Unit 1: Finding your feet as a researcher

R11: Getting the most out of your supervisory team


In this session you will:

  • Discuss different styles of supervising;
  • Reflect on how you will work with your supervisors;
  • Consider what you can expect from your supervisor;
  • Consider what your supervisor expects from you; before, during and after supervisions;
  • Share ways of managing joint supervisors;
  • Brainstorm ways of dealing with problems…

Facilitator: Dr Debra Cureton

For 2023-24 R6 Ethics and researcher reflexivity/collecting sensitive data, R11 Getting the Most out of your supervisory team, and R15 Researcher Development: PDP and CPD Analysis and Planning are scheduled to run consecutively on the same days. To book use the Eventbrite link which will register you for all sessions, although you are at liberty to drop in and out of sessions as required. The times below refer to this session only.

Date Time Venue Booking Link
Thursday 12th October 2023 1pm - 2pm Online Eventbrite Link
Tuesday 16th January 2024 9am - 10am Online Eventbrite Link
Thursday 18th April 2024 1pm -2pm  Online Eventbrite Link 
Thursday 27th June 2024 9am - 10am
Online Eventbrite Link


Vitae RDF descriptors addressed in this session are:

Knowledge and intellectual abilities (A)
This domain contains the knowledge and intellectual abilities needed to be able to carry out excellent research.

  • Cognitive abilities (A2)

Personal effectiveness (B)
This domain contains the personal qualities, career and self-management skills required to take ownership for and control of professional development.

  • Personal qualities (B1)
  • Self-management (B2)

Research governance and organisation (C)
This domain contains the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professional conduct that are needed for the effective management of research.

  • Professional conduct (C1)

Engagement, influence and impact (D)
This domain contains the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, cultural and economic context.

  • Working with others (D1)