Prof Michael D. Smith Faculty Director of Graduate Studies Faculty of Sciences Postgraduate Induction
Faculty of Science Postgraduate Students are the Key People in maintaining this Faculty’s Reputation and success. Our students progress into a wide variety of different careers and over the years have made a profound impact for the wider benefit of society.
Faculty of Sciences • The Faculty offers excellent programmes of study, delivered through teaching of the highest quality. • The Faculty conducts world-class research across the whole range of disciplines - with increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary work. • Kent Science graduates are eminently employable and often achieve great distinction in their chosen careers. • We actively support diversity and we are passionate about meeting the individual needs of all our students. • We provide outstanding student support and our enthusiastic and dedicated staff are devoted to ensuring that you fulfill your academic potential and have an unforgettable experience. • Be professional, plan, communicate ………… • participate, network, work hard, .… • enjoy this stage of your life in Canterbury… Faculty of Sciences Postgraduate Induction
Organisational Structure Your School UKGS University Graduate School Faculty Office
SCHOOLS – THE KEY PEOPLE & SUPPORT • Lecturers & Supervisor(s) • Resources and Infrastructure (equipment, consumables, etc) • Supportive and Stimulating learning and research environment • (a research team, seminars, etc) • Important people in your School • DoGS • PostgraduateAdministrator(s) • Head of School • Fellow students (includes post-grad rep) and staff
Faculty of Sciences • Science, Technology and Medical Studies http://www.kent.ac.uk/stms/ • 6 ‘Schools’ and 6 Research Centres • 4,000 students • Major UK centre of science research and teaching. The Sciences cover a diverse and fascinating range of subject areas and academic disciplines • Programmes taught across Canterbury, Medway campuses • Interdisciplinary and disciplinary based research and teaching with PG teaching and research supervision across Schools Faculty of Sciences Postgraduate Induction
Where are you? Humanities Social Sciences Sciences
Canterbury: Biosciences Computing Engineering & Digital Arts Maths, Stats & Actuarial Science Pharmacy Physical Sciences Faculty of Sciences - Schools Faculty of Sciences Postgraduate Induction
Reminder Biosciences Computing Mathematical Sciences Physical Sciences Pharmacy Engineering & Digital Arts
Training and Funding Opportunities • By beginning a postgraduate degree you are in fact entering into the wider academic community • Each School organizes research seminars where members of staff and postgraduates present their work in progress. • Global Awards, Workshops, Skills training • Career advice Faculty of Social Sciences Postgraduate Induction
Faculty of Sciences WebPages • Information about Faculty structure and who’s who • Details of forms, procedures, policies etc. • Links to Schools and Centres • Speaker and lecture programmes • http://www.kent.ac.uk/stms/ Faculty of Sciences Postgraduate Induction
Faculty Directors of Graduate Studies (PGT) The role of the Faculty Director of Graduate Studies will be: • To advise the Faculty and its Schools on the implementation of the University Code of Practice for Quality Assurance as applicable to taught postgraduate programmes of study. • To advise Schools in the Faculty on the preparation of proposals for new taught postgraduate programmes of study and their constituent modules, in particular on the academic and curricular aspects of such proposals. • To provide advice to the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee on whether proposals for new programmes of study are adequate. • To serve as a member of the Programme Approval Sub-Committee of the Learning and Teaching Board and the Graduate School Board. • To serve as a member of the Directors of Graduate Studies Network in order to identify and disseminate good practice.
Faculty Graduate Studies Committees (PGT) The Terms of Reference of the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee will be determined by the Faculty Board but should include advising the Faculty Board on the exercise of its responsibilities as set out in the Code of Practice: • approving modules proposed as part of taught postgraduate programmes, having ensured that no module is approved unless it conforms to the requirements of this Code (see Annex B: Approval of New Modules); • recommending approval of proposed taught postgraduate programmes, having ensured that no such approval is recommended unless the proposed programme conforms to the requirements of this Code (see Annex C: Approval of New Programmes); • approving withdrawal of modules and recommending withdrawal of taught postgraduate programmes; • ensuring that Schools’ annual monitoring of taught postgraduate programmes conforms to the requirements of this Code and reviewing the outcome of such monitoring (see Annex E: Annual Monitoring); • ensuring, in co-operation with Schools, that all taught postgraduate students are provided in good time with all appropriate information relating to their programme and its modules (see Annex D: Information to Students); • organising and conducting periodic reviews on behalf of the University (see Annex F: Periodic Review).