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The University of Southampton
Quality Handbook

Doctoral College Committee


Senate delegates responsibility to the Doctoral College Committee for leading and directing the development of the Postgraduate research student experience and environment at the University of Southampton.


Responsibilities and activity

Reporting arrangements


The Terms of Reference and Constitution are reviewed annually to ensure that the composition of the Doctoral College Committee reflects those Faculties and Professional Services that have responsibilities for postgraduate research programmes.

In attendance: other relevant officers from Professional Services and colleagues from Faculties may be in attendance as appropriate to the business, e.g.:

Quorum and frequency


The Doctoral College Board will be quorate with one third of membership plus one in attendance.

Frequency of meetings

The Doctoral College Board will meet at least five times per year.


Secretariat support will be provided by the Doctoral College.

Terms of Reference review

Date of last review:....... June 2023

Date of next review:...... September 2024

Document reporting line

The Doctoral College Committee reports to Senate .

Document owner

Education and Student Experience Committee .

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