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External Research Degrees Committee

Terms of reference

(i) To make decisions on the admission, candidature, progress and examination of all candidates for research degrees in the Accredited Institutions, within the academic areas approved for this purpose by the University.

(ii) To assure attainment of our academic standards and an equivalent student experience of candidates through appropriate quality assurance procedures in accordance with the University's Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Candidature and Supervision which govern such candidature.

(iii) To report to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC) on (i) and (ii) above, and on related issues.


Chair (a University member of staff, appointed by the Chair, Academic Quality and Standards Committee)    TBC

Four University members from appropriate disciplines (appointed by Chair, Academic Quality and Standards Committee)

  • Professor Peter Middleton*
  • Professor Neil Gregor
  • Dr Phil Higham
  • Ms Jennifer Arkell, Head of Quality, Standards & Accreditation and Assistant Director

Two representatives from University of Chichester

  • Clemmie Quinn
  • TBC

Secretary: Nikki Finnes

* Professor Middleton is designated as the Deputy Chair of the Committee.

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