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Description
TitlePostgraduate Research Supervisor Training
CategoryEducation
OverviewEvent information Supervising postgraduate research students is an incredibly rewarding role but it is also demanding and sometimes challenging. This workshop will provide a forum for new and experienced supervisors to review their role in light of these developments and existing good practice within their department and disciplinary context. The workshop consists of 3 elements – a set of videos, short individual tasks and attendance at a de-brief group meeting. Participants have much more flexibility and can watch the videos and complete the tasks independently over a period of two weeks before attending one of two possible group de-brief meetings. We very much hope this new design and flexibility helps colleagues to participate during these difficult and uncertain times. The training is suitable for both new supervisors who would like to increase their knowledge in supervision and those experienced colleagues who would like to refresh their knowledge and skills. Event learning outcomes • Explain the nature of the PhD in the contemporary HE context • Review the role and responsibilities of a supervisor including – o Assisting students at the beginning their PhD and planning their research projects o Use a variety of means to monitor and manage the performance and progression of their students o Conduct effective supervisory meetings • Consider your own style and approach to supervision within the disciplinary context • Be aware of what can go wrong and consider ways to prevent and deal with it • Support students in completing their doctoral studies and preparing for assessment Topics Covered • New to supervision o The changing nature of the PhD o Expectations – roles and responsibilities o Planning and managing a research project • Effective supervisory meetings and working within supervisory teams. • Supervision to Completion o Working with research students – coping with difficult situations, training and monitoring progress o Preparing for assessment, writing-up, the viva and the outcomes Workshop Design The workshop consists of three elements – engaging with all three components is required. 1. Viewing 7 short videos covering key topics (approx. 70 mins) Asynchronous 2. Completing a set of short, individual, tasks (approx. 2 hours) Asynchronous 3. Attend a 75 synchronous de-brief meeting Synchronous NB – The videos and tasks must be studied before attending the synchronous de-brief meeting Facilitator Dr Kate Exley. Kate is a Senior Academic Staff Development Officer at The University of Leeds and an Independent Consultant in Higher Education Development. She has delivered workshops and undertaken projects at more than 50 HE, FE, Medical and Research Institutions around the country and she is series editor of the new Routledge book series “Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education” and a National Teaching Fellow (2008). Important Information - Zoom links and how to access the online materials and tasks will be shared with those who book on the training three weeks ahead of the event. - If a session is full, please choose another date/time. If all sessions are booked, please add your name to the waiting list. We will let you know when we will offer this training again. - It is essential that you engage with the online materials and complete the relevant tasks. Therefore, if you are registered and but do not engage with these materials, you will be excluded from the event. So, please only book if you are planning to attend and complete the first two elements of the course. Any questions, please email develop@essex.ac.uk
Learning outcomes
    Schedule
    Book Event 1
    PresenterKate Exley
    LocationZoom
    CampusColchester Campus
    Date and time10:00 to 11:30 Tuesday 19 November 2024
    Duration01:30
    Available places27
    Book Event 2
    PresenterKate Exley
    LocationZoom
    CampusColchester Campus
    Date and time12:30 to 14:00 Tuesday 19 November 2024
    Duration01:30
    Available places28
    Booking instructions
    University of Essex employeeUse the link provided above to book your place via HR Organiser.
    Partner institutionPlease discuss with your point of contact at your Partner Institution in the first instance.
    Student Union contractors; PhD studentsPlease contact the Organisational Development team.