Faculty of Graduate Research

Progress Reports

Six-monthly progress reports are part of the University's audit procedures. Reports help to ensure that students are receiving quality supervision and making suitable progress with their research. They allow for problems to be identified soon after they arise so that steps can be taken to resolve them.


Report Forms

Online reporting for PhD Students

From May 2013, PhD students submit their six monthly reports online. To access the online system, click here and follow the instructions on the screen. For additional online help for students and supervisors click here.

Masters' thesis students who enrolled before the 1st January 2013 should submit their progress report on the appropriate forms below. Masters' thesis students who enrolled from 1st January 2013 please click here for the appropriate forms.

Document File size File type
Six-monthly Progress Report Form 218 KB .doc
Six-monthly Progress Report for Candidates on Suspension 135 KB .doc
Six-monthly Progress Report for Candidates Recently Returned from Suspension 141 KB .doc
Instructions for Administrators of Six-Monthly Reports 787 KB PDF

Due Date

Reports are due in May and November each year.

What Issues Can I Raise?

You can raise any issues of concern to you. These might include:

  • the type or amount of feedback you get from your supervisor
  • financial support
  • library facilities
  • research resources
  • ... or anything else.

Take a step back and think about the progress you have made. What has been going well for you and what has not been going so well?

If you see problems emerging of any kind, it is best to be open about them in the six-monthly report. The University can then work towards resolving them.

Issues of Common Concern

Issues raised in reports that are of concern to postgraduate students generally will be brought to the attention of the Faculty of Graduate Research.