Workshop details


Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation this workshop is currently suspended. You might be interested in attending the Graduate School online version.

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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 one-day 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.