Graduate Joint Academic Committee


The purpose of the GJAC is to provide a means of communication between students and senior members of the Department. The minutes of GJAC meeings form a standing item at the termly Departmental Meetings for senior members of the Department, and the response of the Departmental Meetings forms a standing item at the GJAC meetings. Any postgraduate may raise issues at GJAC meetings, either through their representative or in person.

Click here to see the GJAC Constitution



Meetings are usually held on the last Wednesday of term, at 1.00pm. Dates for the coming academic year are as follows:

13:00-14:00 Wednesday, 25 November 2015 in SR14
13:00-14:00 Wednesday, 09 March 2016 in the Boardroom
13:00-14:00 Wednesday, 08 June 2016 in SR24

Click here to see minutes of previous meetings



There are 4 members of the GJAC comprised of one representative for MPhil students, one representative for PhD students, and two senior members. Members of the committee for 2015-16 are:

  • Dr Richard Dance (Chair)
  • Dr Judy Quinn (Secretary)
  • Lauren Stokeld (MPhil representative)
  • Caitlin Ellis (PhD representative)

Any graduate of the Department may attend and speak at meetings, but only members of the committee may vote.

New elections will take place in Michaelmas Term 2014.



Elections take place in Michaelmas Term each year, coordinated by the Senior Secretary (Academic Support). Students will be contacted by email to ask for nominations. As well as forming a mechanism by which the department can respond to student feedback, this is a good opportinity for students to enhance their CV and demonstrate skills/attributes which employers will look for (with relatively little time commitment)- students are warmly encouraged to get involved.