SOAS University of London

SOAS Standing Orders: Annex X: Doctoral School Management Group

Annex X Doctoral School Management Group                                                                

The Doctoral School Management Group is a sub-panel of Research & Enterprise Committee.

(i) The membership of the Doctoral School Management Group will comprise

       Head of Doctoral School

       3 Faculty Associate Deans for Research
       Doctoral School Manager
       Research Skills Trainer/Coordinator (PGRSs)
       Careers Consultant (PhD and ECRs)

       Other Members:
       Student Representative for MPhil/M(A)Res
       Student Representative for PhD

       Doctoral School Coordinator (Secretary)

(ii) The Doctoral School Management Group will have the following terms of reference:

(a) To lead the management of the School’s Postgraduate Research Students:

(b) Develop processes and policies relating to postgraduate research students and research training, including the research training element of M(A)Res degrees;

(c) Operate as a forum to inform the School’s Research Strategy;

(d) To represent SOAS in relation to the ESRC-funded Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre for the Social Sciences;

(e) To support the management, processes and reporting to the AHRC (including consortia networks);

(f) To represent the School in relation to research student issues between the Bloomsbury Colleges;

(g) Review and oversee the postgraduate scholarships management and policy;

(h) To advise on the management of the SOAS Doctoral School Hub building at 53 Gordon Square, and other PGRS facilities;

(i) To receive Doctoral School finance reports.

(iii) The Group will meet monthly in term time, with additional meetings if business so dictates at the beginning of the academic year.