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Research Supervision

As a University we recognise the importance of high quality supervision for our students which is why we encourage the continued professional development of all our research supervisors.


From academic staff just getting started in research supervision through to those who have several successful Ph.D completions we have a variety of development opportunities.


In 2012 we created an new three day course ‘Supervising Research Degrees’ which has been recognised by SEDA under their professional development framework and can lead to an externally accredited certification.


The Supervising Research Degrees course will run during January-March 2017 (18th Jan, 22nd Feb, 22nd March 2017). If you would like to book a place, please email RIOevents@napier.ac.uk


We also have a half-day course ‘Getting started with Research supervision’ for those members of staff who are new to supervision or might be about to start research degree supervision in the next few months. This course runs several times per year – if you would like to book a place, please email RIOevents@napier.ac.uk


Other development opportunities
We are also keen to help build a community of practice around supervision through informal forum meetings and mentoring of staff.


As part of that, we have developed a collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University to run a series of events for experienced supervisors: ‘Developments in Doctoral Supervision’ which will be running events in 2017.