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Supervisor Development Programme ~ February 2018

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone, Head of the Graduate School.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.

In 2017/18 the workshops will be delivered on:

Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd February 2018

Staff from The University of Northampton and plus staff delivering our research degrees at Regent’s University London and as international partners are welcome to join the programme. No fees are paid by participants on this programme. You should plan to attend all three days.

If you are intending to join this programme and have not yet contacted Ian Livingstone, please do so now. (01604 893362; email: ian.livingstone@northampton.ac.uk). He will be happy to answer any questions you have about the programme.

Supervisor Development Programme – 2016/17

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone, Head of the Graduate School.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.

In 2016/17 the workshops will be delivered on two occasions:

Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th February 2017
at The University of Northampton;

Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th July 2017
at Regent’s University London.

Staff from both The University of Northampton and Regent’s University London plus staff delivering our research degrees as international partners are welcome to join either delivery. You only need to join one three-day course, not both. No fees are paid by participants on this programme, but if you will be travelling away from your own university you will need to discuss travel and subsistence expenses with your line manager.

If you are intending to join this programme for either delivery and have not yet contacted Ian Livingstone, please do so now. (01604 893362; email: ian.livingstone@northampton.ac.uk). He will be happy to answer any questions you have about the programme.

Supervisor Development Programme – next delivery

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.

The next delivery of the workshops will run 9.30-4.00 on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July 2016. There will be a further session of seminars led by participants – dates to be negotiated.

If you are intending to join this programme and have not yet contacted Ian Livingstone, please do so now. (x 3362; email: ian.livingstone@northampton.ac.uk)

Supervisor Development Programme 2015-16

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.

In 2015/16 the workshops will run 9.30-4.00 on Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September 2015. There will be a further session of seminars led by participants – dates to be negotiated.

If you are intending to join this programme in 2015/16 and have not yet contacted Ian Livingstone, please do so now. (x 3362; email: ian.livingstone@northampton.ac.uk)

Supervisor Development Programme 2014-15

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.

In 2014/15 the workshops will run 9.30-4.00 on Thursday 5th March 2015, Tuesday 10th March and Friday 13th March. There will be a further session of seminars led by participants – dates to be negotiated.

If you are intending to join this programme in 2014/15 and have not yet contacted Ian Livingstone, please do so now. (x 3362; email: ian.livingstone@northampton.ac.uk)

Supervisor Development Programme 2013/14

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.

In 2013/14 the workshops will run 9.30-4.00 on Thursday 27th February 2014, Tuesday 4th March and Friday 7th March. There will be a further session of seminars led by participants – dates to be negotiated.

If you are intending to join this programme in 2013/14 and have not yet contacted Ian Livingstone, please do so now. (x 3362; email: ian.livingstone@northampton.ac.uk)

Supervisors’ Forum Meeting ~ postponed

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Because of the Vice Chancellor’s visit to three schools on 13 March, we have had to postpone this meeting of the Supervisor’s Forum. We will post a new date for the meeting once it is decided.

You are warmly invited to a meeting of the university’s Supervisors’ Forum

Between Theory and Practice: the pedagogical dimension of doctoral supervision 

Dr Cristina Devecchi, School of Education 

Wednesday 13 March ~ 12-2 pm ~ Cottesbrooke 201, Park Campus

This workshop aims to bridge the gap between the implicit theory of supervision and its practice. It will do so by providing a theoretical canvas onto which it would be possible to map personal practice and experiences as supervisors and teachers. In the first part of the session, an overview of major theories of learning would be provided. In the second part of the session, a more practical workshop will enable participants to make explicit the link between theories and their own practice. Read the rest of this entry

Supervisor Development Programme

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two masters-level modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams.

The workshops for 2012/13 will run 9.30-4.00 on Thursday 29th November, Tuesday 4th December and Friday 7th December 2012.  There will be a further session of seminars led by participants early in 2013  – date to be negotiated with participants.  You will be expected to attend on all of these days.  Hopefully you can schedule other commitments, particularly teaching, around these dates.

The programme is co-ordinated by Prof Ian Livingstone. If you would like to join this year’s development programme and haven’t previously contacted Ian, please contact him now.