The pre-programme diagnostic tool acknowledges that each supervisor will bring different levels of experience, skills and confidence to the programme. It offers an opportunity to reflect on a number of realistic scenarios, in order to generate personalised recommendations on which modules in the programme to prioritise.
This module identifies key features of positive research cultures, and proposes ways in which supervisors can support candidates from diverse backgrounds and modes of study to participate successfully in research cultures and engage with the wider research environment.
This module describes the roles and responsibilities of supervisors and candidates, and the importance of aligning expectations of responsibilities at the beginning and over the course of candidature. It also explores key principles for creating productive, respectful and inclusive relationships with candidates.
This module explores the supervisor’s role in guiding candidates to carry out the various stages of their research, and to manage their project and time to ensure successful and timely completion. It also addresses risk mitigation and what to do when things go wrong.
Covering the support of candidates’ progress not only with their research but also their broader personal development plans, this module provides guidance on scaffolding your supervisory support according to the individual’s needs and the stage of candidature, to develop independent researchers.
This module provides guidance on identifying and responding effectively to candidates’ needs for personal and professional support throughout their doctoral studies, covering a number of key areas including candidates’ mental health and wellbeing, and employability.
This module addresses the importance of initial and continuing professional development in doctoral supervision, and shares methods of evaluating and enhancing your supervision style. It also takes a look at the scope and function of senior roles in the leadership and management of doctoral studies.