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 2021/22

  • Tuesday 28 September 2021
  • Tuesday 02 November 2021
  • Tuesday  11 January 2022
  • Tuesday 15 March 2022
  • Tuesday 24 May 2022

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 2021/22

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

  • Wednesday 08 September 2021
  • Wednesday 13 October 2021
  • Wednesday 24 November 2021
  • Wednesday 12 January 2022
  • Wednesday 16 February 2022
  • Wednesday 06 April 2022
  • Wednesday 11 May 2022
  • Wednesday 13 July 2022

 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

  • Wednesday 15 September 2021
  • Wednesday 13 October 2021
  • Wednesday 01 December 2021
  • Wednesday 02 March 2022
  • Wednesday 27 April 2022
  • Wednesday 08 June 2022
 Please note that paper deadlines are in place for all committees, but vary according to faculty.

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) committee dates

  • Tuesday 14 September 2021
  • Tuesday 26 October 2021
  • Tuesday 25 January 2022
  • Tuesday 22 March 2022
  • Tuesday 21 June 2022
  • Tuesday 19 July 2022

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

Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET) committee dates

  • Tuesday 30 November 21
  • Tuesday 25 January 2022
  • Tuesday 1 March 2022
  • Tuesday 26 April 2022
  • Tuesday 14 June 2022

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

FRDC Chairs and Officers

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 2022/2023

Paper deadline Proposed 22/23 dates Publication of results date
1 September 2022 15 September 2022 22 September 2022
1 November 2022 15 November 2022 22 November 2022
3 January 2023

17 January 2023

24 January 2023

21 February 2023 7 March 2023 14 March 2023
2 May 2023 16 May 2023 23 May 2023
20 June 2023 4 July 2023 11 July 2023
29 August 2023 12 September 2023 19 September 2023

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

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