When a candidate’s Principal Advisor is nominating potential thesis examiners via the HDR Thesis Examination UniTask process, they are also required to nominate a Chair of Examiners. Upon submission of the nominations, the School or Institute's Postgraduate Coordinator is required to review and endorse the choice of Chair.

If the PGC does not endorse the nominated Chair then the Principal Advisor is required to nominate a new Chair. Once the PGC endorses the recommended Chair, the Chair will receive an invitation.

If you are the nominated Chair then you will be required to accept or decline the invitation.
  • If you decline the invitation, the Principal Advisor will be required to nominate another Chair for PGC approval.
  • If you accept the invitation the process will continue towards examination.

You will receive the invitation to act as Chair of Examinations via email. Click on the link included in the email to accept or decline the invitation. If you decline, you will be required to provide a comment in the relevant box.

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