University. Its remit covers the Postgraduate Degree Regulations and maintenance of the Code of Practice for Supervised Postgraduate Research. PGASC membership currently comprises staff representatives from each College and student representation from DUSA. The Postgraduate Registry is the unit with responsibility for day-to-day administration of postgraduate student affairs.
All research postgraduate studies, as defined under the Postgraduate Degree Regulations are covered by the Code of Practice for Supervised Postgraduate Research (CoPSPR)[see the weblink to the Code in box on the left hand side of this page]. This gives details of relevant policy and procedures, including, inter alia:
An interactive mapping table for relevant precepts of the QAA Code of Practice is provided here.
The University provides a number of routes of support for postgraduate students:
DUSA provides student representation on the relevant committees that deal with postgraduate affairs. Postgraduate students are represented on the DUSA Student Representative Council. For further details, consult the section on Student Representation.
The University takes part in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) organised by the HE Academy. Results are discussed at Postgraduate Affairs Sub-Committee, reporting to Leaning and Teaching Sub-Committee and Senate.
Note: Taught postgraduate provision is covered by the QAF, as directed by the QAA Code of Practice, Section 1, with additional features as outlined in the University's Code of Practice for Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Times Higher Education, Student Experience Survey 2012