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Thesis Committees

The Thesis Committee model has been adopted in Trinity to enhance the supervisor – research student relationship and to ensure quality supervision practice in line with international best practice.

A Thesis Committee shall be formed no later than six months from the first registration of a PhD student to monitor and advise in relation to the progress of the student throughout the lifespan of the structured PhD.

In June 2023, University Council approved the introduction of the Terms of Reference for Thesis Committees, which clarify:

  1. The membership of Thesis Committees
  2. Its scope and function
  3. Functions outside of the remit
  4. Meeting arrangements
  5. Outcomes of formal review meetings
  6. Reporting

Further details are provided in the Terms of Reference available for download from the section below.

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