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Target Audience: All staff with a role in PG Research Supervision
PhD supervision has been described as the "most intense and crucial of academic relationships". On occasion it goes awry and may contribute to the 25-30% attrition rate in UK PhDs.
This workshop will address the relational aspects of the supervisory process through the lens of mediation. Charlie Irvine is an experienced workplace mediator who often deals with serious conflict in academic life. He will provide an introduction to mediation principles and explain how to apply a mediatory approach at an earlier stage so as to address problems in the supervisory relationship as they emerge.
Mediation services to manage more entrenched problems in the supervisory relationship are available in the university and participants will be supported in when and how to access these services.
This workshop can be used as a ‘Day-to-Day Supervision Skills’ option towards the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme.
** This is an optional module of the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme (see link to webpage below) **
Delivered By: OSDU
PrerequisitesIf 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:
When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk
A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.
*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days 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.
**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.