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Chairpersons of Research Degree Examination Boards - 'Licence to Chair Research Degree Examinations at DIT'

Duration: One Day

Facilitator: Professor Pam Denicolo

Facilitatior Bio: Professor Pam Denicolo is currently Consultant on Postgraduate Issues to the University of Surrey and to GRADnet, a consortium of 9 Physics Schools in the South of England, having retired from her posts of Director for Centre for Inter-Professional and Postgraduate Education and Training, Director of Postgraduate Research for the School of Pharmacy, and Director of the Graduate School for the Social Sciences at University of Reading.


Target Audience:

In accordance with Section 3.8 (Step 3) of the DIT Postgraduate Regulations all those who Chair Research Degree Examination Boards at DIT must have a Licence to Chair

Course Content:

  • Recent International developments including Structured PhDs
  • Different forms of PhD - by thesis or by publication
  • Interdisciplinary Theses
  • Assessment criteria - roles and responsibilities in the final assessment process
  • Common thesis errors
  • Dealing with common dilemmas
  • Review and questions