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FASS617 How to Make the Most of your Supervision


Module description

This short session 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:

  • Are you satisfied with your supervision sessions? What do you gain from the 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:

1 x 3 hour session

Timing and Location:

Thursday, week 20, 2.00-5.00, George Fox Lecture Theatre 2


Additional information

Minimum quota: 6

Maximum quota: 35

Charge to non-FASS departments: £67


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