The quality of supervision is one of the most important factors in a successful PhD graduation. This affects not only the quality and content of the research output but also completion rate, time to completion, student satisfaction and mental health, and future career prospects. Supervision is a complex task that requires a wide set of skills ranging from the academic to interpersonal and carries a lot of responsibility. 

This course for supervisors and trainers in all career stages will entail:

  • Identifying and embed pedagogical, practical and up-to-date skills in supervision (e.g. roles, responsibilities, communication, mental health issues, project management, diversity, and equal treatment),
  • Knowing how to implement them in context (e.g. legal issues, relations to national research funding bodies, educational and disciplinary-based practices, and understanding of non-academic organisations and career development).
  • Mastering up-to-date research skills elements (e.g. open science, data management, entrepreneurship, supervision in teams),
  • Discovering peer supervision
  • Adapting supervision practices to the changes in the working life.

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