critique: supervisor eligibility: who and why?

This is a reblog of a post on Medium by Dr Merilyn Childs, Senior Mentor - HDR Supervision Fellowship Program, Macquarie University "To my knowledge there exists no published research that explores, interrogates or supports the thesis that the registration of doctoral supervisors assures or is related to the quality of doctoral supervision." This is well worth …

the power of peer support

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash This is a guest post by Sherrie Lee, an international PhD candidate based in New Zealand. She is a past president of, and current mentor to, the Postgraduate Students’ Association at her university. Her doctoral research examines informal academic learning among international tertiary students in New Zealand. Sherrie has an ongoing interest …

recognising great PhD supervision – a #SuperVisionaries approach

My research, which collected stories of trust and PhD supervision — returned both happy and sad, content and frustrated, indifferent and furious, accounts of supervision relationships. The research report resulting from this study focused on recognising how trust is built as well as how it is broken; while the negative experiences help us identify and …

what does supporting international doctoral learners mean?

This is a guest post by a team from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow: Dr Dely Elliot, Dr Muir Houston, Dr Kara Makara, Dr Kate Reid, Dr Catherine Lido. They reflect here on their recent national event with the UK Council for Graduate Education. We cannot fail to notice the strong presence of international doctoral learners in …

a transdisciplinary, experiential approach to development for new research supervisors

This is a guest post by Sarah Moore, Professional Development Manager for Learning and Teaching, The University of Sheffield. Research supervision in universities occurs in a variety of different contexts. There is PhD supervision of course, but this is not the only way that students engage in research activity. When thinking about the different manifestations …

recognising the valuable contribution that postdocs make to the supervision of PhD Students.

This is a guest post from Laura Lane, Head of Strategy and Operations at the Graduate School, Imperial College London and currently Chair of the UK Council for Graduate Education’s Graduate School Managers’ Network. Grad School twitter  |  facebook  |  Instagram This blog post is designed to provide a practical example of how Imperial College London has chosen to formally …

Community Acuity (8) complementary supervision expertise: team-working supervisor development.

‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges of supervising doctoral students.  Professor Helen Abbott is Director of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School at the University of Birmingham. I see first-hand what happens when supervisor/supervisee relationships become strained or break down. …