Doctoral supervisors are part of a large and diverse community of researchers.
You belong to an interdisciplinary environment and you can make contributions to further strengthening research culture and activity at local and institutional level, and beyond.
The Graduate School is the focus for the collation of good practice and continuing professional development for supervisory teams and early career researchers.
Supervisor Support and Development
Recognising the critical role of the supervisor in guiding and developing the next generation of researchers, the Graduate School provides an enhanced programme of activities to support supervisory teams, and offers fora for sharing and enhancing good practice.
Supervisor Forum programme
The Supervisor Forum takes place twice during each academic year. It provides a platform for doctoral supervisors to share knowledge and best practice with colleagues, while gaining support, information and guidance on a range of topics from Graduate School members. They are particularly recommended for those new to supervision and also for members of staff who would like to supervise in the future.
Supervisor Forum: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Theme: How do we best support doctoral researchers’ training and development needs?
Supervisor Forum: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Theme: Latest developments in UoW Regulations and Examination Processes.
Annual Supervisor Symposium
This is held in the summer term, providing an opportunity for all supervisors to meet and explore different aspects of supervision, often featuring presentations from external contributors.
Annual Supervisor Symposium: Wednesday 17 June 2020
Theme: Intercultural Supervision and Supporting Diversity.
Further details to follow.
Supervision Module 2019/20
A new module on doctoral supervision has now been validated. It will run for the first time in summer 2020 and will count as one completion for all staff who complete it. In the interim, in 2019/20, attendance at both Supervisor Forums, as well as the Annual Supervisor Symposium will count as one completion.
Doctoral Programme Framework
The doctoral programme framework is a range of documents which set out the University’s regulations and accompanying handbooks for doctoral researchers and their supervisors:
Key documents relevant to all research staff are located on the Research Framework page.
A range of information is available free to all UoW staff on the Vitae website.