There are a number of resources available to help guide you through the process of supervising PGR students at Essex. The below resources may help if you are new to supervising PGR students at Essex or if you wish to refresh your knowledge of the support available.
Tools and training
Supervising Postgraduate Research Students: Course: Supervising Postgraduate Research Students - This Moodle page acts as a helpful resource hub to help the development of good supervisory practice. It provides guidance for those new to supervising research students and is an equally rich resource for the experienced supervisor. It functions as an information Hub to revisit for continuing professional development. Included in the page is a self-diagnostic tool and case studies. The PGR Supervisors’ self-diagnostic tool is designed to highlight the areas of supervision that supervisors may wish to explore or refresh. Staff in Supervisory roles will be required to complete this as a part of their role-based training.
PGR Supervisor Training: This is an essential course managed by Organisational Development and delivered by external expert. This can be booked via HR organiser and tends to run in Autumn and Spring term. The course includes aspects such as: the role of the supervisor, supervisory meetings, Essex processes, supervisory styles, supporting students in the final stages and challenging situations. You can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next one is scheduled.
The University of Essex has an institutional membership to Vitae. This membership includes networking opportunities and a wealth of online resources including impactful publications and reports. PGR Proficio courses are also closely mapped to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, which can act as a tool to ensure your PGR students are reaching their full potential.
The Postgraduate Research Education Team supports many aspects of the University's postgraduate research education provision, including Doctoral Training Partnerships and postgraduate research student skills development.