The Graduate School and Research Office

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.

Seminar title

 

1st occasion 

2nd occasion

3rd occasion

What is a Research Degree?

October 11th 2010

12.30-2.00pm

 

Prof. Adrian Holliday

February 3rd 2011

12.30-2.00pm



Prof. Adrian Holliday
 

February 24th 2011

4.00-5.30pm

Cancelled to be re-arranged

Prof Adrian Holliday

Getting the right people: interviewing and selecting research degree candidates

October 25th 2010

12.30-2.00pm



Prof. Adrian Holliday

February 7th 2011

12.30-2.00pm

 

Prof. Adrian Holliday

April 28th 2011

4.00-5.30pm

Venue Hs17

Prof. Adrian Holliday

 

Helping research degree students to structure their study

October 18th 2010

12.30-2.00pm

Venue TBC

Prof. Adrian Holliday
 

February 14th 2011

12.30-2.00pm

Venue HF27

Prof. Adrian Holliday

 

Roles and relationships in research degree supervision

November 4th 2010

4.00- 5.30pm

Venue TBC

Prof. Adrian Holliday
 

February 9th 2011

12.30 - 2.00pm

Venue TBC


 

The viva

(Live public mock vivas will be arranged at different times where possible)

November 8th 2010

12.30-2.00pm

Venue TBC

February 15th 2011

12.30-2.00pm

Venue Hf17

 

May 10th 2011

4.00-5.30pm

Venue RG05

 

 

Examining Doctoral Thesis

October 29th 2010

4.00-5.30pm

Venue TBC

Prof. Adrian Holliday

 

February 21st 2011

12.30-2.00pm

Venue TBC

Cancelled, please book for May 16th

May 16th 2011

12.30-2.00pm


Venue Hf17

Supervisor conference

"Attracting Self Funded Research Students: Exploring Professional and Academic Communities".

 

June 9th 2011

10.00-5.00pm

Venue TBC

 

   

You can book onto these events by using the form below, or by emailing graduateschool@canterbury.ac.uk directly.

Details of these events are also on the Research Blackboard.
 

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