stop reacting, and start supervising with intention

This is a guest post from Anna O’Connell, higher education consultant and Master Facilitator for the National Research Mentoring Network and Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. Connect with Anna on Twitter at @annaboconnell or through her website. Image from https://broadlygenderphotos.vice.com/#Work Supervising PhD students can be deeply rewarding, but it comes with many challenges even for the most experienced …

launching the UKCGE Supervisor Recognition Programme

This is a guest post from Ian Covey, of the UKCGE, a registered charity and not-for-profit membership organisation that’s run by the sector, for the sector.  This week we launched the Research Supervision Recognition Programme — a professional development toolkit designed to support supervisors as you navigate your complex and challenging role. It offers a framework within which the …

Community Acuity (19): a return to (lifelong?) learning

‘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 from Dr David Mathew, a doctoral supervisor for the Open University.  Now that I approach the end of my first year of undertaking the responsibility of doctoral …

developing supervision: research on practice, to action in practice

This is a guest post by Dr Sian Vaughan, Researcher into Supervisory Practice, Research Degrees Co-ordinator for Art and Design and Site Director for the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C). For several years I have been thinking about how we develop as research degree supervisors. It is a set of skills we learn mainly through doing, through …

Community Acuity (7) trust your gut: a cautionary tale for the eager new supervisor

‘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 guest post is anonymously shared in the spirit of helping others to learn. In Business Schools, we get a lot of applications from overseas students with full scholarships from their governments, often …