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UKCGE: Webinar - Outstanding Supervisory Practice 2019

17 Apr, 2019 — 17 Apr, 2019 (UTC +01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna   
UKCGE: Webinar - Outstanding Supervisory Practice 2019
Event summary
This 45-minute webinar features an in-depth Q&A with Prof Helen Gleeson of the University of Leeds, winner of our Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year award at the 2018 THE Awards, and gives participants the chance to ask Prof Gleeson about her approach to research supervision.
Event details

17th April 2019 | 14:00-14:45

Host: Prof Doug Cleaver of Sheffield Hallam University and UKCGE Executive Committee Member

Speaker: Prof Helen Gleeson of Leeds University


Modern research supervision has been re-conceptualised as a form of teaching and supporting learning - and is possibly the subtlest and most complex form of teaching in which we engage.

Today’s crop of outstanding research supervisors no longer passively transmit expertise but actively teach their doctoral candidates about how to research, and support them on their journey to becoming successful, independent researchers.

Our Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year award recognises the achievements of these supervisors, specifically the individual deemed to have created the most supportive, stimulating and inspirational research environment for their doctoral students.

About the Webinar

This webinar is your chance to participate in a Q&A between Professor Helen Gleeson and Professor Doug Cleaver to learn about Professor Gleeson's approach to research supervision, how she teaches and supports doctoral candidates through their transition from students to independent researchers.

Throughout the webinar there will also be the opportunity to put your questions about supervisory practice to both Professor Gleeson and Professor Cleaver.


  • Time
    17 Apr, 2019 — 17 Apr, 2019
    (UTC +01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna

UKCGE: 4th International Conference on Developments in Doctoral Education & Training

08 Apr, 2019 — 09 Apr, 2019 (UTC +01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna   
Event summary
EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF STRUCTURED TRAINING PROGRAMMES 8th - 9th April 2019, The Grand Hotel, Malahide, Dublin
Event details


The adoption of structured training programmes is the most significant change to doctoral education in recent years.

Driven by the expansion of provision, the need for better monitoring and support, growing emphasis by UK Research Councils on formal training, and the move away from the “apprentice” model.

Widely seen as the preferred model for doctoral education, structured programmes are now the norm for most doctoral candidates—both in the UK and internationally.

Emerging as a common theme of discussion at previous ICDDETs, the on-going significance of structured training programmes demand they be explored in greater depth.


Despite widespread adoption, the full impact of their introduction, the advantages and the constraints, has yet to be examined closely.

ICDDET4 will present and examine the evidence on how structured training programmes improve doctoral education, and will bring new insight on how this key development is affecting the postgraduate sector.

Has the structured model focussed resources for doctoral education on a smaller number of institutions? What impact might that have on the future of doctoral education?

To what extent do doctoral cohort programmes reduce social isolation and improve the peer support for doctoral candidates?

How have the different disciplinary groups adopted structured training models, and to what extent is interdisciplinary research enhanced by the structured approach?


ICDDET4 will explore the wider impact of structured doctoral training, for candidates, supervisors and universities, through the following broad conference themes:

    What are the benefits and disadvantages of structured training for individual doctoral candidates?

    What impact do structured training programmes have on inclusivity and diversity? Does a structured approach support or detract from student wellbeing?

    What are the similarities and differences among structured training models in different disciplinary groups?

    Who are other key stakeholders in a structured approach? How can they be best supported?

    What data exists to support the claims that structured training is effective? Are the additional costs of structured training justified?

    What are the most novel and/or effective approaches to structure that are currently being used or developed?

Please register here!

  • Time
    08 Apr, 2019 — 09 Apr, 2019
    (UTC +01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna



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