Workshop details


Introduction to being an assistant supervisor will take place face-to-face at the South Kensington campus on the following dates:

  • Thursday 20 January 10.00-13.00
  • Monday 23 May 10.00-13.00

The Graduate School offers an online version of the workshop, view description and book a place.


Tutors (two per session)

  • Professor Martyn Kingsbury
  • Dr Rob Davies
  • Dr Andrew Horsfield
  • Professor Jenny Nelson
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Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at postdocs or others who formally or informally assist with PhD supervision and want to work towards the 'Assistant Supervisor' title. There is also an online version of this face-to-face workshop available via the Graduate School website.

If you are involved in PhD supervision and are unsure about which training you require, please see this page on continuing professional development for supervisors and discuss your role with your Head of Department/Director of Postgraduate Studies.

Key areas

  • Provide you with an understanding of the research degree milestones at Imperial College London
  • Highlight some of the most common pressures and issues faced by students at this institution and how you might respond to these
  • Provide you with best practice guidance on how to deal with particular challenges
  • Share with you links and information on where to seek further support and guidance, if required

Imperial STAR Framework

This workshop may support those seeking recognition at D1 (or D2) level of the Imperial STAR Framework. It addresses the following dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) (at Higher Education Academy): A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, K1, K6, V1, V3.