The College requires all new supervisors to complete a mandatory course called 'Introduction to PhD supervision' – a course for main and co-supervisors’ which is available either as a face-to-face workshop or as an online version, depending on your experience. When you start at the College, you should discuss which course you should complete with your line manager.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important part of employment at Imperial College London and supervisors are encouraged to take a range of development courses. All supervisors are expected to undergo CPD specifically related to supervision, which in addition to the training courses for new supervisors described above, involves taking part in departmental ‘Focus on best practice in supervision’ workshops. 

Read full details of Imperial’s Framework for the Support and Development of Imperial College London Supervisors and Guidelines for Departments on Establishing Focus on Best Practice in Supervision [PDF]

Access other CPD provision delivered by the Educational Development Unit which supports the development of supervisors.