The Doctoral College should offer funded extensions to self-funded PhDs
Passed: March 2021 (16th)
What do you want? / Why do you want it?
Expires: March 2024 (16th)
Submitted By: Kayla Kemhadjian
Area of Work: Access to Education
February 2022: We've hit a bit of a wall with this. Essentially, the university are not going to consider this due to how complex it is to implement.
August 2021: Kayla, alongside another PhD student Cristine, met with Megan (Education Officer) and Nicole (International & Postgraduate Officer) alongside staff from the Academic Engagement Team and Political Engagement Team for an update on the work on this policy. The Doctoral College provided AET with a series of updates on questions posed by Kayla, and we will continue to have these discussions as so far we've not been able to achieve what the proposer envisioned, particularly with them due to graduate (so any future updates will not benefit them or other self-funded students in their cohort). Though it is worth highlighting that other avenues of funding have been made available by the University and the Union (directly to PhD students and via schemes like the Hardship Fund).
March 2021: New Policy