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 2017/18


TSRDSC Deadline

TSRDSC Meeting (recommendation/

approval)

RTF Meeting

 

UEL RDSC Deadline

UEL RDSC

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017

 

10am, Tuesday 26 Sep 2017

 

Committee Room

2pm, Tuesday 26 Sep 2017

 

 

Committee Room

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017

25 Wednesday Oct 2017

Monday 14 Nov 2017

11am, Monday 27 Nov 2017

 

Studio A

1pm, Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

 

 

Board Room

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

Wednesday 13 Dec 2017

Tuesday 2 Jan 2018

1pm, Monday 15 Jan 2018

 

Committee Room

11am, Wednesday 17 Jan 2018

 

Board Room

Wednesday 14 Feb 2018

Wednesday 28 Feb 2018

Tuesday 13 Mar 2018

10am, Tuesday 27 March 2018

 

Committee Room

12.30pm, Tuesday 27 March 2018

 

Committee Room

Wednesday 11 Apr 2018

Wednesday 25 Apr 2018

Thursday 17 May 2018

11am, Thurs 31 May 2018

 

Board Room

2pm, Thurs 31 May 2018

 

Committee Room

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Wednesday 20 June 2018


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