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The Research Supervisor Development Programme is a unique IUA collaborative webinar series run by Graduate Studies and Academic Practice in association with UCD and RCSI.

Collaborative Programme 2023-24







26th January 2024 The Fundamentals of Research Supervision Hugh Kearns (Visiting Expert) In person UCD 13:00-15:00 Closed
16th February 2024 Attracting the ‘Right’ Candidate In person UCD 4:00-16:00 Closed
8th March 2024

Expectations, Navigating Roles & Responsibilities

In person UCD 4:00-16:00 Closed
14th March 2024 Mental health and wellbeing for research students and supervisors Online TCD 13:00 - 14:00 Closed
21st March 2024 Developing Clinical-Scientist Relationships to Progress Clinical Research Online RCSI 14:00-15:00 Closed
5th April 2024 Supporting and Enhancing the Research Student’s Skills Base In person UCD 14:00-16:00 Closed
19th April 2024

Maternity Matters

In person UCD 14:00-16:00 Closed
26th April 2024 Monitoring, Assessment, Examination, Viva In person UCD 14:00-16:00 Closed
24th May 2024 Navigating Challenging Conversations In person UCD 14:00-15:30 Closed

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 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.

Recordings of Supervision Events

  • Successful Remote Supervision of Research Students - Funded by the National Forum for Teaching & Learning - Prof Bob Harris, Karolinska Recording

  • Introduction to Research Supervision at Trinity College Dublin, 3rd March 2022. Recording

  • Preparing the Ground: Considerations when taking on a new PhD Candidate, 24th March 2022. Recording

  • Mental Health and Well-being for PGR Students: Canaries in the Coalmine: Supervisors' and Postgraduate Researchers’ Mental Health and Well-being, 7th April 2022. Recording

  • Career Development and Networking for Research Students, 28th April 2022. Recording

Archive of Events