Our goal is for every student to have a project that is both achievable and intellectually demanding. Projects and students are monitored by an Education Committee who make sure that the proposed plan of research is suitable, and that things are progressing as they should throughout the course of the studentship. Students give a number of formal talks, not only to monitor progress, but also to help develop their presentation skills, and performance is monitored at a series of key milestones throughout the PhD. To help provide support through their PhD each student is assigned a co-supervisor and advisor (with a role similar to a tutor on an undergraduate degree), alongside their primary supervisor, who can help provide support and mentorship. Students can also talk through things with the postgraduate tutor and/or other members of the Education Committee.
The Education Committee
The EC, which acts for the whole school of Cancer Studies features clinical- and basic-scientist as well as student representatives. It meets throughout the year; its objects are to:
- Pursue the highest quality education by research and teaching in all areas of Cancer
- Ensure that all students receive a first-rate education and their interests are safeguarded during their education
Chair: Valerie Kouskoff
Ex-Officio Member: Richard Marais
Postgraduate tutor: Ian Waddell
Postgraduate Manager: Julie Edwards
Academic staff members: Donald Ogilvie, Valerie Kouskoff, Karim Labib, Crispin Miller, Tim Somervaille, Caroline Wilkinson, Angeliki Malliri.