Committees and award board

Information about boards and committees governing postgraduate research.

Terms of reference

View the terms of reference  for each committee at UWE Bristol.

Graduate School Sub-Committee (GSSC)

The Graduate School Sub-Committee (GSSC) exists to support a high-quality, sustainable postgraduate research student experience and have oversight of Graduate School processes and policies. The GSSC is accountable to the Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee, receives reports from and has the authority to steer Faculty Boards and, through them, Faculty Research Degree Committees, in relation to postgraduate research matters.

The GSSC also reports to and takes direction from the Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee (LTSEC) on matters regarding the general student experience at UWE Bristol.

The Committee is chaired by the Graduate School Director and includes Faculty Directors of Research, representatives from the Professoriate, and representatives of the PGR student body.

GSSC dates 2020/2021

  • Tuesday 29 September 2020
  • Tuesday 3 November 2020
  • Tuesday 5 January 2021
  • Tuesday 9 March 2021
  • Tuesday 1 June 2021
     
  • Contact: Brigid Hewett at Brigid.Hewett@uwe.ac.uk

Faculty Research Degrees Committee (FRDC)

Faculty Research Degree Committees (FRDCs) are responsible for promoting high quality postgraduate research education across all disciplines within each Faculty and for the implementation of the University’s Enhancement Framework as it relates to Research Degrees. FRDCs are accountable via the relevant Faculty Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee (FRKECs) to Faculty Board.

FRDCs implement policies and procedures for the assessment of Postgraduate Research Students and make recommendations for the approval of examination arrangements for individual students to the Research Degrees Award Board. Each FRDC also takes direction from and provides reports to the Graduate School Sub-Committee on matters within its area of competence.

FRDC dates 2020/21

Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE) committee dates

  • 9 September 2020
  • 14 October 2020
  • 25 November 2020
  • 13 January 2021
  • 17 February 2021
  • 14 April 2021
  • 12 May 2021
  • 14 July 2021

Please note that paper deadlines are in place for all committees, but vary according to faculty.

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS) committee dates

  • 14 October 2020
  • 2 December 2020
  • 20 January 2021
  • 3 March 2021
  • 14 April 2021
  • 9 June 2021

Please note that paper deadlines are in place for all committees, but vary according to faculty.

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) committee dates

  • 29 September 2020
  • 4 November 2020
  • 8 December 2020
  • 19 January 2021
  • 2 March 2021
  • 20 April 2021
  • 25 May 2021
  • 13 July 2021

Please note that paper deadlines are in place for all committees, but vary according to faculty.

Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET) committee dates

  • 22 September 2020
  • 27 October 2020
  • 8 December 2020
  • 26 January 2021
  • 16 March 2021
  • 27 April 2021
  • 8 June 2021

Please note that paper deadlines are in place for all committees, but vary according to faculty.

Members of each FRDC

ACE

FBL

FET

  • Dr Stephen Hall, Principal Lecturer - Chair of the Faculty Research Degrees Committee 
  • Marisa Downham, FET Officer (Marisa.Downham@uwe.ac.uk)

HAS

Credit and Research Degrees Award Board (RDAB)

The purpose of the Credit and Research Degrees Award Board is to receive the recommended outcome from the viva voce examination alongside outcomes in taught modules from field boards and on this basis will make recommendations for the award of the appropriate research degree.

RDAB dates and deadlines 2020/2021

Paper deadline Proposed 20/21 dates Publication of results date
1 September 2020 15 September 2020 22 September 2020
3 November 2020 17 November 2020 24 November 2020
w/c 21 December 2020

w/c 11 January 2021
Virtual board via email

Late January 2021

16 February 2021 2 March 2021  9 March 2021 
20 April 2021  4 May 2021  11 May 2021 
15 June 2021  29 June 2021  6 July 2021 
w/c 26 July 2021  w/c 2 August 2021
Virtual board via email 
Mid-August 2021 
24 August 2021  7 September 2021  14 September 2021 

Contact Helen Jackson at Helen.Jackson@uwe.ac.uk if you have queries.