• Selection of Supervisor(s) with the help of the Faculty Graduate Studies,
Research and Entrepreneurship Coordinator (FGSREC) and the Head of
• Regular discussion with the Supervisor and keeping to an agreed schedule
• Maintaining the progress of the work in accordance with agreed schedules
and presentation of materials in sufficient time to allow for comments and
• Participating in annual reviews of progress, planned publications and con-
ference presentations together with the supervisor and the FGSREC and
Head of School
• Participation in approved conferences and seminars and other academic
activity which can contribute to the progress of the research project
Research Supervisors have the following responsibilities:
• Ensure that they have adequate expertise, experience and currency in the
area of proposed supervision.
• Ensuring that students are familiar with university rules and regulations
including the research policy regarding research ethics, safety and intellec-
• Ensure that research students have adequate information on planned
leaves, resignations and retirements during the candidature so that alterna-
tive arrangements can be made for supervision. A co-supervisor is to be
appointed as early as practicable in the development of the student’s project
and the place of primary responsibility must be clear.
• Have the interest of student at heart with regards to duration of study, suc-
cess of projects, funding and thesis publication.
• Ensure that students are not distracted from their primary work by other
duties such as teaching or participation in subsidiary research projects.
• Ensure that there is no conflict of interest with regards to choice of students,
nature of projects and intellectual property.
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