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Workshops for Supervisors

Workshops for Supervisors led by Catherine Pope.

Workshops for Supervisors

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.

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

Thursday 9 May 2019 OR Wednesday 26 June 2019 | Central London | 1300-1700

(Exact location will be confirmed to successful registrants)

Lunch and refreshments included

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 13.00, then we'll start the workshop at 13.30. Attendees receive a free ticket to the Foundling Museum, too, so arrive a little earlier if you’d like to see the exhibition.

The outline of the workshop can be found here.

Feedback from previous workshops:

“The session was very well-organised, well-paced and thought-provoking. Thank you!”

“Great session with lots of opportunities to interact and discuss with peers.”

“Thank you – this was very helpful for thinking about how to begin supervision.”

“Fabulous afternoon – one of the best training events.”

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-phd-students-practical-tips-for-improving-the-supervisory-and-doctoral-experience-tickets-57783183056

+ Promoting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Doctoral Supervision

Tuesday 28 May 2019 | Central London | 1300-1700

Half-day interactive workshop for supervisors

(Exact location will be confirmed to successful registrants)

Lunch and refreshments included

A recent study by the University of California suggested that 47% of PhD students were living with depression; this rose to 64% in the Arts & Humanities. In Higher Education we have a collective responsibility to promote the wellbeing of both our students and each other.

This workshop is designed to offer practical advice, tools, and ideas for creating a supportive environment for everyone involved in the doctoral supervision process.

By the end of the session attendees will have:

  • A greater understanding of the challenges posed by mental health issues
  • An awareness of the different mental health conditions
  • Coaching techniques for improving wellbeing
  • Strategies for protecting themselves and colleagues
  • Tools for reflection and further development

Lunch is available at 13.00, then we'll start the workshop at 13.30. Attendees receive a free ticket to the Foundling Museum, too, so arrive a little earlier if you’d like to see the exhibition.

The outline of the workshop can be found here.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/promoting-mental-health-wellbeing-in-doctoral-supervision-tickets-57795542022

+ Supervising Academic Writing

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | Central London | 1300-1700

Half-day interactive workshop for supervisors

(Exact location will be confirmed to successful registrants)

Lunch and refreshments included

Writing academically is the often the area where PhD students struggle most, yet it’s an activity that is rarely discussed. This interactive workshop demystifies the process by identifying common problems and offering practical solutions for supporting students at every stage.

Through group discussion and activities, we’ll cover:

  • Using planning techniques
  • Protecting writing time
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Maintaining momentum
  • Monitoring progress
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Developing a writing style

By the end of the session, attendees will have:

  • Models and templates to support the writing process
  • Suggestions for digital tools to make writing easier
  • Ideas for boosting their own academic writing

Lunch is available at 13.00, then we'll start the workshop at 13.30. Attendees receive a free ticket to the Foundling Museum, too, so arrive a little earlier if you’d like to see the exhibition.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supervising-academic-writing-tickets-57796846925


Terms and conditions

By registering you are requesting a place on this training programme or selected sessions that form part of the programme. A member of the CHASE team or the workshop leader will contact you in due course to confirm that a place has been allocated to you. If you no longer require a place, please email enquiries@chase.ac.uk as soon as possible so your name can be removed from the registration list.  

If you are allocated a place but can no longer attend, please email enquiries@chase.ac.uk so that your place can be reallocated. CHASE training is free to attend and events are often oversubscribed with a waiting list. Failure to notify us of non-attendance in good time (ideally 5 days prior to the workshop/programme) means your place cannot be reallocated and may result in your access to future CHASE training being restricted.