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Supervising dissertations and projects workshop

We welcome staff and postdoctoral researchers new to supervision to book onto this workshop, delivered by Academic Practice.

Focus of workshop:

Supervision of undergraduate and taught Masters dissertations and capstone projects.

It offers an introduction to key aspects of a supervisor’s role in guiding students through academic projects. Although the main focus is academic support, there is also brief detail on signposting students to appropriate pastoral support.

Format:

  • Two-hour workshop (in-person) and short tasks to complete in advance

An interactive session involving small and whole-group discussion, sample scenarios, and evaluation of feedback samples.

Content:

  • planning and preparing for supervisions
  • evaluating and giving feedback on written work
  • typical problems and challenges, and suggested strategies
  • signposting students to appropriate help

Note: the focus will be individual supervisions at u/g and PGT level; it does not cover doctoral supervision.

When:

Workshops are typically held

  • once in Autumn Term
  • three times in Spring Term
  • once in Summer Term

Workshop dates are on this document: Workshop dates.

How to book:

To sign up, please complete the booking form. If you cannot book onto a suitable date, you can note this on the booking form; if there is sufficient demand, additional workshops will be arranged.

There are some short tasks to complete in advance of the session.

Contact:

This workshop is delivered by Academic Practice within our teaching development provision.

If you have any questions, please email us at academic-practice@york.ac.uk