Many students enter into PhD work and experience problems with either their School, Faculty, Supervisors or the University as a whole. Often issues start off small and students, aware of their fragile position, are reluctant to stand up for themselves. However, by not voicing concerns, students can find themselves in much more perilous situations further down the line.
Issues can vary from –
- Supervisors, or lack thereof
- Concerns regarding examiners / their experience to examine
- Impartiality or conduct of Viva voce
- Issues regarding Annual or Mid-Year Reviews
- Accessing materials, data, articles
- Lack of exposure to training or presentations
These issues over time can impact heavily on a student’s ability to successfully complete the PhD. After years of hard work and very high tuition fees it is important that you as a student do everything to protect your research and ability to obtain a PhD.
We have found over the years that more and more PhD students are coming to us for advice and assistance. We have been successful in -
- Getting students further opportunities to resubmit their thesis
- Giving students a chance to re-do their Vivas
- Helping students obtain a refund of fees
- Assisting with supervision issues and getting a new supervisory team
- Re-instating students as PhD students
These are just some of the positive outcomes we have achieved for our clients. If you are experiencing any problems, give our Higher Education Law specialist a call on 0121 236 1985.