Students are expected to maintain a real presence within the School during the period of their studies and to attend supervisory sessions as defined by their supervisor and Research Studies Panel.
Supervision (Research Studies Panel)
Each student accepted onto a Research Masters or PhD programme will be allocated a supervisory panel - Research Studies Panel (RSP). A Research and Professional Development Plan (RPDP) is required and the student’s Panel will assist in developing this plan. The role of the supervisor(s) is to direct and advise the student in developing a focused research question, conducting the research, and completing the thesis. In addition, an important role of supervisors is to provide detailed written feedback on draft chapters, and to ensure that the student is making satisfactory progress in terms of career development generally. Following each meeting of the Research Studies Panel, a formal record (on an RPDP form) should be completed and signed, outlining what has been discussed and detailing any relevant activities that the student or supervisor have undertaken in preparation for the next meeting. For further information on RPDP and the RDPD form, please see Research and Professional Development (RPDP) Plan.
A student who wishes to appeal a decision of the Assessment Panel may do so through the procedures for a formal assessment appeal determined in the UCD Policy on Assessment Appeals. Information relating to Assessment Appeals can be found at: http://www.ucd.ie/secca/assessmentappeals/
For information on how to access conflict resolution support please refer to the document:
Policy for Conflict Resolution for Supervisors and Graduate Research Students
Graduate Research Student Handbook
Information on ethical standards in research can be found at the UCD Office of Research Ethics website.
Information on Research Integrity Training can be found at Research Integrity Training.
Information on the formal progression of doctoral students can be found in the University Policy on Progression in Doctoral Programmes
UCD Academic Regulations can be found here.