Roles/ Responsibilities of the Panel of Supervisors
The panel is expected to:
a. Provide satisfactory mentorship, guidance and advice.
b. Monitor the progress of the student’s research programme.
c. Establish and maintain regular contact with the student and ensuring acces-
sibility by the student, by whatever means is most suitable given the stu-
dent’s location and mode of study.
d. Have an input in the students’ developmental needs.
e. Provide timely, constructive and effective feedback on the student’s work,
including his/her overall progress within the course of study.
f. Ensure that the student is aware of the need to exercise probity and con-
duct his/her research according to ethical principles.
g. Provide effective pastoral support and/or referring the student to other
sources of such support, including institutional support services (student
h. Facilitate the student’s interaction with others conducting research in the
field. This would include supporting the student in seeking funding to
attend and participate in conferences.
i. Provide guidance for the student in researching and producing articles for
j. Provide guidance for the preparation of the student’s thesis to satisfy the
conventions of the discipline.
CODE OF PRACTICE FOR RESEARCH STUDENTS
The responsibilities of the research student include the following:
• Familiarity with University regulations (and research policy) and other
course rules and Faculty-specific regulations
• Payment of appropriate fees and compliance with registration deadlines
• Familiarity with research ethics, safety regulations and policy regarding
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