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Membership 2018/19

Chair

Professor Colin Sparrow

Deputy Chair

Dr Kirsty Hooper

The Vice-Chancellor

Professor Stuart Croft

The Chairs or Deputy Chairs of the Faculty Education Committees of the the Faculty Boards:

Dr Sarah Richardson (Arts)

Professor Martin Wills (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

Christopher Bisping (Social Science)

Four members of academic staff appointed by the Senate:

Professor Des Hewitt

Dr David Wright

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Seven members of academic staff, two appointed by each of the Boards of the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, and three appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine normally from members of the Faculty Education Committee of the Faculty Board

Dr Pieatari Kappa (Arts)

Dr Oliver Davis (Arts)

Dr Debbi Marais (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

Professor Matthew Turner (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

Dr Miriam Gifford (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

Dr Clare Lyonette (Social Sciences)

Professor Ann Stewart (Social Sciences)

One postgraduate student appointed by each of the Boards of the Faculties:

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TBC (Social Sciences)

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Up to four co-opted members of academic staff subject to the approval of the Senate

Dr K Debattista

Dr Jonathan Pearson

Dr Annamaria Pinter

Professor E Oborn

One CDT Representative from the from the Sciences

Professor Kerry Kirwan

One CDT Representative from the from the Social Sciences and Arts

Professor Nicholas Gane

Dean of Students

Professor Louise Gracia

A Representative from the Library

Dr Gemma Marakas

A Representative from Student Careers and Skills

M Underwood

A representative from the Learning and Development Centre

Sara Hattersley

Up to two co-opted students, subject to the approval of the Senate

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Terms of Reference

(a) To regulate the admission of all postgraduate students and, subject to the Regulations Governing Taught Postgraduate Degrees and the Regulations Governing Research Degrees, the initial conditions of registration and any change of these conditions;

(b) To make recommendations to the Senate, via the Academic Quality and Standards Committee, after consultation with the Faculty Boards on all matters to do with postgraduate study in the University;

(c) To make recommendations on the appropriate provision of academic resources and social facilities for postgraduate students in the University;

(d) To make awards partly or wholly established from University funds to postgraduate students and to nominate students for postgraduate awards made by external bodies;

(e) To advise the Senate, via the Academic Quality and Standards Committee, on any general or specific strategic considerations regarding postgraduate study or research in the University;

(f) To advise the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on matters relating to examinations for postgraduate degrees;

(g) To advise the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on the role of internal and external examiners for postgraduate degrees;

(h) To intervene with departments where issues arise and to advise the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on substantive issues of concern;

(i) To consider requests for variations to the AP(C/E)L policy, referring to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee where matters of principle arise.

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Reporting Structure

The Board of Graduate Studies reports to the Senate, directly and via the Academic Quality and Standards Committee.

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Secretariat

Secretary: Rhiannon Martyn, Senior Assistant Registrar (Graduate School)
Assistant Secretary: Laura Larard, Administrative Officer, Academic Office

Correspondence should be sent to bgs@warwick.ac.uk

Papers for consideration by the Board of Graduate Studies should be submitted to the Secretary two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

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Meetings

Dates of meetings of the Board of Graduate Studies can be found within the University Committee Timetable.

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

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