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Monday, 8 May 2017 from 13:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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How to be an Effective Doctoral Supervisor Workshop 4: Supporting, motivating and developing students

The Graduate School would like to invite you to participate in the next RD Training Workshop as below:

 

Workshop Title

How to be an Effective Doctoral Supervisor Workshop 4: Supporting, motivating and developing students

 

Date

8th May 2017

 

Time

13.30 - 16.30

 

RDF

This workshop addresses attributes from Domain B of the RDF (Researcher Development Framework). Please note, as full members of Vitae, GCU staff and students can use their University login details to access the full range of professional development resources on the Vitae website 

 

Venue

H112, William Harley building

For campus directions:

www.gcu.ac.uk/theuniversity/howtofindus/campusmap/

 

Tutor

  • Dr Tracey Stead
  • Professor Bonnie Steves
  • Additional experts to be confirmed

 

Description

Please note that new supervisors* must attend all of these workshops at some point this academic year, if they haven’t already completed them, in order to be able to register as a supervisor for a PhD. All four workshops are highly discursive, interactive and allow the opportunity to share experiences, explore the assistance available to first-time supervisors and take away practical tools and suggestions.

 

The full series is as follows:

Workshop 1: Recruiting and inducting your research student

Getting off to a great start with your supervisor relies on:

  • Making the right decisions during the recruitment process
  • Establishing the student well into the institution: administration and processes, requirements and  opportunities

In this interactive workshop, we will explore these issues and hear advice from experience supervisors and professional staff.

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Created a recruitment strategy for research student
  • Learned about the recruitment  and admission process at GCU
  • Discovered the support and opportunities available to research students at GCU


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

In this interactive workshop, we will explore these issues and here advice from experienced supervisors

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


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


Workshop 4: Supporting, motivating and developing students

Any research student or project will encounter challenges along the way.  As a supervisor, it is important to recognise when these challenges are being encountered and to have the tools and understanding to be able to help, motivate and support your student through the process.

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Be able to describe the skills development needs of the research students over time
  • Know the support and opportunities available within GCU for supporting and developing research students
  • Have some strategies for motivating your student through challenges they may encounter

 

Audience   

  • Supervisors of postgraduate students 
  • Staff who would like to supervise postgraduate students
  • For mentors of new supervisors

 

To register

To sign up for this event, please click register using the green button

 

Please note

  • Starting from the basis of assuming that supervisors are doing a good job already, this course does not focus on the basics of supervision; rather it concentrates on activities which will increase the effectiveness of the supervision process for postgraduate researchers.

  • Please note that new supervisors (new supervisors are defined as those that have not yet supervised a PhD to completion) must attend all of these workshops at some point this academic year, if they haven’t already completed them, in order to be able to register as a supervisor for a PhD. All four workshops are highly discursive, interactive and allow the opportunity to share experiences, explore the assistance available to first-time supervisors and take away practical tools and suggestions.

  • We recommend that you take all the workshops as part of your Doctoral supervisory development. You may take any or all of the workshops, and you may take them in any order. This series of workshops will be offered again in the next academic year, giving the opportunity to spread attendance over several dates.

 

  • These workshops are run throughout the year and repeated for those who cannot attend on certain dates. The workshops will run on:

 

Date

Workshop

25th Nov 2016

HBEDS 1&2

25th Jan 2017

HBEDS 3&4

29th March 2017

HBEDS 1&2

8th May 2017

HBEDS 3&4

 


 

For more information

  • On the training programme and workshops, please visit:

           www.gcu.ac.uk/graduateschool/traininganddevelopment/

 

To cancel a booking

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 Best regards,

The Graduate School

W: www.gcu.ac.uk/graduateschool

 

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Monday, 8 May 2017 from 13:30 to 16:30 (BST)


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