Supervisor Development Events
There are two types of event
- Short seminars which address important aspects of research degree supervision. They comprise round-table discussion and aim to share experience. They are led either by the Head of The Graduate School or other experienced supervisors. Each one takes place on three occasions to allow flexible opportunity for attendance.
- A one-day Supervisor Conference. This comprises a series of invited presentations by supervisors with considerable opportunity for discussion. It is an opportunity for the sharing of ideas in a friendly, cross-faculty environment.
Each inexperienced supervisor (i.e. who has not yet supervised one research student to successful completion, as a 1st supervisor) must attend either:
- Three seminars; or
- One seminar plus the Supervisor Conference
These events have intrinsic value in keeping in touch with current ideas. Programmes of this type are also required by the QAA. Evidence of attendance of the Supervisor Development Programme by inexperienced supervisors was an important part of the University's successful application for Research Degree Awarding Powers in 2009. We encourage research supervisors, experienced or otherwise, to continue to attend these discussion events/workshops, in hope that we will maintain and strengthen a good understanding of Research Degrees Supervision through sharing ideas, viewpoints and experiences with one another.