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Information for Supervisors

Each graduate research student must have a supervisory panel, the principal aims of which are:

  • To participate in formal decision-making with respect to the student’s progress; and
  • To provide advice, additional support and pastoral care, and escalate, as appropriate, should problems arise.

The supervisory panel will comprise of at least 2 supervisors which can include two principal supervisors or one principal and one secondary supervisor, plus one additional independent panel member who should be a DkIT academic staff member. The principal supervisor must be an academic staff member from the academic School in which the student is/will be registered. Each supervisor should have a clear and defined role in the work.

Role of Primary Supervisor

As a Postgraduate supervisor in DkIT, you must ensure that you are familiar with, and comply with the Academic Regulations of the DCU-DkIT Graduate School. Please note, if you are supervising a student with a pre-September 2014 registration date, please ensure you are referring to the QQI regulations (where appropriate).