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    Supporting Your Strathclyde PGR Student
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This workshop will provide tools and advice on getting your postgraduate research students off to the best start at Strathclyde. It is a Core Workshop of the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme.

Duration 4 hours

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Now Booking

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Target Audience: All staff with a role in PG Research Supervision

This workshop aims to support staff in building strong foundations in any new supervisory relationship. Participants will consider the skills important for effective research supervision and discuss their own supervisory styles. You will also identify areas for your own development.  Simple tools to avoid problems in supervisory relationships will be discussed in relation to managing student expectations and communication strategies.

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have considered strategies to make the most of the supervisory relationship
  • Be aware of tools to help manage student and supervisor expectations
  • Have explored the skills needed for effective supervision
  • Have identified areas for your own development as a supervisor

** This is a core module of the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme (see link to webpage below) **



We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff. If you feel you have a disability, health issue, or neurodivergent condition that may affect your ability to access, participate or engage in this course, please get in touch with us at osdu@strath.ac.uk to discuss your specific support requirements.

Delivered By: Dr Emma Compton-Daw


If you are taking this course as part of the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme to become a First or Second Supervisor, you must enrol on this MyPlace class to register for the programme and to track your progress:

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Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* charge to your Department / School if you do not attend your place on the course. There will be no charge as long as you cancel your booked place before the event or notify our staff at osdu@strath.ac.uk that you can no longer attend.

A Department / School is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary prerequisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you are expected to attend ALL parts of the course.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of a course of 1-day duration or less. For some courses, there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.