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Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Supervising Research Students (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

3.5 hours

About This Course
This is the second stage of a learning programme which will help you to:

  • develop awareness of the context and importance or supervision to the student, the University and the wider research environment
  • learn about approaches, skills and common issues in supervision
  • develop insight through guided reflection about your practice

Programme Schedule
Stage One - Foundation:
One - hour mandatory Information Session for Research Degree Supervisors plus one hour (max) online learning. If you have already completed the mandatory session, you need only review the online module. If not, please book a Stage One session on the dates provided at the time of booking this workshop.
Stage Two - Skills and Practices (this session): 3.5 hours plus 2 hours (max) online learning
Stage Three - Practice development: A minimum of 2 hours peer-supported reflection over six months following the taught session, plus option for further online learning

Who should attend this Programme?
This programme should be of particular interest to those who:

  • Are early career researchers who are beginning to supervise PhD students
  • Are early career academic staff who are starting or developing their role as supervisors
  • Academic staff who are responsible for PhD students in doctoral training cohorts/centres

Learning Methods and Assessment
This is a blended learning programme which will include taught sessions, online learning and peer-supported reflection on practice.
The online learning resources, entitled 'Supervising Doctoral Studies', will be accessed via: relevant modules are:

  • Introduction: The Doctoral Context – to be reviewed after the Foundation session
  • Approaching Supervision: includes a self-assessment questionnaire – to be brought completed to the Skills and Practices session

You will be linked up with a peer supervisor by the end of the Skills Session, with whom you will agree how you will reflect on your experience and practice with their support. You will be asked to submit a short reflective summary on this stage after six months; this will mark completion of the Programme.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme, learners will be able to:

  • Recognise the pivotal role of supervision in the wider research environment
  • Identify the key stages of supervision and how to facilitate progress through the timeline to completion
  • Understand how different students may approach their research and develop your capacity to adapt to these differences
  • Develop their appreciation of their own strengths and areas for further development as supervisors
  • Recognise the range of support resources available to PhD students

26 April 2016
09:30 - 13:00

08 June 2016
13:00 - 16:30

Room 0.27a, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

To book a place on either date please submit your booking request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: HUMRS
Target Audience: S