Community Acuity (21): working through transitions to support confidence and clarity

’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 Professor Peter Hartley, Independent Educational Consultant, Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University and National Teaching Fellow. Michelle Morgan delivered an inspiring keynote at the November 2019 SEDA Conference. …

Why universities ought to prioritise development programs for experienced supervisors

This is a guest post by Gitte Wichmann-Hansen, Associate Professor and Educational Developer at Aarhus University in Denmark. She recently published an article on the challenges and value of development programs for experienced doctoral supervisors. The article was co-published with her Danish colleague Mirjam Godskesen (Independent Consultant) and international collaborator Margaret Kiley (Australian National University). You can find the whole …

Supervision: the balance between support and autonomy

This is a guest post by Chloe Casey, Postgraduate Researcher at Bournemouth University whose own PhD is investigating the role of supervision in PhD student mental health. She Tweets as @ChloeCaraCasey We all know that supervision can shape doctoral students’ experiences, but are supervisors to blame for the increased prevalence of mental health problems in …

the yule blog collection

Happy holidays supervision fans! Here are the last three years' top 12 posts presented for your festive enjoyment. 12. What of person-centred PhD supervision? 11. to increase PhD student satisfaction, recruit academic supervisors who contribute positively to the departmental culture 10. the power of peer support 9. ally with your stressed students 8. stop reacting, and start supervising with intention …

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 …

Focusing on the supervisor-student relationship through the practice of gratitude

This is a guest post by Dr Kerry Howells, Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy, a the University of Tasmania. Here is her professional website, with links to her book, blog and resources. The post below is based on her recently published paper on gratitude within supervision relationships. Photo by Lucas Lenzi on Unsplash A respectful and trusting …

Community Acuity (20) What of person-centred PhD supervision?

‘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 Russell Delderfield, Psychologist at the University of Bradford and Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London. Photo by Joshua Ness on Unsplash I would not have guessed it at the beginning …