Doctoral School

Supervision

A healthy relationship with your supervisor is vital for the successful completion of a PhD. We all hope that our supervisor is as excited about our research as we are, but they are often busy with other supervisees, teaching, admin, and their own research. Supervisory styles also vary.

This section guides you through supervisory expectationsscheduling and planning meetingscommunicating with your supervisor, and dealing with any problems. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions page.

Responsibilities of Supervisors and Researchers

The responsibilities of supervisors and supervisees are explained in the Handbook and Regulations for Doctoral Researchers and the Handbook for Research Supervisors and Directors of Doctoral Studies. Both are updated annually and made available as PDFs.

Handbook for Doctoral Researchers

Handbook for Research Supervisors

You can also watch this recording of our Working with Your Supervisor webinar, held in March 2017:

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