U T e c h G R A D U A T E S T U D I E S H A N D B O O K
SCHOOL OF GR ADUA T E S TUD I E S R E S E A RCH AND ENT R E P R ENE UR SH I P
GRIEVANCES/COMPLAINTS IN RESPECT OF RESEARCH
STUDENTS AND SUPERVISORS
During any student’s supervision, problems may arise for both the student and
the supervisor. It is desirable that these are addressed and settled as quickly as
possible within the student’s faculty.
If the problem is an irreconcilable personality clash between the supervisor
and student, or where the development of the research topic means that the
supervisor’s area of expertise is no longer relevant, then the student or their
supervisor may request a change of supervision without discredit to either
The student or their supervisor may request the Faculty Graduate Studies,
Research and Entrepreneurship Coordinator (FGSREC) to nominate a replace-
ment supervisor with the approval of the Board of Graduate Studies, Research
Where problems are more complex the resources of the University’s coun-
selling service may be required.
For problems that are still unresolved, the student should state the grievance
in writing to the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship,
who will determine the measures most appropriate to resolve the matter.
GUIDELINES FOR WRITING GRADUATE THESES
Thesis and Dissertation Manual
on the UTech Website.
EXAMINATION OF GRADUATE RESEARCH DEGREE THESES
Candidates for higher degrees by research are required to have undertaken suc-
cessfully an investigation and evaluation or a critical study of their approved
topic, to have presented a satisfactory thesis, to have demonstrated their under-
standing of the context and significance of the work, and to make a significant
contribution to knowledge.