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Texts & Tools

You will find here a collection of contributions of different authors sharing their ideas, views or lessons learnt during their professional development. Please feel encouraged to comment on the contributions and share your experiences on the various topics. If you would like to add your own contribution, please get in contact with us.

Professionalizing Supervision

It is shown in many studies, that supervision is the most influential factor on PhD satisfaction and has also been linked with timely completion. While the significance and impact of good supervisory practice is not questioned, however, there is less consensus on a definition of good supervisor practice and, in particular, on the kinds of support which can be provided by universities in order to improve it. The need to offer training is nowadays widely mentioned by university leaders. However, there is not that much material or tools available for those, who actually want to run a workshop for supervisors or who want to provide tools for supervisors to help them reflect on and improve their practice.

We believe in knowledge-sharing as a competitive advantage and try to achieve this with interactive webinars organised by professionals, for professionals. Our second webinar aimed at professionals who want to set up, improve or reflect on their training offers in transferable skills.

Watch the webinar with Verity Eston and Christian Dumpidak an Transferable Skills Training recorded in November 2018!