Trinity 2006 supervision report


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I got my official evaluation from Dr. Hurrell for Trinity 2006 today (the term before the summer break). To be precise, I got one for a Mr. Iilnckyj. I just hope they get it right on the diploma:

Milan has continued to make very good progress. He achieved a strong pass in the QT exam and has identified a very interesting topic for his MPhil thesis – the role of science in global environmental policy. His Research Design Essay represented an excellent start in developing the project and narrowing down to a viable set of questions to be addressed. His work for the core seminar has also been very solid, with essays on unipolarity, the end of the Cold War, decolonization, and the Middle East.

I wonder what will be said about Michaelmas of this year, given that I barely saw my supervisor during that eight week span and submitted no academic work to him whatsoever (you don’t write papers specifically for your supervisor in the second year of the M.Phil).

My supervision reports from Michaelmas and Hilary 2006 are also online.

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Ben January 18, 2007 at 12:26 am

Your supervisor’s opinion of your research design seems to differ from those who assessed it…

Milan January 18, 2007 at 12:34 am

I noticed that, as well.

Those who want to see the opinions of the examiners can check out this wiki page and my original blog post in response.

Milan March 19, 2007 at 1:36 am

From the Notes of Guidance:

“At the end of each term the supervisor writes a report on the student’s progress. Supervisors are asked to give priority to prompt completion and return of the report forms, and they are required by the University’s Regulations to communicate the contents of the report to the student. In these reports, supervisors should give a full account of the student’s work during the term and indicate the nature and extent of their contact with the student. Copies of the report are sent to the student’s College and to the International Relations Graduate Studies Committee where any problems are discussed and followed up. Completed report forms are subject to the Data Protection Act 1998, which stipulates that ‘data subjects’ may be given access to information held on them.”

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