Supervisor and Research Integrity Training
MVLS Supervisor and Examiners' Training
All supervisors of postgraduate research students must undertake supervisor training.
This requirement extends to relevant honorary members of staff involved in supervision and examination.
Certification will be on a 5 year renewable basis.
To receive a letter of completion you must complete the online resource and also attend a session where small groups of supervisors will work through a variety of scenarios that students and supervisors may encounter.
Online supervisor training
- A compulsory training resource in Moodle
- Takes 60-90 minutes to complete
- Work at your own pace and at a convenient time.
- Finishes with a set of multiple choice questions in Moodle
- 80% must be achieved to pass
- Completion is recorded on HR Core
- Some may have difficulties accessing Moodle via phone or tablet
- For more information, contact Research & Innovation Services
Scenario based sessions
- Compulsory attendance at a scenario based session is required by the College of MVLS Graduate School in order to complete supervisor training
- Complete this session after you have completed online supervisor training
- Small groups work through pre set scenarios
- To join an upcoming session, select a date below to email us:
Researcher Development CPD Sessions for Supervisors
You can book run by the Researcher Development Office through the HR Core System. To book:
- In HR Core, navigate to 'Learning and Development > Book a Course'.
- Enter the search keyword, 'PhD'.
Full descriptions of these courses are available on the Researcher Development, Supervisor Workshop web pages. The topics include:
- Supporting PhD students with their wellbeing (1.5hr)
- Supporting PhD students with their writing (1.5hr)
- Supporting students with professional and career development (1.5hr)
- Supporting your students with their work life balance (1.5hr)
- Research integrity and supervision (1.5hr)
- Coaching skills for supervisors (3hr)
- Having difficult conversations and managing conflict in your research group (3hr)
- Supervising interdisciplinary PhD students (1.5hr)
- Supervising PhD students with industry (in the Sciences) (1.5hr)
- Supervising distance PGRs (1.5hr)
Contact Elizabeth Adams if you have any questions about the sessions or suggestions for future workshops.
University of Glasgow is committed to providing an environment that ensures our research is conducted to the highest quality standards by:
- Developing an environment that recognises and supports research excellence
- Ensuring that all parties involved in research have the same expectations for good research practice
- Establishing the code of good practice in research is intended for all staff, including persons with honorary positions, and students carrying out research at, or on behalf of, the University
Research excellence at the University of Glasgow is underpinned by research integrity. The Research and Innovation Service website sets out the policies, procedures, and resources to support research integrity. You will find key documents and links here.