Community Acuity (34): How do you supervise part-time doctoral researchers?

This is a guest post by Dr Louise Harris (@Dr_Weez) an audiovisual composer and Senior Lecturer in Sonic and Audiovisual Practices at the University of Glasgow, where she supervises a number of doctoral researchers, many of whom choose to study part time, for a range of different reasons.  In this video, she shares her reflections …

Community Acuity (27): keeping communications open during lockdown

‘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. This is a guest post by Dr Abeer Hassan, Reader in Accounting at the University of the West of Scotland. Image by StockSnap from Pixabay  Once the decision to enter lockdown because of Covid-19 was announced, …

Impostor Syndrome: When your accomplishments make you feel like a fraud!

This is a guest post by Assistant Prof. Devasmita Chakraverty, at the Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. She focuses on understanding why highly accomplished people feel like impostors. If you have an impostor story, she would love to hear from you. You can connect with her on Twitter @DevasmitaTweets. See …

managing postgraduate research student expectations with ‘ICE’

This is a guest post by Dr Duncan Cross (PFHEA), Senior Lecturer (Education), University of Bolton.   There are a range of complexities involved in effectively supervising PhD candidates that are recognised in the literature. Delany’s (2008) literature review highlights some of those complexities as ‘significant predictors of candidate completion’ which includes demographic data around age, funding …