Making changes

Change of supervisor

Supervisors are appointed by the Research Committee, after consultation with the candidate.

From time to time, students and supervisors may experience difficulties in the supervisory relationship. Disappointment at adverse comments on a draft, increased workload or personal circumstances may cause discouragement or disenchantment with the research task. In many cases, these setbacks are temporary, and either resolve themselves or are overcome through renegotiation of the thesis timetable by the student and supervisor, keeping in mind the due completion date. Advice may be sought by either party from the Research Director or the Dean.

If the difficulties prove to be of a more intractable nature, candidates may avail themselves of the informal and formal grievance procedures.


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