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Supporting PhD Students

Are you a PhD supervisor or about to become one? If so, this half-day interactive workshop provides you with practical tips, resources, and ideas for improving the supervisory relationship.

 This training is now fully booked.

Supporting PhD Students: Practical Tips for Improving the Supervisory and Doctoral Experience

Wednesday 12th September, 12.30-17.00 – The Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London WC1. Lunch and refreshments included.

Following the success of a previous workshop in June, another date has been arranged.

Are you a PhD supervisor or about to become one? If so, this half-day interactive workshop provides you with practical tips, resources, and ideas for improving the supervisory relationship.

Through group discussion and exercises, we’ll address the key challenges of supporting research students throughout their PhD and guiding them to successful completion. Topics include coaching techniques, academic writing, and managing the impact of mental health issues.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the session you’ll have:

  • A greater understanding of the resources and wider support available to PGRs
  • Ideas for addressing specific supervisory issues
  • Templates for managing doctoral progress
  • Guidance on performing a Training Needs Analysis
  • An awareness of the diverse needs of PGRs

This workshop does not cover recruitment, regulations, or the examination process.

Lunch is available at 12.30, then we’ll start the workshop at 13.00. Attendees receive a free ticket to the Foundling Museum, too, so arrive a little earlier if you’d like to see the exhibition.

OUTLINE

1. Introduction

  • Aims & objectives
  • Group introductions

2. Managing Expectations

  • What is the role of the supervisor?
  • What is the role of the research student?
  • How are these roles established, maintained, or adapted?
  • Encouraging autonomy through coaching

3. Different types of researcher

  • What are the needs of a research student?
  • How might these change during the PhD?

4. Training Needs Analysis

  • Introduction to the Researcher Development Framework
  • What training is available?
  • Planning & recording training

5. Monitoring Progress

  • Planning meetings
  • Setting milestones
  • Giving constructive feedback
  • Providing motivation & overcoming procrastination
  • Supporting academic writing

6. Dealing with Problems

  • Signposting support services
  • Reducing pressure
  • Protecting yourself
  • Case studies

Closing Remarks; Q&A 

About the Facilitator

Dr Catherine Pope has run over 140 workshops for research students and academic staff across many universities. Since completing her PhD at the University of Sussex in 2014, she has worked as a lecturer, researcher developer, and freelance trainer.


 This training is now fully booked.