Changing the shape of Doctoral Supervision Training at Coventry University

This is a guest post by Nikki Harkin, Assistant Lecturer – Research Capability & Development at Coventry University. Nikki delivers the Doctoral Supervision Programme at Coventry University. The 'winds of change' as we adapt supervisor training for the contemporary context Coventry University are host to around 800 PGRs across 13 Research Centres. In September 2020, …

The UKCGE UK Research Supervision Survey is now live!

Photo by Simone Secci on Unsplash LOOK SHARP! IMPORTANT SURVEY! The UK Research Supervision Survey (UKRSS) is a national survey offering those involved in research supervision an opportunity to share their experiences of supervising doctoral candidates. Open until the 31st May 2021, the survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Having taken a close look at the question …

Developing PhD researchers’ supervisory skills as an antidote to pandemic frustrations

This is a guest post by Dr Abeer Hassan, Reader in Accounting at the University of the West of Scotland. Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash In this blog, I explain how in addition to supporting my PhD researchers mentally and emotionally during lockdown, I continued to support them to focus during this difficult time by enhancing their academic …

Why do we offer professional development to research degree supervisors?

This is a guest post from Professor Alistair McCulloch, Head of Research Education, University of South Australia. “If a student on a taught or coursework program has a bad experience with a lecturer or tutor, it is rarely the end of the world as there are other lecturers and tutors who can make up for that …