Information for Supervisors
Most of the information you require can be found via the Research Degrees web pages. This includes Regulation A6: Research Degrees, Academic Quality Handbook, Section 7: Research Degrees, as well as associated forms.
We advise both research students and supervisory teams to access the resources contained in this section as they have been designed with both students and supervisors in mind.
The information below may also be of interest, particularly to those new to research student supervision.
Research Supervisors CPD Event
All Supervisors who work with RGU research students must undertake the CPD course every 3 years. This course is delivered by Professor Linda Lawton at regular intervals during the year, to coincide with the arrival of new research students. Supervisors can do the course in one complete day or 2 half days. If you have already attended this course, you can now take advantage of "refresher" half day courses available from 2009.
To register for the course, please contact the Postgraduate Programme Co-ordinator, Dorothy McDonald, on extension 2301 or you can email Dorothy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The aims of the course are to:
- Facilitate discussion and action learning between experienced and less experienced supervisors;
- Provide an update on any developments or changes to RGU processes;
- Disseminate ideas from national and international sources pertaining to research degree supervision;
- Contribute to cross University research networking;
Next Delivery Dates:
Research Supervisory Events:
To be confirmed
Refresher Half-Day Courses:
Below are some of the comments made by previous participants of the course:
March 2010 Delivery
"I thought the day was incredibly helpful."
December 2009 Delivery
"An enjoyable and worthwhile event."
September 2008 Delivery:
"Appreciate how PhD expectations differ in other subject areas"
March 2008 Delivery:
"Very good debate on the case studies"
This guide, produced by the University of Melbourne, sets out eleven key components of successful research student supervision.
The Vitae Programme provides resources to help the academic community embed personal and professional skills development into the research student experience.