Workshop details


Introduction to supervising PhD students will take place face-to-face at the South Kensington campus on the following dates:

  • Monday 04 October 09.30-16.30
  • Tuesday 19 October 09.30-16.30
  • Monday 06 December 09.30-16.30 
  • Thursday 13 January 09.30-16.30
  • Wednesday 02 March 09.30-16.30 - Fully booked
  • Friday 22 April 09.30-16.30

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



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Who should attend?

Academic staff from across the College who formally supervise research students. Some parts of the workshop are relevant to supervising Masters projects and dissertations, but the focus is on the PhD.

This workshop offers practical guidance on recruitment, handling the student/supervisor relationship effectively and methods to help students toward completion and emergence as an independent researcher in their discipline. It also outlines the formal stages and requirements of Imperial and considers the roles and responsibilities in the PhD viva.

Those assisting with PhD supervision should consider, as an alternative, the workshop Being an assistant supervisor. 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

Imperial STAR Framework

This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at 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.