PhD – the basics’: 1. Working with Supervisors

“This short series of sessions are designed for candidates commencing their studies. They cover some of the fundamentals of the PhD thesis, including research design, literature review, and the problems of supervision – all the things you will need to be thinking about as you begin your studies.

The sessions are informal and you are welcome to drop into them on an individual basis, or attend the entire series. Some of the topics may well be covered by your own institutions or department. You may, however, find a different angle on the same topic useful.

Getting the most from your supervisions – including: models of supervision, managing your supervisor, effective documentation and note-taking; understanding negotiation strategies; setting the agenda.

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