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Effective supervision
Outline Programme

Thursday

11:00 Coffee and tea available in Garden Room
11:15 Introduction and agenda sharing
11:30 A candidate’s experience: reviewing a narrative
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Reports back on issues raised in narrative
14:00 Introduction: supervision in context
Presentation and discussion
15:00 The best and worst of being supervised
15:15 What is a PhD?
Syndicate exercise and discussion of learning outcomes

Tea & coffee
16:00 Recruitment, admission, induction, research training, monitoring progress: examination of narrative.
Syndicates prepare reports
16:45 Reports back from syndicates
17:15 Mid seminar review

Break: walking maps available

19:00 Reception in bar
19:30 Dinner in library
21:00 (Possible evening session if required e.g. showing of ‘Good Supervision Video’)
Friday - provisional
Subject to revision in the light of mid seminar review

07:30- Breakfast available
09:00 Special issue 1: examination of supervisor’s diary or narrative focussing on issues identified on day 1
Syndicates prepare reports
09:45 Reports back from syndicates
10:15 Tea & coffee
10:45 Special issue 2: (e.g. key issues for supervisors)
Presentation, narrative and/or discussion
11:30 Special issue 3: (e.g. ensuring completion on time)
Presentation and discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Special issue 4: (e.g. examining the PhD, complaints and appeals)
Exercise and discussion
14:45 Tea & coffee
15:15 Participants’ action planning and evaluation
16:00 Ends

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