Research degrees subcommittee

The body overseeing all UEL validated Doctoral processes at the Research stage of the Professional Doctorate (ProfDoc) course is called the UEL Research Degrees Subcommittee (UEL RDSC) which is a Subcommittee of the UEL Quality and Standards Committee.

The RDSC is a UEL committee which has the power to approval all student applications.

The Trust-School Research Degrees Subcommittee (TSRDSC) is a subcommittee of the UEL RDSC. It was formed in the latter half of 2007 and reflects the structure of the University’s Schools each of which have a subcommittee.

The TSRDSC has some devolved powers of approval and must consider and recommend applications before they are submitted to the UEL RDSC for final approval. The TSRDSC also reports to the Trust Academic Governance and Quality Assurance Committee AGQAC).

Chair of TSRDSC: Elisa Reyes-Simpson, Associate Dean for Academic Governance and Quality Assurance
Secretary of TSRDSC: Paru Jeram, Quality Assurance Officer.

Accountability of TSRDSC

TSRDSC

Submitting documents to the TSRDSC

We require signed copies of all documents. Typed names or signatures that have been pasted in are not acceptable.

To submit your documentation,

  1. Submit all documentation in one email  to the secretary to the Academic Governance and Quality Assurance email address including scanned (PDF) versions of any signed forms.

OR

  1. Submit Word versions of all documents in one email to the Academic Governance and Quality Assurance email address, stating that hard copy, signed versions will be posted
  2. Post hard, signed copies to the following address: Paru Jeram, Quality Assurance, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust , Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA or bring to the Academic Governance and Quality Assurance office room 260 of the Tavistock Clinic. 

Please note:

  • Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • If submissions are sent in more than one email (apart from exceptional circumstances), the submission will not be accepted. For example, in the case of exam arrangements, the UREC letter, exam arrangements form, nomination forms and change of title form (if applicable) must be submitted in one email. The same applies to hard copies.
  • Neither TSRDSC nor the academic governance and quality assurance office can take responsibility for incorrect, lost or missing information if documentation is submitted in more than one email. To ensure the full application is considered, please include alldocumentation in one email. For example, in the case of exam arrangements, the UREC letter, exam arrangements form, nomination forms and change of title form (if applicable) must be submitted in one email. The same applies to hard copies.
  • If the TSRDSC deadline is not met (see table below), it will not be considered at the meeting associated with that deadline, but the document will be saved and considered at the next available meeting.

Once the document has been considered at the TSRDSC and the UEL RDSC, the student and supervisors will be notified of the outcome by email.

TSRDSC meeting dates and deadlines for 2016/17

TSRDSC table

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to amend TSRDSC dates at any time where operational or other issues may require it.