Teaching & Learning


Enhancing your supervisory practice 29 July

29 July 2019, 10:00 am–1:00 pm

UCL Arena event image for research supervision. A picture of people working in a laboratory

For new and experienced UCL PhD supervisors, in this session you will explore your role in more detail and learn from different supervisory contexts to enhance your own practice, in this session delivered by UCL Arena Centre.

Event Information

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UCL Arena Centre


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

Monday 29 July 10:00 - 13:00

UCL Arena Centre are delivering this session, which is open to all new and existing supervisory staff  at UCL.

In this session you will gain a deeper insight into your supervisory role and relationship. There will be lots of opportunity for you to discuss and work in groups to look at common challenges and ways to increase effectiveness as a research supervisor. 

This workshop will:

  • explore different supervisory contexts 
  • share your experiences with peers, and;
  • reflect on your practice and consider ways to enhance it 

After attending this session you will

  • know how to create a postive working environment with your students 
  • be abe to provide constructive feedback, and; 
  • encourage independence and critical thinking with your supervisees

Who should attend

New and existing research supervisors will find this session useful. 

You should attend this session if you have completed the online manditory course for supervisors: Introduction to research supervision at UCL.

How to join the online course: Introduction to research supervision

If you have any trouble accessing the course, email arena@ucl.ac.uk.

About the Speaker

Dr Alex Standen SFHEA

Principal Teaching Fellow at UCL

Alex leads on research supervisor development at UCL and is course leader for UCL Arena Two, a development pathway for probationary Lecturers and Teaching Fellows. Alex first joined UCL in 2013 in a student support and engagement role in the Faculty of Brain Sciences, prior to which she taught Italian and European Studies at the Universities of Birmingham and Auckland.