Many departments already undertake a Submission Review and the University has agreed that, from 2019/20 onwards, this should be a mandatory milestone for all PGRs. The purpose of the Submission Review is to provide an early point for the supervisory team and student to discuss and agree a plan for submitting the thesis by the submission deadline. The Submission Review is flexible to allow departments to integrate it within existing progress review meetings. It is recommended that the ideal time for this to take place would be between 9 and 15 months before the submission deadline, but this could take place earlier. The Submission Review should comprise a review of the student’s thesis plan and their engagement to-date with the DDP. There is no requirement for the outcomes of Submission Reviews to be reported centrally.