Please note that this workshop is for GCU Mentors of new doctoral supervisors only. Please do not register if you do not meet this criteria.
Workshop for Mentors of new doctoral supervisors
New this academic year - The Graduate School is offering a 60-minute workshop for mentors of doctoral supervisors.
Designated mentors to new supervisors play a crucial role in supporting and motivating the next generation of supervisors and researchers. With changes to PGR policy and practice taking place, it is an opportune time to review this important provision.
The aim of the workshop is for supervisor mentors to:
- Review and share experience as a supervisor mentor
- Learn from the best practice and experience of other supervisor mentors
- Help the Graduate School to review the supervisor mentor provision and contribute ideas to the design of guidance and support for new supervisor mentors
For reference, the current code of practice and guidelines for supervisors are available here: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/graduateschool/postgraduatestudy/guidanceforsupervisors/
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 supervisor mentors 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.