Teaching & Learning


Developing as a PGT Supervisor, 19 December (online)

19 December 2023, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Three staff members in conversation at a laptop

This session will introduce staff who supervise PGT projects and dissertations to tools for setting expectations and defining boundaries. It will also explore when you should seek support or guidance.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff






UCL Arena Centre
+44 20 7907 4625


This event will be in-person. Details will be sent nearer the time of the event.
Online event
Online event only
Online event
United Kingdom

Tuesday 19 December 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 (online)

In this workshop we will: 

  • Explore how to establish a good relationship from the start
  • explore setting expectations
  • Consider managing boundaries and establishing ground rules

Participants who have completed this course/session will be able to:

  • confidently conduct a first meeting with a new PGT supervisee and ensure that ground rules are established and expectations shared
  • Identify strategies for monitoring progress, giving feedback and supporting student through the PGT project and/or dissertation
  • demonstrate understanding of how PGT supervisory experience can be used to evidence your teaching experience

Participants will have the opportunity to make connections between both forms of supervision but should be mindful that our focus is PGT students and that many aspects of PGT supervision are unique to PGT contexts and are less relevant for research students. We offer a session called Developing as a Doctoral Supervisor where issues related to research students are discussed in greater depth. 

Who should attend

Early career, mid career, PGT supervisors.