Making the most of informal lab supervision

Making the most of informal lab supervision

Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service
Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Category: Academic events
Speaker: Dr Martyn Kingsbury, Imperial College London

Working at the bench or in the field as part of an active research group often involves sharing the responsibility of supervising Undergraduate or Master’s students. Often, a research group leader might actually have very little involvement in the day-to-day teaching and advising on these projects, and these duties might be passed to postdocs or PhD students working on the same project or the same space. In this session, we’ll look at how to supervise and the common issues this brings, what the limits of what your responsibilities are (or should be), and also at making the most of the experience you’ll gain, for example, by applying for RET or HEA Fellowship.

*RET = Recognising Excellence in Teaching – see

HEA = Higher Education Academy – see

Session leader: Professor Martyn Kingsbury, Imperial College London. Martyn worked for many years as a prolific research scientist, and he is now the Director of the Educational Development Unit at Imperial.

Lunch and tea/coffee will be available from 13:00 and the session will begin at 13:30.

Please note that these CPD workshops are only open to University of Glasgow staff (including Graduate Teaching Assistants / Demonstrators). Colleagues from validated institutions are, however, welcome to attend sessions delivered by invited external speakers.

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