Annual Progression meetings take place each year and usually happen in the month before enrolment. For example, if you are starting in February you can expect to attend your progression meeting in January of the following year. The purpose of an Annual Progression meeting is to ensure you have the support you need to complete your programme successfully an on time.
The University Research Office organises these meetings and dates are set a year in advance.
The University Research Office will contact you and your supervisory team by email to arrange a time. Prior to the meeting you and your supervisory team will need to submit a report. The deadline for these reports will be in the University Research Office email.
You are responsible for ensuring that you have an Annual Progression meeting and that you submit your report with your supervisory team’s comments within the deadline specified. At the meeting you will be expected to talk through your research and progress to date. This will include a past, present and future approach. For example, what have you have done/where you are now/what you are doing to meet your submission date.
Supervisors are encouraged to make every effort to attend these meetings with their students. However, they will still go ahead without the supervisory team in attendance.