Early careers researchers and academics receive little to no on-going training for providing support to doctoral students. In light of this, this book addresses the needs of prospective and current supervisors of doctoral students, by providing you with guidance on: • Engaging with the process of selecting researchers and developing reliable expectations, • Identifying the most effective supervisory style and your role in shaping students’ skills, • How you can contribute to your students’ progress and reflective practices, • Your role in the final assessment stages, and how your support can extend beyond their studies. Through a wide range of multidisciplinary case studies, you will find valuable guidance on how to support your students, and be empowered in the process.
Part I: Engaging with the process
- How can you make a good start?
- What are the regulatory requirements and responsibilities of supervisors and doctoral researchers?
- How can you develop realisable expectations?
- What resources and support can you draw on?
Part II: Success is in the detail
- How can you supervise with purpose in a dynamic context?
- What will be the most effective supervisory style?
- What is your role in developing doctoral researchers’ skills?
- How can you make your supervision inclusive?
Part III: Progressing towards successful completion