The role and the responsibilities of the Examiner

The role of the Examiner is connected with a Supervisory Committee which consists of:

The overall role

The overall role of the Examiner is to be responsible for the quality and content of postgraduate studies at the doctoral student level.

Tasks

The convener of the Supervisory Committee

  • to be the convener of the Supervisory Committee and to take responsibility for the Progress Meetings (where the whole Supervisory Committee is assembled)
    • One Progress Meeting each semester, as a suggestion (no later than) May and November
    • The Director of Postgraduate Studies calls the attention
    • Discuss progress, problems, solutions, planned courses and conferences
  • to take responsibility for annual follow-ups of the Individual Study Plan
    • At the Progress Meeting during the autumn semester
    • Update the research plan, course credits etc
    • Register the information in LADOK
    • Within a week from the meeting, send the updated and signed Individual Study Plan to the Director of Postgraduate Studies (who forwards it to an administrator for archiving)
  • to report in writing to the Director of Postgraduate Studies after each Progress Meeting (form doktorandsamtal.pdf (pdf, 334 kB, in Swedish, new tab)

Organise the Mid-term seminar

  • discuss and plan the Mid-term review with the doctoral student
    • Both the written report and the seminar
  • take responsibility for organising the Mid-term seminar
    • Book a time and a lecture hall, announce the seminar at the unit of the doctoral student
    • Appoint an opponent in consultation with the supervisor
    • Chair the seminar
  • report, in writing, the grades to the Director of Studies (form ResultatavHalvtidsutvardering.pdf (pdf, 149 kB, in Swedish, new tab)

Organise the public defence

  • discuss and plan the defence with the doctoral student and the Supervisory Committee
    • The contents in the thesis, the date of the defence, important deadlines
    • Quality check: Is the research and thesis quality at the required level for a doctoral title at Lund University? Are all course requirements fulfilled?
  • discuss the further career of the doctoral student
  • take the responsibility for the organisation of the public defence
    • Book a time and a lecture hall, announce the seminar at the unit of the doctoral student and Inger Ekström (Inger [dot] Ekstrom [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se)
    • In good time, appoint an opponent and an Examination Committee in consultation with the supervisor
    • Register the public defence of the thesis
    • Chair the public defence of the thesis or delegate the task