Role of PhD Advisors

All students have 2 advisors appointed as members of their PRP. Advisors must be permanent members of the academic staff or Senior Research fellows and at least one must be from a different Division or outside the “broad research group”. One of the Advisors must be familiar with the area of research. The review panel should be viewed as a friendly body rather than a threat - it is there to help not hinder your progress from registration to PhD submission.

The general roles for advisors are to:
1. Keep a helpful eye on the student - in the absence of the supervisor.
2. Provide informal advice on the progress of your research and your academic performance.
3. Be someone the student can go to discuss issues, which, for whatever reason, they are not
able to discuss with their supervisor.
4. Be a member of the student’s PRP to monitor their progress through the PhD.