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To complement our series for doctoral students, this video is intended - mainly - for their supervisors

This video featured in The Guardian Higher Education Network, 8 June 2017

The Outstanding Supervisors Video -
how to supervise a doctorate

In this video, three experienced academics, all shortlisted for a national award for Outstanding Research Supervisor, share their ideas and insights about supervising a doctorate. And their students explain why they nominated their supervisors for the award.  This video was made in cooperation with University of Warwick, London School of Economics and Queen's University Belfast.

The complete video is available in our  NEW  mobile app, Dr.App, or as a separate half hour video.  Ask us about a preview or purchasing a licence.

The video is a unique resource for anyone new to doctoral supervision, and will help more experienced supervisors to reflect on their practice. It will also help research students understand what to expect from their supervisors.

Topics include judging the right balance between being supportive and challenging, how the relationship changes as a doctoral project proceeds, how to take an interest in the whole person, not just the researcher, and how supervision fits into an academic career.

Academic consultant: Prof John Wakeford (Missenden Centre)

The Angel Productions videos for research students now include 3 titles about supervision:
  • The Good Supervision Video helps students understand what they should expect from supervisors (and can help supervisors understand their role).

  • The Bad Supervision Video   NEW  helps students decide what to do if they have problems in their relationship with supervisors.

  • The Outstanding Supervisors Video (details above) helps supervisors to reflect on their practice.