Supervision of PhD Students

The overall aim of the course is to help supervisors make their supervision practices more effective, targeted at the individual PhD student and at the same time supportive of the PhD student’s competence development. You will get the opportunity to meet with other PhD supervisors and exchange ideas, concerns and experiences regarding PhD supervision.

Intended learning outcomes

Throughout the course, you are provided with tools, ideas and a range of techniques in order to:

  • navigate in the rules and regulations of PhD supervision in general and in the faculty
  • adapt your supervision to the needs of the doctoral student and the phase in the doctoral studies
  • align expectations with PhD students, thus preventing problems
  • provide feedback on texts and presentations
  • engage in cross-cultural supervision
  • use questioning techniques and active listening in the supervision situation
  • develop your supervision practice continuously
  • engage in discussions about research education at the participant's institution and faculty while drawing on theoretical justifications and reasoning