Annual Progress Reports 2012/3
Information for Schools
Each year, for every Postgraduate Research student, two Postgraduate Annual Progress Reports should be submitted to registry, one by the student, and one by their school. There is a new online version of the Postgraduate Research Students Annual Progress Report Form which should be used by all schools. The form can be found in MMS. Postgraduate Research students are administered in school specific Research modules. To create an Annual Progress Report for a student click the Postgraduate Administration link in the Research module. From the Create School Annual Progression Report section, select the student's name from the drop down list and click the Enter Details of Progress Report button. MMS will use details already known about the student to fill in key fields automatically. The form can be saved at anytime using the Save Progress Report button. Once the form is complete staff can click the Notify PG Director of Form Ready For Approval button. The form is sent to Registry when approved online by the Head of School or the Director of Postgraduate Studies.
The student version of the Postgraduate Annual Progress Report is also submitted via MMS. This report is submitted directly to registry and the Pro Dean and is confidential. At no point will a student submitted Postgraduate Annual Progress Report be accessible to the school.
Information for Research Postgraduate Students
As per the Policy for Research Postgraduates, you are required to "submit annually (on the form provided) a personal progress report to Registry". These forms are sent to the Pro Dean, and are confidential. The forms will not be accessible by the school. The Annual Progress Report is in place for the following reasons:
To ensure that students have all the resources and support required for their Research Degree
To ensure any problems are addressed in a timely manner.
As a confidential method for students to report issues
Failure to report an area of concern or complaint through this official and confidential route will be taken into account in any subsequent complaint or appeal.
All students who have been registered during the 2012/3 academic session should complete this form, the only students who are exempt are those who have been on a leave of absence for the entirety of the academic session.
Students can submit a form by logging into MMS, clicking on the 'My Details' icon in the top right. Select the 'Student Roles' tab. A link entitled 'Reports' will direct you to all created Annual Progress Reports for this academic year. Create a new form by clicking on the 'Create Annual Progress Report' button. You can save the report at anytime by clicking the 'Save Progress Report' button. Once the report has been compleated it can be submitted to registry using the 'Submit Progress Report to Registry' button. If you have any difficulties submitting the online form a guide can be found here or please email the IT Service Desk