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Mission

The Graduate Studies Committee has a remit to ensure that NDCN graduate study programmes are run and managed to the highest standard possible, delivering teaching and research excellence.  The committee is responsible for ensuring that University policies and procedures are adhered to and that appropriate departmental policies and procedures are developed as required.

Committee members

Stephanie Halford (chair)
Olaf Ansorge
Chrystalina Antoniades
Raja Jayaram
Simon Kyle
Laura Parkkinen
Mirela Panea (student rep)
Martin Turner
Natalie Voets
Alastair Webb
Vicky Anderton  (Secretary)
Jan Dandridge  (In attendance)

 The committee will meet four times a year 

Terms of Reference

To ensure that students are admitted in accordance with university and departmental policy.

To ensure that supervisors carry out their academic and pastoral responsibilities in accordance with university and departmental policy.

To ensure that students carry out their studies in accordance with university and departmental policy.

To administer all student funding available to NDCN students e.g. department funds and divisional funds etc.

To monitor student progression and identify trends which may need addressing.  In such cases, the committee will  implement remedial action to reverse negative trends.

To monitor recruitment and advise on best practice to ensure the highest standard of students are attracted to NDCN To recommend student number targets.

To ensure that the estate of the department is fit for purpose for student study.

To ensure that students adhere to any legal requirements relating to their study eg Health & Safety, Data Protection,  Good Clinical practice etc.

To monitor the development of new graduate studies programmes