research degrees sub-committee

Information about our university's Research Degrees Sub-Committee, including Terms of Reference and membership

The Research Degrees Sub-Committee remit includes:

  • Oversight and monitoring of adherence to, and application of, our university academic regulations and the procedures set out in the research student handbook [and other associated handbooks]
  • Oversight and monitoring of arrangements for the registration and supervision of candidates on research degrees
  • Consideration and approval of examination arrangements for all research degrees, including the appointment of external examiners and independent Chairs
  • Ensuring that examinations are conducted, and awards recommended, in accordance with the regulations


  • The Chair of the Research Degrees Sub-Committee is Professor Brendan Gough
  • The Secretary is Joanne Burgess