DPhil supervisors must submit termly reports on their students' progress using the Graduate Supervision System (GSS). Access is via the university single sign on. Reports must be submitted within 2 weeks of the end of full term to allow time for them to be read by the Graduate and College Advisors. Failure to submit termly reports is viewed as a serious breach of contract and may result in a supervisor being removed from the departmental studentship competitions.
The reports are an essential part of the University's commitment to proper assessment and provide an opportunity for student feedback. Problematic issues or concerns about progress should be raised at an early stage and properly documented.
The supervisors of students who spend time outside Oxford - for example the students on the Oxford-NIH programme - must ensure they submit copies of termly reports received from the outside mentors to GSS.