Research Supervisor Seminar Series
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

These courses are delivered by the Researcher Academy

Target audience: University staff involved in research supervision (either formally or informally)

Process: A series of short talks followed by a Q&A session.
Dates and locations for these talks will vary. Research Supervisor Seminars will be advertised on the Research Staff website and Central Short Courses.

This series of short talks is aimed at University staff currently involved in research supervision of masters and doctoral students, whether formally or informally. The landscape of research supervision is constantly shifting; from changes in policy through to new and different models of doctorate, the expectations of funding bodies to the expectations and capabilities of research students. Navigating these differences and knowing the best thing to do for all concerned isn't always straightforward, even for experienced supervisors. The talks cover topics that have been highlighted by supervisors as areas where they would like more advice and practice-sharing opportunities. Whilst many sessions focus on managing research students needs, others focus on specific support and development for staff in research. They are delivered by colleagues from around the University as well as external speakers. These courses are open to all staff, not students.

Aims: These talks aim to support a culture of the discussion of research supervision purpose and practice across the Institution and inform staff on a wide range of supervision topics.

Seminars: To book a place at a seminar please click on the title which will take you through to the booking page

Session 1: Top tips for Supervising Research Students

21st October 2020, 14.00-15.30


Session 2: Making a success of remote supervision

4th Nov 2020, 14.00-15.30
*Additional instance* - 12th May 2021, 14.00-15.30


Session 3: Bringing ADAPT Together to our PhD community

11th Nov 2020, 10.00-11.00


Session 4: Managing Complaints

2nd Dec 2020, 13.00-15.00
*Additional instance* - 21st Jan 2021, 14.00-15.30
*Additional instance‚Äč* - 14 April 2021, 13.00-14.00. This instance has been organised by the School of Medicine, but is open to all Faculties. 


Session 5: Breaking out of the discipline silo – supervision in multi-disciplinary global teams

7th Dec 2020, 14.00-15.30
*Session moved to 14th April 2021, 14.00-15.30*


Session 6: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in PGR recruitment, training and career progression

24th Feb 2021, 14.00-15.30


Session 7: Digital tools to support the research lifecycle: from project ideation to data archiving

17th March 2021, 13.00-15.00


Session 8: Supervising PGRs from Diverse Backgrounds
31st March 2021, 14.00-15.30

Session 9: Lessons from a supervisor from inside the machine: advice for PSAs and PGR directors

21st April 2021, 13.00-15.00


Session 10: Supporting PGR wellbeing: results from a study of doctoral student mental health and sleep quality

26th April 2021, 14.00-15.30


Booking Conditions 

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded. 

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