Graduate College supervisor training

  • Academic Year 2021/2022

    Semester 1 2021

    Please register below for each of the training sessions you would like to complete and access will be given to the training material nearer the time.

    Description Date and time Location

    Induction Session for new Research Students

    All supervisors should ensure that new students attend this session. Online training materials will be issued in advance of the live session.

    4.00-5.00pm

    27 October 2021

    Live event online via Google Meet Conferencing

    The Oral Examination, the Role of the Internal Examiner

    Please note that no member of staff who has not previously examined a research student at Oxford Brookes University may be proposed for the role of internal examiner unless they have completed this training session.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development  

    3 November 2021 

    Online materials only - all training materials will be released on the day of the session to all those who have registered for the session. 

    Training to enable Supervisors and Research Students to develop applications for ethical approval

    Any research project that involves the study of humans - even simply interviewing human subjects - or examination of biological samples (such as blood or tissue samples) taken from humans, cannot begin without specific Ethics Committee permission. This session explains how to apply for permission through UREC, the University's Research Ethics Committee. It is essential for anyone who is likely to be working with human subjects or materials and it may also be of general interest to others. Supervisors will find this a useful session to attend as preparation for guiding your students through the process of preparing and applying for ethical approval

    Professor David Evans Chair of the University's Research Ethics Committee and Dr Robyn Curtis, Research Ethics and Integrity Officer 


    1 December 2021, 11.00am -12.30pm

    Location: Online via Google Meet Conferencing 


    A link to the Online Training Materials will be sent out in advance of the live session.

    A Google Meet Conferencing invitation will be sent out by email to all those who have registered for this session

    Semester 2 2022

    Please register below for each of the training session you would like to complete and access will be given to the training material nearer the time.

    Description Date and time Location

    Research and Research Management Training - Supervisor Training - Session 1

    This session comprises online training materials only

    'Designing and registering a research degree, and recruiting students'        

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development 

    12 January 2022 - online training materials only

    Online - all training materials will be released on  12 January 2022 and an email with the link will be sent  to all those who have registered for this session 

     

    Research and Research Management Training - Supervisor Training - Session 2

    'Management of a research degree programme, ethical approval, monitoring, progression and examining a research degree'

    Please note that there will be a Live session held via Google Meet Conferencing between 2.00-3.00pm on Wednesday 23 February 2021 to give all attendees the opportunity to raise any queries they may have about the information presented in the online training materials.  All those who have registered will be sent a Google invitation to the live event.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development   

    9 February 2022 - online training materials only

    23 February 2022 - online live event via Google Meet Conferencing

    Online - all training materials will be released on 9 February 2022

    The Live session will be held via Google Meet Conferencing on 23 February 2022 between 2.00-3.00pm and the invitation to the Google session will be sent by email to all those who have registered for Sessions 1 and 2

    Keeping up to date with your research

    Keeping up to date with the huge amount of information available to you can be overwhelming and challenging. This session provides tips and strategies for staying current in your area of research and managing your information. We will also look at key current awareness resources and tools.

    Helen Whittaker, Academic Liaison Team Leader

    30 March 2022 

    1.00pm - 2.00 pm

    Live session will be held via Zoom.
    Please email hkwhittaker@brookes.ac.uk for Zoom link.


     

    Experienced Supervisors' Update

    This session is open to all supervisors who have not attended any training for one or two years. It is designed to up-date you on changes to Research Degree Regulations and procedures and to inform you of specific priorities set by the Research Degrees Committee in order to comply with and take forward all OfS requirements and the University's current Research Strategy.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development

    18 May 2022

    Online live event to be held via Google Meet Conferencing between 1.00pm - 2.30pm on 18 May 2022 - Google invitations will be sent by email to all those who have registered for this session

    The Oral Examination, the Role of the Internal Examiner

    Please note that no member of staff who has not previously examined a research student at Oxford Brookes may be proposed for the role of internal examiner unless they have completed this training session.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development

    13 July 2022

    Online training materials only - all training materials will be released on the day of the session to all those who have registered

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    Supporting your research student to build an effective professional network

    we are all aware that effective networking is an essential skill for a researcher and can contribute considerably to your career success whether you choose to stay within academia or seek a career in another field. However, networking is a skill that does not come easily to many. As a supervisor, we have a responsibility to encourage and support the research students in our care to develop effective professional networks. In this short presentation, we will suggest some ways that we can do this in a supportive and practical way.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development

     12 July 2022

    Online training materials only - all training materials will be released on the day of the session to all those who have registered

     

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    Incorporating mentoring principles into your supervisory practice

    Supervision should be supportive, and should encourage the research student to develop the skills they need to become an effective and independent researcher, as well as providing constructive critical feedback on progress. Whilst all supervisor-student relationships are unique, depending on the personalities and the needs of those involved, and whilst mentoring and supervision are distinct, still incorporating some basic mentoring principles into everyday research supervision can be highly effective. In this session, we consider the benefits of taking this type of approach, and consider practical ways in which it can be used to foster independence, self-confidence and reflection in our research students.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development

    20 July 2022 

    Online training materials only - all training materials will be released on the day of the session to all those who have registered.

     

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    Supporting your research students to manage their research records and make a data management plan

    Whatever your discipline, your research student will keep records of their research and be required to produce a 'data management plan' for registration. In this presentation we consider the many different types of research records and 'data' that research students generate, and how, as supervisors, we can support them to think carefully about how they capture, store and manage the outputs of their research throughout the lifecycle of the project.

     Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development
       Online training materials only
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    Additional

    The following two Supervisor Training Sessions are repeats of those offered in January and February 2022

    Description Date and time Location

    Research and Research Management Training - Supervisor Training - Session 1

    'Designing and registering a research degree, and recruiting students'        

    This session comprises online training materials only.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development

    15 June 2022

    Online training materials will be released on 15 June 2022 and an email with the link to the online training materials will be sent to all those who have registered for this session

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    Research and Research Management Training - Supervisor Training - Session 2

    'Management of a research degree programme, ethical approval, monitoring, progression and examining a research degree'

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development   

    29 June 2022 - online materials only

    6 July 2022 - the Live event will take place between 1.00pm - 2.00pm as a live session via  Online Google Meet

    Online training materials will be released on 29 June 2022  and an email with the link to the online materials will be sent to all those who registered for this session.

    The live online event will take place on 6 July 2022 and an email invitation to the  Google Meet live session will be sent to all those who have registered for this session

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    For further information about the Graduate College sessions or if you would like to discuss your training needs, please contactResearch Degrees Team