Postgraduate Research Student Supervision
The University provides training for postgraduate research supervisors to help them in offering excellent guidance and support and so deliver a postgraduate research experience that attracts the world’s best students (a key theme in the University strategy). Graduate Board requires all postgraduate research supervisors to undertake training before they are allowed to act in the role. This applies to both those new to the role and those who are experienced in the role but new to Leeds.
Courses for those new to supervision: Effective research student supervision
Courses for experienced supervisors: there is an online update for experienced supervisors. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get access to the provision. It is expected that you have supervised a postgraduate researcher to completion of a PhD thesis if you wish to access this course.
Online modules in providing first line of support to students who may have mental health issues: Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Learning Portal
Internal Examiner Training
The University provides training for the internal examiners of research degrees to help them ensure the quality of research degree examinations. Graduate Board requires all internal examiners to undertake training before they are allowed to act in the role. This applies to both those new to the role and those who are experienced in the role but new to Leeds. Internal examiner training only remains current for 5 years. Acting as internal examiner is deemed to refresh the training.
Course for those new to the role: Role of internal examiner
Online course for experienced internal examiners: There is an online course for experienced internal examiners. If you have acted as an internal examiner previously please contact Postgraduate Research and Operations about accessing this provision.
An introduction to the role of postgraduate research tutor is available: Introduction to the Role and Responsibilites of a Postgraduate Research Tutor.
Postgraduate research tutors can keep up-to-date with the latest developments in research degree programmes at Leeds through attending the Postgraduate research Tutors’ Forum.
Information and resources for research student supervision
The primary source of information on research student matters is the Research Degrees part of the Student Education Service web site which contains links to handbooks, forms, policies, scholarships and procedures.
The forms used to record and monitor research student progress are also available via the University of Leeds Progress Monitoring PhD F/T overview.
Information about postgraduate research training is provided by the Researcher training and development web pages.
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Last updated: 30.10.2017