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Conversations about research supervision – enabling and accrediting a Community of Practice model for research degree supervisor development Geof Hill and Sian Vaughan

The authors’ lived experience of devising a professional development programme for research supervisors and securing SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association) accreditation informs this paper. Our first purpose is to outline the programme and discuss its uniqueness in using a … Continue reading

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My First Year as a Research Supervisor: Developing My Own Model of Supervision

This blog has been written by Dr. Sarah L. Cooper one of the academic staff at Birmingham City University. She undertook a practitioner inquiry in the context of a community of practice around research supervision in her faculty and used … Continue reading

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A New Site

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the launch of a new site called the investigative practitioner Over the next few months I will migrate the writing here into a dedicated example of investigating research supervision practices  within the … Continue reading

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What I am currently writing about.

Having taken on a university wide research supervision professional development program for Birmingham City University, my agenda with regard to research supervision has been brought back to its origins when I undertook a similar project for Queensland University of Technology. … Continue reading

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Empowering the student

We read a lot, or at least see the rhetoric , that the PhD is the student’s work. I know from experience with my own doctoral dissertation that there was a point in my candidature at which I saw the … Continue reading

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