PGR Supervisor Development

PGR Supervisors Network on Canvas

On the PGR Supervisors Network Canvas site you will find a wide range of training and support for developing your practice as a PGR supervisor. These resources are designed to make you reflect on your current practice as a supervisor, to help you make deliberate choices in how you approach your supervisory practice, and to underpin your practice with scholarly evidence. The PGR Supervisors Network is aimed at supervisors on all Postgraduate Research Degrees, including PhD, MPhil, MD and Professional Doctorates.

On the Canvas site, you can access compulsory online training modules for new supervisors and internal examiners, as well as a wide range of further developmental support. You will also find information about our upcoming PGR Supervisors Network seminars.

To self-enrol on this Canvas site, please go to:

PGR Supervisor Network Seminars

As part of the PGR Supervisors network, we will be hosting monthly lunchtime (12:00-13:30) seminars online. These meetings will be an opportunity to hear from and share with fellow PGR Supervisors, and discuss supervisory practice and challenges with colleagues from across the institution.

Dates for the 2021-22 Academic year are indicated here. You can book a place for any one of these sessions through CoreHR and all sessions will be facilitated on Zoom. Recordings of past sessions are available on Canvas for those who are unable to attend on the day.We would like to make sure these sessions are relevant and useful for you, so please do get in touch if you have thoughts or ideas for future topics:

22 September 2021: Intercultural Communication

The academic world is truly international, and the diversity of PGR students has increased greatly over the past 20 years. Students, and colleagues, are joining us at the University from around the world. Although enriching for our community, it also comes with some challenges.

This seminar will be co-hosted by Eli Saetnan (University of Liverpool) and Charlie Reis (XJTLU). We will discuss challenges with and strategies for successful intercultural communication. This will be an opportunity to reflect on where you and your own students are coming from, and how best to support them (and you) in their learning and development while at our own institution and beyond.

Future seminar dates:

20 October 2021

24 November 2021

23 February 2022

23 March 2022

20 April 2022

18 May 2022

Please also see the Academic CPD series for relevant up-coming development opportunities.

Please book on to workshops and CPD seminars via the CoreHR Portal.