Postgraduate Research Student Supervision
The University provides training for research student 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). Indeed the Graduate Board requires all research student 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: Update for Experienced Supervisors
Internal Examiner Training
The University provides training for the internal examiners of research degrees to help them ensure the quality of research degree examinations. Indeed 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: Update for experienced internal examiners
Postgraduate research tutors can keep up-to-date with the latest developments in research degree programmes at Leeds through attending the annual Postgraduate research Tutors' Forum.
Also for prostgraduate tutors and those involved with appeals and complaints from research students may wish to attend a course on Dealing with appeals and complaints
Information and resources for research student supervision
The primary source of information on research student matters is the Research Student Administration web site which contains links to handbooks, forms, policies, scholarships and procedures.
Information about research student training is provided by the Researcher training and development web pages.