In January, every student is required to complete an Annual Report describing all research and academic activities. The purpose of the report is to help the Program to track student progress and to better support and advise students. Completing the report also helps students in setting goals and monitoring their own progress. Along with research progress and courses taken, the report asks for information on teaching, presentations given, grants and awards (applied for and received), outreach (public.education) activities and service to the program. All of these are regarded as part of a scientist’s professional activities, and contribute to students’ professional development. Accordingly, an up to date CV (curriculum vitae) is included with the report.
Annual Reports are reviewed by the Executive Committee and students given feedback on their progress.