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    Supervision and Making it Work for You
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    Of course, the supervisor’s role is just one aspect of that and another, rather critical, part is you and your contributions to it – how effective are they? Hopefully you’ve thought about such questions? If so, and if not, this workshop could be for you.

Duration 2 half days

Course Type Series

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: PGR Students

After all, this is, arguably, the most important professional relationship you will have in your research programme and yet it’s remarkable how little time we spend discussing its purpose, goals, pressures, ways of working and all that ongoing stuff that could make it go along relatively smoothly. On the other hand, if we don’t talk about that process, it can easily slide into a tokenistic, or semi-dependant relationship that doesn’t serve either party as well as it might. Ironic, isn’t it?


This workshop is dedicated to this fundamental relationship and being able to work with it clearly, openly and while maintaining realistic levels of effectiveness. In this confidential workshop, you’ll:

• Understand the different parties’ perspectives on the supervisory relationship
• Explore practical tools for enhancing the efficacy of the relationship
• Consider strategies for clear and effective communication
• Understand the dynamic nature of the relationship and different parties’ requirements
• Explore how to keep the supervisory relationship effective, even in challenging time

Delivered By: Jamie McDonald


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system

PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).

Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.