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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Workshops are typically held

  • once in Semester 1
  • five times in Semester 2

See 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.


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

If you have any questions, please email us at