Changing the shape of Doctoral Supervision Training at Coventry University

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A community blog, on doctoral supervision relationships and pedagogies

This is a guest post by Nikki Harkin, Assistant Lecturer – Research Capability & Development at Coventry University. Nikki delivers the Doctoral Supervision Programme at Coventry University.

A crop field with a wind turbine close up, and many other wind turbines far away in the background.
The ‘winds of change’ as we adapt supervisor training for the contemporary context

Coventry University are host to around 800 PGRs across 13 Research Centres. In September 2020, Coventry University had one of the largest PGR intakes we have seen with 139 PGRs starting their research degree with us. In response to the ever-increasing numbers of PGRs, Coventry University’s approach to doctoral supervision development has changed over the years.

Preceding the current Doctoral Supervision Programme at Coventry University, we ran a single, 7-week long course with compulsory weekly face-to-face meetings and online activities. Difficulties with attendance at all of the meetings and completing all online work meant that only a third of the registered participants were able to complete the course. Academics were…

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