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FASS617 How to Make the Most of your Supervision


Module description

This short module provides PhD students with the opportunity to discuss their supervision, what they expect from it, what they experience in practice and what problems they encounter. Main questions we will ask include:

  • What do you gain from your supervision sessions?
  • What difficulties do you experience?
  • What could be done to enable you to benefit more and be happier with your supervision?


Aims and objectives

At the end of the two sessions students are expected:

  • to have thought about the aims of supervision from their own and their supervisor's perspective
  • to have discussed key problems they experience with their supervision
  • to have identified ways of addressing these and gaining more from their supervision


Timing and Location





Number of sessions:

2 x 2 hour sessions

Timing and Location:

Tuesday, Week 19

10.00-12.00: Bowland North Seminar Room 02

2.00-4.00:  Bowland North Seminar Room 06



Additional information

Minimum quota: 6

Maximum quota: 35


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