Graduate College supervisor training

  • Academic Year 2019/2020

    Semester 1 2019

    All sessions are held on a Wednesday unless otherwise stated.

    Please note, there is no need to book a place on these sessions. Just attend and sign the attendance register that will be circulated during the training session.

    Description Date and time Location

    Induction Session for new Research Students

    All supervisors should ensure that new students attend this session.

    30 October

    10.30am - 4.30pm

     CLC 1.05

    Welcome Reception for new Research Students and Networking Social Event for continuing Research Students and Supervisors

    Please remember that all Supervisors are invited to join their students at this networking Welcome Reception event.

    30 October from 5.00pm   JHB 408

    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  

     6 November 12.00pm - 1.30pm

    JHB 205 

    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.

    Dr Sarah Quinton, Chair of the University's Research Ethics Committee  

    4 December

    11.00am - 1.00pm 

    Gibbs 537

    Semester 2 2020

    All sessions are held on a Wednesday unless otherwise stated.

    Please note, there is no need to book a place on these sessions. Just attend and sign the attendance register that will be circulated during the training session.

    Description Date and time Location

    Research and Research Management Training - Supervisor Training - Session 1

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

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development 

    22 January

    1.00pm - 4.30pm 

    TBC

    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   

    19 February 

    1.00pm - 4.30pm 

    TBC

    Annual Graduate College Research Student Exhibition and Competition

    All postgraduate research students - at research masters and doctoral level - are invited to submit and showcase their work at the 2020 Graduate College Annual Research Student Exhibition.

    The event itself will take place on 22 and 23 April 2020 and will run between 10am – 5.30pm in The Forum, JHBB.

    Prize-giving and a light buffet lunch will take place from 12.15pm on 3 April in JHB 128 Executive Suite.

    Supervisors should encourage their students to take part and are also invited to the Exhibition and the lunch.

    Contact: Matthew Kidd - email: mkidd@brookes.ac.uk to register your interest in taking part in this event

    22 -23 April

    10.00am - 5.30pm

    Exhibition held in the Forum - John Henry Brookes Building

    Prize-giving and lunch in JHB 128 Executive Suite

    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 HEFCE requirements and the University's current Research Strategy.

    Professor Susan Brooks, Director of Researcher Development

    20 May 

    12.00pm - 3.00pm 

    TBC

    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

    8 July

    4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

    TBC

    For further information about the Graduate College sessions or if you would like to discuss your training needs, please contact Jill Organ, Research Degrees Team: jorgan@brookes.ac.uk.