UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching

Effective Research Student Supervision at UCL


Workshop Dates:

Thursday 12th March 2015
Wednesday 27th May 2015 9.30-17.15
Monday 1st June 2015 9.30-17.15

Workshop Leaders:

Professor David Bogle

Head of the Doctoral School

Professor John Wakeford

Missenden Centre (Link to site‎)

Workshop Outline:

John Wakeford will lead this intensive full-day workshop to enable new and experienced supervisors to learn new skills and generate insights and inspiration through teamwork and engagement.

Drawing on first hand narratives by doctoral candidates and supervisors we will share experiences and address challenges faced by supervisors in different disciplines at UCL. You will be invited to tell us in advance of any specific issues that concern you.

Topics will include:

· The key features of the modern doctorate

· Supervisors’ roles and responsibilities

· Ensuring the student’s work meets the standard required

· Successful completion within the funded period

Now in its eighth year this workshop has received enthusiastic feedback from many UCL academic staff, and a special version tailored to the needs of an individual department can be provided on request.

Eligibility and Registration:

This workshop is available to academic staff at UCL, Honorary Staff, Associate Staff and Intercollegiate staff from University of London and partnership organisations acting as Supervisors at UCL. The course is not available to Research Assistants unless they are approved as research student supervisors. If you are not employed by UCL and wish to register you must book your training as an External Candidate by setting up a Profile on the Single Training Booking System (STBS).

Please note that you must have attended the briefing session 'An Introduction to Research Student Supervision at UCL' which is run by the Doctoral School (lasting 2 hours) as a prerequisite to attending this full-day workshop unless you have sufficient experience of supervising PhD students - this is defined as having been a Primary Supervisor for at least one student successfully completing their PhD in the last five years.

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