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Courses for supervisors

The following sessions and workshops are run by the UCL Graduate School and CALT:

  • All research student supervisors must attend a two-hour briefing session entitled 'An introduction to research student supervision at UCL' (details below). You will not be able to attend further workshops until you have attended this session
  • PhD supervisors also have the option of attending 'Effective research student supervision at UCL', a full-day workshop outlining the most common difficulties faced by PhD supervisors and students (details below), and a half-day session entitled 'An introduction to examining research doctorates' (details below).
  • You can also request events tailored specifically to the needs of your department. For enquiries, please contact Moira Wright by emailing moira.wright@ucl.ac.uk.

Available courses:

An introduction to research student supervision at UCL (compulsory two-hour briefing)

Category: Advising and/or supervising research students

Workshop leader(s): Professor David Bogle

Course outline: This session is mandatory for all members of academic staff wishing to be appointed as supervisors at UCL as well as new members of academic staff with experience of research supervision at other institutions. It is run by the Graduate School and provides an introduction to:

  • UCL’s regulations and Code of Practice
  • Graduate School support
  • UCL procedures
  • Skills development requirements and programme
  • Research student log
  • Factors for successful supervision
  • Further research supervision training

Please note that this is a prerequisite to enrolment on all other courses about research supervision including the session 'Effective research supervision at UCL' (one-day).

Date: The course is run three times a year. To register interest or book onto the next session, visit the Single Training Booking System.

Effective research student supervision at UCL (optional one-day workshop)

Category: Advising and/or supervising research students

Workshop leader(s): John Wakeford

Course outline: This full-day workshop will be of equal importance to new and more experienced supervisors and will provide participants with an overview of all the main issues faced by supervisors today. It is particularly relevant to academics at the beginning of their career but feedback from participants shows that experienced supervisors also find it a useful refresher course. Participants are asked in advance what particular aspects of supervision are of special concern, making the session interactive, with participants able to share their own experiences.

Please note that you must have attended the briefing session run by the Graduate School (lasting 90 minutes) as a prerequisite to attending this full-day workshop unless you have sufficient experience of supervising PhD students - this is defined as being a primary supervisor for at least one student successfully completing their PhD in the last five years.

To register interest or book a place at the next session, visit the Single Training Booking System.

An introduction to examining research doctorates (optional half-day session)

This half-day session is run by the Graduate School and provides an introduction to UCL's procedures and guidelines for examining research doctorates, as well as preparation for examining at other institutions. The session will provide an overview of the main issues involved in examining research degrees successfully, together with an opportunity to consider case studies and discuss best practice. The session will be particularly relevant to academics who have not examined previously. 


To register interest or book a place at the next session, visit the Single Training Booking System.

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