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University Committees

Research Degrees Sub-Committee

Standing Orders

Sub Committee of Education Committee (Strategy committee of Senate)

These Standing Orders should be read in conjunction with the Joint Standing Orders of Senate and Council.

Membership (Composition)

(Members 2018/19)
Ex officio members:
Dean and Deputy to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chair) Dr Tony Fawcett
One delegate from:
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Science
  • Social Sciences & Health
Durham Students' Union PG Academic Affairs Officer Mr David Evans
Head of Professional Development, Durham Centre for Academic Development tbc
Research Committee Delegate tbc
Three co-opted members of academic staff, one each from the Faculty:
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science
  • Social Sciences and Health
A full date after a member's name indicates that their term of office will expire on the 31 July in that year and a half date indicates the year of appointment of that member. eg (2015) (09) indicates that the member was appointed in 2009 and their term of office will expire on the 31 July 2015.


To be confirmed


The sub-committee shall normally meet once per academic term. It will also interact electronically to progress its business.

Terms of Reference

a) to monitor the educational experience and both learning and professional outcomes of research students;

b) to scrutinise policies and procedures for the development, management and delivery of training opportunities for research students.