Using the module
Welcome to Working with your Supervisors. This course will support you in the development of a positive and professional relationship with your supervisory team during your doctoral degree. It has a proactive focus and aims to enable you to get the best out of your time with your supervisors, as well as offering potential approaches for navigating the common issues that can arise in these relationships. Working with your Supervisors is part of the Becoming a Researcher programme.
This module will encourage you to think through some of the possible challenges that might come up as you work with your supervisors and ways of resolving any differences. It will consider some of the skills that might help you to manage these situations and how other people can support you. It will also look at situations where a more formal resolution might be necessary.
If this is the first time you have accessed the Working with your Supervisors course, or if you need a brief reminder, here is some information on how the screens are organised, and some of the tools and features that are used throughout:
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The poll questions are designed to help you think about your own situation and attitudes, and to compare your responses to those of others taking the course. Consider talking to an academic advisor about your responses.
Throughout this course, you will see additional learning opportunities in 'pods'. Exploring the information provided in the pods will enrich the learning experience.
At the very end of each module, you have the opportunity to test your learning further with a multiple-choice quiz. This consists of five questions and can be taken more than once (a new set of questions will appear).
The Working with your Supervisors course is designed to gradually build up your understanding and skills. We recommend that you complete the modules in the order given, but they have been designed so you can access each of them independently according to your own requirements and those of your institution.