Sessions for supervisors

Sessions available for academic staff to help encourage quality supervision of research students.

The Faculty of Graduate Research provides skills-development opportunities for research supervisors throughout the year. Each session comprises a brief presentation followed by an insightful discussion on a particular topic relevant to supervision.

Our sessions are an opportunity to examine the evidence base for good practices in supervision, interact with other supervisors, and encourage knowledge-sharing—identifying and sharing good practice. They provide an avenue to exchange inspiration and refine skill sets.

Here is a list of sessions offered in 2024. To sign up, click the session of your choice.

MonthDateTopic Find out more and register

1 March

Orientation to PGR supervision Registration is closed

21 March

The oral defence—Notes for supervisors

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30 April

Doctoral supervision as a pedagogical encounter and fostering academic integrity Register here

30 May

Dealing with different types of research students Register here

16 June

Orientation to PGR supervision Register here

19 July

The oral defence—Notes for supervisors Register here

26 July

How to help your students write Register here

29 August

Your own practice—Assessing your performance Register here

26 September

Effective supervision meetings and monitoring student progress Register here

18 October

Orientation to PGR supervision

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31 October How to manage conflict in research supervision  Register here

14 November

The oral defence—Notes for supervisors Register here

28 November

Supporting your students in their professional development Register here