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Postgraduate Research Supervision Elective: Supervising International Students

Course description

This workshop will explore issues related to supervising international students. The diversity of student and supervisor backgrounds means that fewer assumptions can be made about how the relationship will function.  Many of the issues explored in this workshop are also relevant to domestic students.  You may choose from two formats for this workshop: self-directed online OR face-to-face.  Both are 3 hrs. in duration.

Self-directed on-line
This is a self-directed workshop which you can do in your own time on-line via FLO.  It is an interactive workshop as you will be engaging in asynchronous on-line discussion forums with fellow staff members.  The workshop has written activities associated with it and completion of these activities is required for completion of the workshop.  Please self enrol HERE.  When you go to the link, please ignore the comment "Guests cannot access this topic" and just click on the "Continue" button anyway.

If you would prefer to attend a face-to-face workshop on this topic, you can add your name to the waiting list in the box on the right and one will be arranged when there is sufficient interest.

This is an elective workshop and is part of the Postgraduate Research Supervisors program. Participants must choose 2 electives along with the two core workshops to complete the course.

Type of course



Don Houston
Centre for University Teaching

Lisa Schmidt
Centre for University Teaching

Who should attend

Academics supervising international students

What you will learn

At the completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • communicate with potential recruits and receive a new international research higher degree (RhD) student;
  • identify the support services available to international RhD students at Flinders;
  • demonstrate awareness of issues that may arise at the time of completion of a RhD for international students;
  • engage in a discussion about issues encountered by supervisors and international students during the RhD journey.

Prerequisites / assumed knowledge

Attendance at Postgraduate Research Supervision Workshop 1 & 2