The Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School may at any time terminate a candidate's candidature. Reasons for seeking to terminate candidature include

  • failure to make satisfactory progress in the research
  • failure to submit an annual progress report
  • being unable to meet any requirement of candidature
  • not complying with any condition set by the Dean or Deputy Dean (Research), or the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School.

Termination will occur only after the candidate has been warned of the reasons why termination is being contemplated and what the candidate can do to rectify the situation. The candidate will be offered the opportunity to respond to advice of the intention to terminate candidature.

After considering a candidate's response, the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School may terminate candidature, or after consultation with the Dean or Deputy Dean (Research), determine that the candidature continue. In such a case the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School may prescribe special conditions to be fulfilled. In the case of a Doctor of Philosophy candidature the candidate may be offered the opportunity to be admitted to one of the University's masters degrees.

The academic transcript of a candidate whose candidature is terminated will be noted accordingly. Candidates have the right to appeal against a decision to terminate candidature.