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Research Supervisor Development Programme (RSDP)

The Research Supervisor Development Programme is designed and delivered by the Doctoral College and comprises 15 workshops. Details of workshop content, facilitator and dates can be found below.

 

S1: Starting out in Doctoral Supervision

 

Facilitator

Dr Debra Cureton, Doctoral College

Course details
  • What is doctorateness (differences between level 8 and other levels of study)
  • Working as a supervisory team
  • Building a relationship with a doctoral researchers
  • Managing the research supervisory meetings (including meeting notes and UKVI information)
  • Managing the research programme
  • Skills development (RDF Planner)
  • Ethical research supervision
  • Encouraging students to promote their research
  • PREVENT
  • relevant to people who act as advisors
Optionality/Pre-Requisites

Compulsory for all new supervisors (also relevant to staff who act as advisors to Doctoral programmes)

Dates and times
  •  Tuesday 9th October 2018, 2-4pm in MD165
  •  Tuesday 4th December 2018, 10-12pm (Online Session)
  • Thursday 7th February 2019, 10-12pm in MD165
  • Thursday 4th April 2019, 2-4pm (Online Session)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 9.30-11am in MD165.
Booking method Via Agresso Self-Service

 

S2: Research Supervision and the Research Regulations

 

Facilitator

Dr Debra Cureton, Doctoral College

Course details
  • The Research regulations (2014)
  • PhD/ Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publications timelines
  • UKVI and international students
  • Annual Progress Review (RDF Planner could help)
  • Progression/ Transfer to research (for Prof Docs)
  • Nomination of Examiners
  • Viva
  • Post Viva Support
  • At Risk
  • Leave of Absence and Extensions
  • Pre-Research Degree
Optionality/Pre-Requisites Compulsory for all new supervisors and experience supervisors who are new to the University of Wolverhampton.

Compulsory for all supervisors who have not undertaken CPD in the last 3 years.

S1 is a pre-requisit for all people taking this course who are new to doctoral supervision

Dates and times
  •  Tuesday 16th October 2018, 2-4pm in MD165
  •  Tuesday 11th December 2018, 10- 12pm (Online Session)
  • Thursday 14th February 2019, 2-4pm in MD165
  • Thursday 11th April 2019, 2-4pm (Online Session)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 11 - 12.30pm in MD165.
Booking method Via Agresso Self-Service

S3: Supporting International Students

 

Facilitator

Dr Debra Cureton, Doctoral College

Course details
  • Exploring English Language Entry Requirements
  • Cultural Competency
    • The UK HEI
    • Integration in to the University of Wolverhampton
    • Cultural clashes
  • What you need to know about UKVI
    • The UKVI
    • Sponsorship
    • Engagement logs
    • Leaving the UK
  • What you need to know about Registry
    • Applications and applicants’ expectations
    • Application processing – Speed and time lines
    • Registration, arrival and accommodation info
    • Fees and fee liabilities
    • Communications from the STaR Office
  • Graduation
Optionality/Pre-Requisites  Optional/When Required
Date and time
  •  Wednesday 21st November 2018, 2-4pm in MD165
  • Wednesday 16th January 2019, 3 - 5pm (Online Session)
  • Tuesday 12th March 2019, 10-12pm in MD165
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019, 10-12pm Online Session
  • Wednesday 5th June 2019, 10-12pm in MD165
Booking method Via Agresso Self-Service

S4: Supporting Research Students (Wellbeing and Additional Needs)

 

Facilitator

The Doctoral College

Course details
  • Inclusive approaches to working with students
  • Working with the individual
  • Working with students with learning disabilities
  • Working with students physical difficulties
  • Mental health and wellbeing: What to look for and where to go for help
Optionality/Pre-Requisites  Optional/When Required
Date and time
  • Tuesday 16th October 2018, 10-12pm (Online Session)
  • Tuesday 11th December 2018, 2-4pm in MD165
  • Monday 8th April 2019, 10-12pm in MD165
  • Wednesday 5th June 2019, 2-4pm in MD165
Booking method Via Agresso Self-Service

