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 3: Supervising the research process
PhDs and Professional Doctorates are Projects, and should be planned as such – this can help to give structure and security to the student as well as an easy means for the supervisor and institution to ensure that progress is being made.
A project management approach will help both supervisor and student to manage risks, and create a plan of action, schedule milestones and engage effectively with stakeholders.
By the end of the workshop you will:
- Be able to help and encourage your student to plan their project
- Understand how your students may differ in their approach to project management
- Have a plan for your approach to supervising the different phases of the research project
Time: 09:30 – 12:00
Date: Monday 18 April
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:
C - Research governance and organisation
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.