Managing Your Supervisory Relationship
This course provides information and introduces strategies to enable DPhil students to manage their supervisory relationship pro-actively and effectively
The course will help students to:
- Source and make use of University, divisional and departmental rules, regulations and other formal information about the supervisory relationship
- Recognise the division of responsibility between themselves and their supervisor
- Take responsibility for their side of the relationship
- Practice skills and strategies to manage relationships effectively
- Access other sources of help and support if they experience problems with the supervisory relationship
The supervisory relationship is key to the success of your DPhil and we know that positive and effective relationships contribute to the timely completion of the doctorate. As with many things, the more you put into the relationship with your supervisor, the more you will benefit from it. There is much you can do to be proactive and play and active role in the relationship.
The course will cover:
- Where to find key information about guidance and the responsibilities within the supervisory relationship, including rules and regulations
- Who is responsible for what
- Skills and strategies for managing relationships effectively
- Where to go for help if you experience problems.
All DPhil students, primarily those in the early stages of their doctorate
Number of places
Melanie Ghoul, Department of Zoology
Thursday 15th February 2018: 10.00 - 15.00
B1, B2, D1
The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the the following for more details:
The Researcher Development Framework page
The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)
Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)
Please book your place through the Researcher Training Tool, using this link.
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