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					Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Office

(PGR version 2009)

ANNUAL PROGRESS/TRANSFER MEETING FORM
PART A. REGISTRATION DETAILS Surname or Family Name Forenames or Other Names Registration number Degree Method of Study Registration Date Current Year of Study School of study BIO CHE PHA CMP ENV MTH MSc Full-time MPhil Part-time PhD

Date of Meeting Research Area:

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Supervisory Team Has there been any changes in the format and/or % time of the supervisory team since the last meeting? Yes If yes, please specific the changes No

Members of supervisory team present at meeting: Primary Supervisor:

Team Member(s):

PART B. STUDENT'S COMMENTS Please give your own assessment of your progress, identifying where appropriate what you feel may be strengths and/or weaknesses.

Transferable Skills
Assess yourself in the following areas: Excellent Adequate Inadequate

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Oral Communication: do you communicate clearly and fluently Presentation Skills: can you present your science clearly and in ways appropriate to different audiences? Written Skills: can you write clearly and in an appropriate style? Practical Ability: do you have the practical skills necessary for your project? Maintenance of Laboratory Records and Notebooks: do you keep your laboratory notebooks up-to-date and comprehensive? Organisational Skills a) how well you do organise your practical work? b) how well do you organise your references, reprints etc? c) how well do you manage your time ?

Supervision and Facilities
Please answer the following questions and add any comments you wish to make: any matters that you wish to remain CONFIDENTIAL should be reported separately to the School’s Director of Graduate Studies.

1.(a) How often do you have formal meetings with your supervisor to review your progress?

(b) Are agreed notes kept of the outcomes of those meetings?

(c) Are you given a copy of those notes?

(d) Comment on the usefulness of those meetings.

(e) Do you have sufficient access to your supervisor at other times?

2. How satisfied are you with the supervision you have received? (What has been useful to you? What needs improving?)

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3. How satisfactory are the facilities within the School / University for your research?

4. How adequate are the computing facilities for your research?

5. How well is your topic provided for in the Library?

Plans for next 12 months Please give a brief outline of your study plans for the next 12 months. Include actions to be taken to improve any “inadequate” ratings indicated above

PART C. SUPERVISORY TEAM'S COMMENTS ON STUDENT'S PERFORMANCE

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Please give an assessment of the student's progress, indicating any strengths and/or weaknesses of which the student should be aware.

Transferable Skills
Please indicate your assessment of the student's performance in the following areas: Excellent Adequate Inadequate

Oral Communication Presentation Skills Written Skills Practical Ability Maintenance of Laboratory Records and Notebooks Organisational Skills

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Assessment of Overall Performance Is the student acquiring adequate background knowledge of the literature of the research topic? Y/N

Are you satisfied with the student's attendance and the amount of time devoted to the research project? Y/N

How often are informal supervisory meetings held?

Are notes kept of informal supervisory meetings?

Y/N

Are notes of these meetings made available to the student?

Y/N

Has the student received all appropriate safety training

Y/N

Is the student on target for completing by the due date

Y/N

If the student has reported any difficulties with facilities etc. what action has been or is being taken?

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PART D. SUMMARY OF PROGRESS MEETING Comments by supervisory team:

Comments by student:

Training: Please list courses to be taken, or have been taken during the current academic year. These courses will be entered on SITS and will form part of the formal record. Course Name Credit Rating

Agreed Action Plan for the next 12 months, or for final year students, remainder of Period of Study. Please include plans for progress of the research and any further training needed by the student

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SUPERVISORY TEAM'S RECOMMENDATIONS If this is a transfer meeting please complete PART E if not proceed to PART F PART E : Transfer recommendations Transfer APPROVED: TICK HERE and give a brief report on the transfer meeting, indicating clearly the evidence which convinced the panel that the candidate meets the conditions to be transferred to PhD

Transfer APPROVED ON SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF FURTHER WORK. TICK HERE and give a brief report on the transfer meeting, indicating clearly the work necessary and the time given for completion.

Transfer be NOT APPROVED, and completion of the MPhil thesis required. TICK HERE and give a detailed report on a separate sheet on the transfer meeting. The report must include very clear evidence based statements concerning the deficiencies in the thesis proposal and reasons why it is not believed that these deficiencies could eventually be overcome in a reasonable time scale.

PART F: Annual meeting recommendations Satisfactory Satisfactory with certain reservations* (please indicate action that needs taken) Unsatisfactory

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PART G. SIGNATURES I CAN CONFIRM THAT THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN PARTS A - D IS A TRUE RECORD OF THE INTERIM MEETING: Student……………………………………….…………… Date………………….….

Primary Supervisor ………………………………..…… Date……………………...

Other members (s) of Supervisory Team……………………………………….…Date……………………. …………………………………..… Date………………….…..

Director of Graduate Studies and/or Chair Research Committee’s approval:

Signature.......................................................................Date....................................... Comments

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