Are you a PhD supervisor or about to become one? If so, this half-day interactive workshop provides you with practical tips, resources, and ideas for improving the supervisory relationship.
Through group discussion and exercises, we’ll address the key challenges of supporting research students throughout their PhD and guiding them to successful completion. Topics include coaching techniques, academic writing, and managing the impact of mental health issues.
By the end of the session you’ll have:
- A greater understanding of the resources and wider support available to PGRs
- Ideas for addressing specific supervisory issues
- Templates for managing doctoral progress
- Guidance on performing a Training Needs Analysis
- An awareness of the diverse needs of PGRs
This workshop does not cover recruitment, regulations, or the examination process.
- Aims & objectives
- Group introductions
- What is the role of the supervisor?
- What is the role of the research student?
- How are these roles established, maintained, or adapted?
- Encouraging autonomy through coaching
Different types of researcher
- What are the needs of a research student?
- How might these change during the PhD?
Training Needs Analysis
- Introduction to the Researcher Development Framework
- What training is available?
- Planning & recording training
- Planning meetings
- Setting milestones
- Giving constructive feedback
- Providing motivation & overcoming procrastination
- Supporting academic writing
Dealing with Problems
- Signposting support services
- Reducing pressure
- Protecting yourself
- Case studies
Closing Remarks; Q&A
Feedback from previous attendees
“The session was very well-organised, well-paced and thought-provoking. Thank you!”
“Great session with lots of opportunities to interact and discuss with peers.”
“Thank you – this was very helpful for thinking about how to begin supervision.”
“Fabulous afternoon – one of the best training events.”
Maximum no. of attendees: 20
Duration: 3.5 hours
Fee: £425 + travel