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

Details about upcoming, and past, seminar sessions are available on our Canvas resource hub. You can book a place for any one of these sessions through CoreHR and all sessions will be facilitated on Zoom. 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:

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

Seminar dates

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






25 January 2023 12-1pm PhD Examination


22 February 2023 12-1pm Supporting the career development of PGRs


22 March 2023 12-1pm PGR Supervisors Network


26 April 2023 12-1pm PGR Supervisors Network