Academic Supervision

Supervision UG and PG Diploma

The Department will allocate you a Supervisor who is there to offer you support and advice throughout your programme of study.

You should meet with your Supervisor regularly, and he/she will be able to advise on what to do if things go wrong and can refer you to the right people in the University for help.

Details of the role of the Supervisor and how to get the most out of supervision are located within your Student Handbook and the University student webpages.

Supervision Taught PG

Your Supervisor is there to provide confidential advice and guidance on academic issues, offer pastoral support on personal issues, discuss academic progress and performance, and assist with career and personal development plans. In summary they are there to guide you through your programme, and it is therefore important that you maintain contact with them, and keep them informed of any circumstances which may impact on your academic performance.

For all students registered on taught postgraduate programmes your supervisor will initially be your Programme Leader or a member of the Programme Team. For those students on the Master in Public Health or MSc in Applied Health Research programmes once you have been allocated a dissertation supervisor by the Dissertation Development Committee, then your Dissertation Supervisor will take on the role of your overall Supervisor and there will be a handover outlining your progress to date.

Further details of supervision arrangements for your programme can be found in your Student Handbook.

Supervision Research PG

Your Supervisor is there to provide confidential advice and guidance on academic issues, offer pastoral support on personal issues, discuss academic progress and performance, and assist with career and personal development plans.  In summary he/she is there to guide you through your research programme, and it is therefore important that you maintain contact with your Supervisor, and keep him/her informed of any circumstances which may impact on your academic performance. 

Specific responsibilities for PhD supervision are set out in the Notes for Guidance for Students, Supervisors and Examiners provided by the Registry.

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