Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between postgraduate student and supervisor
The intention behind the MOU is to clarify "up-front" the agreed roles and responsibilities of both candidate and supervisor, to ensure that the supervision experience is as mutually productive as possible.
The MOU must be completed by masters and doctoral candidates within six months of initial registration, or at the start of the dissertation/project in course-work masters degrees.
The Annual Progress Review, where relevant, must be completed each subsequent year, to be submitted not later than 15 October.
Final sign-off for masters candidates is the HoD, and for PhD candidates, the Dean/Dean's nominee.
Three copies of the MOU should be signed: one for the candidate, one for the supervisor; one for the HOD / the Faculty Office.