Effective supervision: workshop for doctoral supervisors(Two days Online)
Monday- Tuesday 16th and 17th January 2023
Time: The session will open at 9am first day and remain open for 48 hours. All participants will be sent a schedule in advance.
Requirements: Google Account. The workshop will be through Google Docs.
Tutor: John Wakeford
Taking on the supervision of research students is one of the most responsible and often challenging tasks in an academic career. It should also be one of the most rewarding.But, as with other professional roles, to be effective a supervisor needs preparation.
Over the last 35 years John has developed his unique approach to this, based on sharing experiences, group exercises, flexibility and the use of first-hand accounts provided by doctoral students, supervisors and examiners. Since 2010 he has worked with Bangor University Doctoral School in developing a version tailored to staff at the University that has been well received by participants, new to supervision or experienced.
In the past he has delivered this face to face, but, for the current situation, has now prepared an on-line version in which up to 15 participants can take part from home or from any other location at times of your own convenience. It could probably amount to no more than seven hours work but you will take part by joining a confidential Google Docs document created by all participants that will be open for all contributions over a period of 48 hours.
After you have registered, John will send you a JotForm, ask you in advance about your research area, your experience of supervision, any issues you would like addressed during the session and any special needs. He will then invite you to join a new Google Docs page which then becomes the communication tool for all participants for the whole session.
Penny Dowdney, Doctoral School Manager, will join the session for part of the time to address any specific queries related to Bangor procedures.
The indicative programme will be tailored to the topics that you raise but will be modified as we go along. It will certainly cover issues such as :
- Specific regulations for Bangor supervisors and students
- Developing a good supervisor/student relationship
- How to establish whether the student’s work is good enough to pass
- How to help a student finish on time