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Postgraduate Research Supervision Elective: Helping Doctoral Students to Plan their Career

Course description

This workshop focuses on the possible roles of supervisors in helping candidates to make the transition to life after the PhD. Candidates come to doctoral research with a wide variety of expectations and ambitions and possible destinations. Most are likely to require support and assistance to move on to the next phases of their career. The workshop will explore questions around how and what support the supervisor could give to candidates, when the transition process should start and how might the candidate and supervisor benefit from a planned transition. This is an elective workshop and is part of the Postgraduate Research Supervisors program. Participants must choose 2 electives to complete the course.

Type of course

Workshop

Presenters

Don Houston
Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching

Who should attend

This workshop is intended for those who are new to Postgraduate teaching as well as those who wish or review their current practices.

What you will learn

Participants should be able to:

  • appreciate the importance of a planned transition strategy for a student,
  • discuss practical aspects of the transition process and their role in the process.
  • Prerequisites / assumed knowledge

    Attendance at Postgraduate Research Supervision Workshop 1 & 2