Teaching & Learning


Effective research supervision at UCL 30 Oct

30 October 2018, 9:30 am–5:15 pm

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You will learn new skills and generate insights and inspiration through teamwork and engagement, in this intensive full-day workshop led by guest lecturer, John Wakeford.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff




UCL Arena Centre


Arena Room, 10th Floor
1-19 Torrington Place
United Kingdom

Tuesday 30 October 09:30 - 17:15

John Wakeford is delivering this session, which is open to all new and experienced supervisors. 

Drawing on first hand narratives by doctoral candidates and supervisors, you will share experiences and address challenges faced by supervisors in different disciplines at UCL.

We will contact you in advance of the session to ask if there are any specific issues that you would like covered. 

Topics will include: 

  1. key features of the modern doctorate 
  2. your role and responsibility as a research supervisor 
  3. how to ensure your students' work meets the required standard, and;
  4. successful completion within the funded period 

After attending this session you will

  • understand the current context for candidates, supervisors and institutions 
  • be clear on your role, responsibilities and procedures at UCL, including; upgrade and the log 
  • know how to deal with poor progress
  • know where to access further resources to support you and your students

Who should attend

You should attend if you are a member of UCL staff and are a new or experienced supervisor.   

About the Speaker

John Wakeford

John is the Founder and Director of the Missenden Seminars and national development programmes, including graduate school development, quality assurance and enhancement, and RAE strategy. John has over 50 years of experience of working in universities and specialises in, postgraduate research student supervision, confidential advice to doctoral students and getting research funded.

More about John Wakeford