Developing Supervisory Practice

Event date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017
Event venue: 
Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ, United Kingdom
Event description: 

A full-day workshop exploring how supervisory practice might be developed in light of the changes in doctoral supervision.


Across the globe, doctoral education is in the throes of change, including variously massification, diversification, regulation, structuration, commodification, McDonaldisation, cross-fertilisation, diversification, internationalisation, collaboration, proliferation, and capitalisation. All of these changes have implications for supervisory practice and the UK Council for Graduate Education is committed to supporting supervisors to respond to these changes.

The purposes or aim of this workshop is to support participants to review and, where appropriate, enhance their practice. The objectives are:

  • To briefly outline the key changes and their implications for supervisory practice;
  • To consider how practice might be developed in the key areas of supervisory relationships (with candidates and co-supervisors), supervising interdisciplinary research projects, and supervising doctorates undertaken in collaboration with partners inside or outside academia.

Who Should Attend This Event

The event will be suitable for both new and experienced supervisors and for academic developers responsible for the professional development of supervisors.

Please see website for further details and to register.