Workshops for Research Degree Supervisors ~ 2021-22

We are running a series of workshops for research degree supervisors related to the stage that your pgr student has reached. These workshops will be a mix of information about the formal procedures with a discussion about how to support the student through this phase of their programme. The ‘early stages’ workshop is timed to coincide with student induction when you may have a student starting their research degree programme. All workshops are equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher.

Maintaining your research degree student’s momentum

Matthew McCormack and Ian Livingstone 

This workshop will consider your strategies as a research degree supervisor for supporting your students through the middle stages of their research degree programme when some students run out of steam or lose focus. We’ll consider how you can help them to keep going, and we’ll think about the priorities for you and the student. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for experienced supervisors.

Date:  Tuesday 8 February 2022 12:00-14:00

Venue: TBA

To book, please see the link


Being a Director of Studies for a postgradaute researcher

Laura Pereira and Ian Livingstone

This workshop is for those research degree supervisors who are considering becoming a Director of Studies (DoS) for the first time or those who are already a DoS and want an update.

Date: Monday 28 February 2022 12:00-14:00

Venue: TBA

To book, please see the link


Supervising the early stages of a research degree

Laura Pereira and Ian Livingstone

This workshop is intended for supervisors who are supervising a research degree student who is just starting. We will cover the formal requirements of the student and the supervisory team between initial enrolment and transfer. We will ensure that you are aware of the university’s but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these early stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher.

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022 12:00-14:00

Venue: TBA

To book, please see the link


Being a research degree examiner

Ian Livingstone

This workshop is intended to help you to prepare to act as a research degree examiner, both within the University of Northampton and at other HEIs. We’ll discuss: how examiners are recruited; the roles of internal examiners, external examiners and independent chairs; the conduct of the oral examination; how you choose between the variety of outcomes available to you; and the variability of practice between (and even within) institutions.

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022 12:00-14:00

Venue: TBA

To book, please see the link


Supervising the end game

Chris Roe and Ian Livingstone 

This workshop will consider how you as a research degree supervisor can support your student through the final stages of writing up, submission and viva. We’ll provide a reminder about the university’s formal requirements but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these final stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for experienced supervisors.

Date: Monday 11 May 2020 12:00-14:00 ( Lunch provided)

Venue: tba

To book, please see the link


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