 

S5: The Research Student Lifecycle and Timely Completion

Facilitator

Dr Debra Cureton, Doctoral College  
Mike Strong, UKVI Compliance Officer

Course details
  • Programme timelines (all types of doctorate)
  • Project planning
  • Procrastination (moving students through procrastination)
  • Personal Development (RDF and Development planning)
  • Planning for Ethics
  • Pushing for the milestones (first chapter submission, internal conference, external conference, publication etc)
  • Annual Progression Review
  • Progression for PhD/ Transfer to Research for Prof Doc
  • Preparing for viva
  • Post viva support
Target audience

All Research Supervisors

Optionality/Pre-Requisites Optional/When Required
Date and time
  •  Wednesday 31st October 2018, 10-12pm in MD165
  • Wednesday 12th December 2018, 10-12pm (Online Session)
  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 2-4pm in MD165
  • Wednesday 10th April 2019, 2-4pm (Online Session)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 2-4pm in MD165.
Booking method Via Agresso Self-Service

 

S6: Your Students, their Thesis and Viva Voce

Facilitator

Dr Debra Cureton, Doctoral College

Course details
  • Get writing from the beginning
  • Thesis and its structure (length, chapters, discussing expectations)
  • Planning the re-write up (time line for chapters)
  • Setting ground rules (turn-around time, how many times are you going to read a chapter etc)
  • Dealing with procrastination and writers block
  • Ensuring doctorateness (expressing novelty, synthesis, the golden triangle, answering research questions and ensuring there is a golden thread.)
  • Support for your students ( i.e. Skills development programme - writing your thesis & sit down and write; thesis boot camps; thesis writing SIGs
  • Preparing for the viva
  • Supporting your student through the viva preparation process
Optionality/Pre-Requisites  Optional/When Required
Date and time
  •  Wednesday 28th November 2018, 10-12pm (Online Session)
  • Thursday 17th January 2019, 2-4pm in MD165
  • Tuesday 14th May 2019, 10-12pm in MD165.
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 10-12pm in MD165.
Booking method Via Agresso Self-Service

S7: Understanding the Pre-Research Degree

Facilitator

Dr Debra Cureton, Doctoral College

Course details

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Understand the Pre research Degree process. 
Optionality/Pre-Requisites Optional/When required
Date and time
  • TBC 
Location

TBC

Booking method Via Agresso Self-Service

S8: Doctoral Examination: Examining and Chairing a Research Degree

Facilitator

Dr Debra Cureton, Doctoral College

Course details

Examining

 By the end of this session you should be able to:

◾Apply the University's examination process and procedures appropriately

◾Clarify the responsibilities of internal and external examiners – what do you do to prepare?

◾Articulate what constitutes a “good” thesis; learning outcomes and assessment criteria;

◾Conduct a viva voce examination

◾Deal with post viva issues - examination outcomes.

Chairing

By the end of this session you should be able to:

◾approach chairing a viva with confidence;

◾ensure that the University’s regulations are fully observed;

◾ensure a fair and appropriate experience for the candidate.

Optionality/Pre-Requisites

 Examiners:- This workshop is compulsory for all newly appointed, inexperienced MPhil and PhD examiners. Experienced examiners should regard this as an opportunity to update on current requirements.

Chairs:-All newly appointed Chairs are expected to attend the briefing workshop. In addition, all members of staff with research supervisory experience who anticipate a request to chair research degree examinations are encouraged to attend this workshop

Date and time
  •  Thursday 11th October 2018, 10-11.30am (Online Session).
  • Wednesday 5th December 2018, 10-12pm (Online Session)
  • Tuesday 15th January 2019, 10-12pm in MD165.
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019, 2-4pm in MD165.
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 2-3.30pm in MD165.
Booking method Via Agresso Self-Service
 

 

   
   
 
 

 

   

 

 

 

   
   
   
 

 

   

 

 

 

   
   
   
 

 

   

 

 

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