Teaching & Learning


Developing as a UCL research supervisor 02 March

02 March 2019, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

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You will discuss in further detail, supervisory responsibilities, developing an effective supervisory relationship and factors for successful supervision in this workshop led by the UCL Arena Centre.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff




UCL Arena Centre


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

Monday 02 March 14:00 - 16:00

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

You must successfully complete the mandatory online course in UCL eXtend before attending this session: Introduction to research supervision at UCL.

New and experienced supervisors are invited to join this further training session. You will discuss in more detail your responsibilities as supervisor and explore how to develop an effective supervisory relationship.   

This workshop will:

  • present UCL's regulations an Code of Practice
  • provide support from UCL Doctoral School and UCL Student Support and Wellbeing 
  • explain how to develop an effective supervisory relationship and;
  • equip you to manage difficult situations

After attending this session you will

  • understand UCL policy and procedure for effective supervision
  • share experiences with peers 
  • know where to find further support and guidance

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.


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