Outstanding Graduate Supervisor

Outstanding Supervisor

  • Is willing to spend time and effort working with the supervisee
  • Gives helpful, prompt, fluent and thoughtful comments
  • Is a resource in terms of general knowledge about the discipline, research methods and current developments
  • Critically engages with their own and their students’ subject matter, both in personal discussions and the wider scientific community
  • Creates a stimulating and consistently challenging research environment, encouraging the student to consider new or alternative perspectives and to push boundaries
  • Is supportive of students’ professional development, by encouraging and supporting conference participation, teaching, submission of papers, and other relevant activities
  • Is responsive to student concerns and difficulties and aids the supervisee in overcoming challenges themselves
  • Develops the supervisee’s independence while always remaining approachable where necessary
  • Critically engages with their own and their students’ subject matter, both in personal discussions and the wider academic community
  • Enables the student to progress and build their own network by providing initial contact with others within/outside the research group and pointers to relevant conferences/seminars