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8. Correspondence between the Graduate School and the Department


The departmental graduate secretary will be notified of the date of submission of each thesis. Information for each stage of the examination process can be located on SITS and departments are requested to contact the Graduate School should they have any problems identifying where this information can be found. Copies of the letters to the external examiner(s) will be sent to the internal examiner and examination advisor. In the case of resubmission, the letter informing the candidate of the decision together with the notes of guidance will be copied to the supervisor and graduate secretary.


Departments (graduate secretaries) are sent copies of individual conferral emails following approval of the award of a research degree by the Senate or the Steering Committee. During the summer vacation awards are approved by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Senate if required but will usually await the first meeting of Steering Committee in the autumn term for formal approval. Any queries relating to this process should be addressed to the Graduate School at graduateschool at warwick dot ac dot uk.