What is Supervisor Development at UofG?
Our programmes and initiatives for supervisors at UofG are designed to enrich your skills and working relationships, foster your talents, and accelerate your professional prospects. All of our Researcher Development work is underpinned by six priority themes:
- Career Direction
- Connection and Belonging
- Researcher Integrity
- Engaged Communication
- Constructive Conversations
- Innovative Ideas
These themes are strongly influenced by key strategic messages from the university, by the requirements of the Research Funders, and the UK’s Good Supervisory Practice Framework. This Framework, owned and managed by the UK Council for Graduate Education, has been built in consultation with supervisors across the sector. All supervisor development programmes and initiatives at UofG are mapped to the Good Supervisory Practice Framework.
Your Development as a Supervisor
Supervisor development encompasses a broad spectrum of activities and events which are designed to enrich your skills and working relationships. Every researcher is unique, and so every supervisory partnership is unique, and you should take part in the development activities that are right for you.
The Researcher Development team have designed activities specifically for busy supervisors, who don’t always have time to wait for a course to come around. Browse the workshop list and read about our design choices here.
We believe that research thrives when researchers feel that they are part of a stimulating, fair, and inclusive environment in which colleagues help each other to succeed, and much of our supervisor development approach stems from a peer and community support model, managed through our Supervisor Community of Practice.
Guidance for Supervisors
- Be aware of your College, School, or Institute requirements or training for supervisors.
- Familiarise yourself with the PGR Code of Practice.
- Complete the UofG mandatory foundation training course for supervisors.
- Choose what you need from the Researcher Development Team’s programmes and initiatives for supervisors, which all link from this page.
- Engage with specialist blog sites such as Supervising PhDs.
- Know where to go for large repositories of online courses on a full variety of related topics such as leadership, management, collaboration, and team working.
- Keep an eye out for courses, mentoring or events offered through DTPs, Funders or your professional body or learned society.