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Supporting PhD Students: Practical Tips

Wednesday 29 April 14:00 until 17:00
Fulton 214
Speaker: Dr Catherine Pope, Research and Writing Skills Trainer
Part of the series: Research Staff Development Series


Supporting PhD Students: Practical Tips


Wednesday 29th April, 14:00-17:00


Fulton 214


Research staff and early-career academic faculty.


Are you a PhD supervisor or about to become one – either formally or informally? If so, this half-day interactive workshop provides you with practical tips, resources, and ideas for improving the supervisory relationship.

Through group discussion and exercises, we’ll address the key challenges of supporting research students throughout their PhD and guiding them to successful completion. Topics include coaching techniques, academic writing, and managing the impact of mental health issues.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session you’ll have:

  • A greater understanding of the resources and wider support available to PGRs
  • Ideas for addressing specific supervisory issues
  • Templates for managing doctoral progress
  • Guidance on performing a Training Needs Analysis
  • An awareness of the diverse needs of PGRs


Dr Catherine Pope, Research and Writing Skills Trainer

Booking Information

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE (Sussex Direct Login required)

(If you do not have a Sussex Direct login, please email to book your place)

By: Alexander Aghajanian
Last updated: Thursday, 2 January 2020