Academic departments are responsible for:
(a) Providing guidance to supervisors on departmental monitoring procedures and University and departmental expectations of the supervisory role. This should include guidance on providing feedback to research students, giving an indication of a reasonable timescale for feedback, and on departmental requirements for record-keeping of supervisions. This information should also be made available to students.
(b) Encouraging new members of academic staff to attend staff development activities in research supervision.
(c) Informing supervisors of departmental and University procedures for dealing with cases in which a student appears not to be making sufficient progress or when a breakdown has occurred in the relationship between student and supervisor.