Unsatisfactory Progress (see Section 6 of the HDR Progression Procedures) is assessed on a case by case basis by the HDR Coordinator for the College and the HDR Progression Coordinator.

Students will be either asked to ‘Show Cause’, be recommended to downgrade to a Masters (if currently a PhD student) or be placed on a three-month probationary period followed by a resubmission of the unsatisfactory milestone.

If placed on probation then during this time work goals will be set between student, supervisor and College HDR coordinator and then at the end of the probationary period when the milestone is resubmitted the level of progress will be reassessed. If satisfactory, then the student will be able to continue with the project, if unsatisfactory, the student will be asked to ‘Show Cause’.