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.


The membership of the Doctoral School Management Group will comprise

  • Chair:
    • Head of Doctoral School
  • Ex-Officio:
    • Associate Directors 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
  • Secretary:
    • Doctoral School Coordinator (Secretary)
Terms of Reference
  • The Doctoral School Management Group will have the following terms of reference:
  • To lead the management of the School’s Postgraduate Research Students:
  • Develop processes and policies relating to postgraduate research students and research training, including the research training element of M(A)Res degrees;
  • Operate as a forum to inform the School’s Research Strategy;
  • To represent SOAS in relation to the ESRC-funded Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre for the Social Sciences;
  • To support the management, processes and reporting to the AHRC (including consortia networks);
  • To represent the School in relation to research student issues between the Bloomsbury Colleges;
  • Review and oversee the postgraduate scholarships management and policy;
  • To advise on the management of the SOAS Doctoral School Hub building at 53 Gordon Square, and other PGRS facilities;
  • To receive Doctoral School finance reports.


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