Research Supervisors' Development Programme
Who is this programme for?
This programme is targeted at research supervisors new to their role, from across the disciplines, as well as more experienced supervisors who wish to share and expand their knowledge and experience.
The programme of online activity runs from December 2021 - May 2022 and highlights approaches to common challenges, current practices and pedagogies within the field of research supervision. Panel discussions with experienced research supervisors and experts, professional staff and research students will take place across this interactive programme, offering a platform for discussion and an opportunity for peer learning and exchange.
Collaborative Programme 2021-22
|Fri 10th Dec 2021||Successful Remote Supervision of Research Students - Funded by the National Forum for Teaching & Learning - Prof Bob Harris, Karolinska (full details can be read here)||Online||TCD/UCD||14:00 - 15:30|
|Fri 4th Feb 2022||Understand Brain Development as it Relates to HEI Students||Online||UCC||14:00 - 15:30|
|Thur 17th Feb 2022||The Same or Different? Supervision of the Professional Doctorate||Online||UL||14:00 - 15:30|
|Fri 18th Feb 2022||
Identify the Risks and Opportunities of Contemporary Socio-cultural Contexts Relating to Students’ Learning
|Online||UCC||14:00 - 15:30|
|Thurs 24th Feb 2022||Mental Health and Well-being for PGR Students||Online||TCD||13:00 - 14:00|
|Fri 25th Feb 2022||Supervising Research Students and Clinical Practice||Online||RCSI||14:00 - 15:30|
|Thurs 3rd Mar 2022||Introduction to Research Supervision at Trinity (TCD only)||Online||TCD||13:00 - 14:00|
|Fri 4th Mar 2022||Navigating Supervisory Styles, Roles & Responsibilities||Online||UCD||14:00 - 15:30|
|Fri 1st Apr 2022||Supporting Academic Writing||Online||DCU||14:00 - 15:30|
|Thurs 7th Apr 2022||Navigating Difficult Conversations with Research Students||Online||TCD||13:00 - 14:00|
|Fri 8th Apr 2022||Recruitment and selection of research students - Top Tips||Online||NUIM||14:00 - 15:30|
|Thurs 28th Apr 2022||Career Development & Networking for Research Students||Online||TCD||13:00 - 14:00|
|Fri 29th Apr 2022||The Student's Voice||Online||UCD||14:00 - 15:30|
|Fri 6th May 2022||
Explore Practical Strategies for Enhanced Student Success and the Development of Graduate Attributes through Curriculum Design, Learning, Teaching and Assessment
|Online||UCC||14:00 - 15:30|
|May TBC||Managing Common Challenges in Research Supervision||Online||NUIG||14:00 - 15:30|
UCD Programme 2021-22
|Fri 28th Jan 2022||Fundamentals of Research Supervision - Hugh Kearns, Flinders||Online||UCD||14:00 - 15:30|
|Fri 11th Feb 2022||Attracting the ‘Right’ Candidate||Face-to-Face||UCD||14:00 - 15:30|
|Fri 25th Mar 2022||Enhancing the Research Student’s Skills Base||Face-to-Face||UCD||14:00 - 15:30|
|Fri 27th May 2022||Monitoring, Assessment, Examiners, Viva voce (MAEV)||Face-to-Face||UCD||14:00 - 15:30|
Inclusive Supervision - Trinity Inclusive Curriculum
The TIC Resource Website includes information on Inclusive Supervision
Visions of Academic Supervision at Doctoral Level in Trinity: the VOS Study
The number and diversity of postgraduate students has increased over the past years within the Irish higher education system and at Trinity College.
Trinity has a long and established tradition of PhD research and is now embarking on a study to explore views on the nature of effective supervision and approaches to practice within and across disciplines among experienced members of academic staff and research leaders.
The work is being led by a cross-college postgraduate supervision research group (PSRG) formed in 2008. The group comprises academic staff from a range of Schools, with representatives of Academic Practice & eLearning (APEL) and the Graduate Studies Office. Dr David Delany in Academic Practice conducted the field research (interviews and focus groups) on behalf of the group between January and July 2009. Preliminary results were presented at the NAIRTL Annual Conference TCD Nov 11-12, 2009.
Please also see reports below.
- Postgraduate Supervision Survey (Best Practice) - Dr. David Delany (MS Word, 80KB)
- Effective Doctoral Supervision Literature Review - Dr David Delany (PDF 508 KB)
A review of the international literature on doctoral supervision covering the history of the PhD, factors affecting PhD completion, and an overview of several models of the supervisor-supervisee relationship.