Please note that this workshop is for GCU Doctoral Supervisors (or members of GCU staff that will be becoming supervisors soon) only. Please do not register if you do not meet this criteria.
How to be an Effective Doctoral Supervisor Series
In each interactive workshop we will be exploring the issues surrounding effective doctoral supervision, concentrating on activities which will increase the effectiveness of the supervision process, as well as hearing advice from experienced supervisors and professional staff.
Workshop 2: Establishing roles and working practices
Many of the challenges faced by both staff and supervisors and research students can be avoided by:
- Carefully setting expectations at the start of the relationship
- Clearly defining the roles of student and supervisory team
- Understanding each other's working styles and cultures
By the end of this workshop you will have:
- Determined the most important expectations and issues to clarify with the student
- Understood how working practices and preferences may differ between students and supervisors over time
- A plan for effective meetings and feedback
Time: 14:00 – 16:30
Date: Friday 18 March
Venue: GradSpace H112, William Harley Building
Workshop Leaders: Professor Bonnie Steves, Head of Graduate School and Dr Tracey Stead, UK GRAD tutor plus experienced supervisors as invited speakers
Researcher Development Framework Domain:
D - Engagement, influence and impact
For more information on the Researcher Development Framework, and how it can help you to plan your training, please click here.
When & Where
Workshops for Supervisors by The Graduate School
The Higher Degrees Committee at GCU advises the following:
New supervisors with no previous completions should attend the How to be an Effective Supervisor series of 4 half-day workshops prior to submission of the student’s RDC1 form. If this is not feasible, supervisors should attend the workshops within 6 months of submission of the RDC1 form. This training series must be completed before submission of the student’s RDC2 form.
Experienced supervisors (with 1 or more completions) should attend a minimum of 1 refresher training session every 2 years. Experienced supervisors can attend any refresher workshop session from the supervisor training courses on offer listed on this webpage.
The full supervisor workshop series is run twice each academic year - course dates are planned in the summer and posted to this page prior to the start of Trimester A.