Information for supervisors

SWBio DTP Handbooks

Changes to project / main supervisory team

Request for significant changes to project/main supervisory team need to be submitted to and approved by the SWBio DTP Management Group. This is to ensure that the SWBio DTP continues to fund projects that meet the requirements of the DTP and BBSRC. When Management Group approval must be sought (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Change to main/second supervisor
    It is normally expected that a change in main supervisor will be within the same institution.  If the suggested main supervisor is based in another SWBio DTP institution, the transfer/relocation of the studentship may be problematic. You must discuss with your local DTP representative and get agreement from the SWBio DTP Management Group before transferring/relocating the student.  Your local DTP representative will also liaise with the student.
    Complete the Request to Change Supervisor form.
    Note: A SWBio DTP studentship belongs to the partnership and as such cannot be transferred to an institution outside of the DTP.  This includes relocation of the student, even if the students remains registered at the SWBio DTP host institution.
  • Significant change in project direction
    (i) If there has been a change in the subject of the project as classified by Je-S:
    Animal Systems, Health and Wellbeing / Plants, Microbes, Food and Sustainability / Technologies and Methodological Development / Molecules, Cells and Industrial Biotechnology
    (ii) If there is a risk of the changed project being outside of BBSRC remit
    (iii) If the strategic priority area of the project changes i.e. Agriculture and Food Security to World-class Underpinning Biosciences.
    Complete the Request for Significant Change in Project Direction form.

Please complete the relevant form and return to swbio-dtp@bristol.ac.uk, copying in your Institutional Management Group representative. You should expect to receive a response within 2-4 weeks.