Approval of new institutions

Approval of new institutions

  • Approval of a new Institution will be by the Graduate School Board/equivalent Committee at the request of the Graduate School
  • The nominated reviewer (a member of the Graduate School with sufficient background knowledge of the institution) will complete the pro-forma and submit it and any associated supporting material to the Graduate School Board for consideration
  • Many large research institutes where students would be placed have a constant flow of visiting researchers with mixed practical experience and have in place tested safety training mechanisms to deal with this. These same institutions tend to have at least one member of the University's academic and research staff working there at any time, who can provide direct supervision for students
  • For other smaller institutions, supervision arrangements are managed to ensure there is sufficient academic guidance and pastoral care and a safe working environment
  • The outcome of the Graduate School Board's decision will be conveyed to the PGR Service (Research Strategy & Innovation Office) by the Graduate School, which will generate a report for the Research Policy and Strategy Committee on an annual basis. Each Graduate School must retain the forms and details of any Research Furth decisions made with respect to external institutions. Any changes in status should be communicated to the PGR Service (Research Strategy & Innovation Office) as soon as they arise, so that records can be maintained.

Temporary Approval

  • Deans have the right to grant temporary approval of an institution for a specific purpose or until a formal assessment has been possible.

Download: Research Furth Institution Review Pro-forma