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York Research Supervisor Workshops

The York Research Supervisor Workshops provide an opportunity for supervisors from a variety of disciplines to come together to share and reflect on their practice as a community of supervisor practitioners. The content is underpinned by the strategic aims of the York Graduate Research School and informed by the scholarship on supervision. They are designed to support individual supervisors and those working in supervisory teams.

Participants will be encouraged to make use of resources in the PG Research Supervisor Resources and the Research Supervision Padlet which includes resources and short, easily digestible pre-reading. 

The presentation elements of the workshops will be recorded and made available for those who are unable to attend. The emphasis will be on sharing of ideas and practice and informal in nature so please be ready to engage verbally or through the chat function. The intention is to offer a rolling programme of workshop topics for each three year cycle, agreed in consultation with PGR Faculty leads to reflect disciplinary needs. The introductory ‘Supervision 101’ will run  each to ensure all new supervisors can access the information they need.

Workshops in development for 2023/24

Recognising Cultural Differences 

The University of York is committed to widening access to postgraduate research to applicants from a wide diversity of backgrounds. Moreover, approximately 50% of our PGRs come from overseas. This session will explore the discussion of difference, how it feels to be in the minority and enabling psychological safety and respectful space for supervisory conversations.  It will be informed by colleagues in EDI and the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) project. 

Dates TBC

Contact for more information or to discuss departmental/school options.

Communities of Practice Events

Communities of Practice discussions will be face to face on campus to enable PhD supervisors from different departments to get to know each other and, where desirable, to form informal faculty based communities of practice. The topics, scope and format of these will be agreed through consultation. 

Possible topics include:

  • Making Co-supervision and Team Supervision work for you  
  • What happens when it all goes wrong? 
  • Authorship, IP and Collaboration
  • Policy, Performance and Practice based doctoral supervision - where there is an output in addition/in place of the thesis