Supervisor Development

Training is provided for all new PhD supervisors and supervisors new to the University. The training covers University regulations and expected standards in PhD supervision as well as guidance on good practice in supervision. Attendance to one of these sessions once every 3 years is compulsory for all academic staff who supervise, or wish to supervise, postgraduate research students. 
These workshops, led by Researcher Development Coordinator Davina Whitnall (Research & Enterprise). Colleagues are welcome to attend any session: 

These workshops will include training for acting as the Independent Chair at viva voce examinations, which is a compulsory part of the supervisor's role.

Supplementary PhD Supervisor Development Sessions

PhD Video Resources

Researchers have access to a range of PhD guidance videos through Blackboard including:
  • The Good Supervision
  • The Good Doctorate
  • The Good Viva
  • The UK Doctorate
These are available through Blackboard. Staff should select ‘Research’ and then ‘PhD Video Resources’. PGRs can access them through the Blackboard SPoRT PG Training Module.