Category Archives: supervision

co-writing with your supervisor – do we need a code of good practice?

Yes, universities now promote the practice of doctoral researchers writing with their supervisors, but their advice and support for those involved lags well behind their encouragement. Most universities sign on to the Vancouver protocol, developed by medical researchers, which clarifies … Continue reading

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the PhD supervisor is a mentor

This guest post is written  by Raquel Da Silva. Raquel is  a PhD student at the University of Birmingham at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences. Her research is about the life stories of former political violent activists in Portugal. She … Continue reading

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a double plus bad PhD experience

A few weeks ago someone posted this comment on patter. I think it’s worth reposting. As a non-native English Phd researcher, my conclusion is that doing a PhD written in English language is almost doing a PhD in creative English … Continue reading

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writing centred supervision

I’ve been thinking recently about my own supervision practices, as well as the literatures on supervision. You’d think I’d have this sorted eh, given how much I write about writing. But there’s always lots of room for reflection, learning and … Continue reading

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taking the doctoral walk

This is a guest post from Susan Gollifer, a doctoral researcher in education at The University of Iceland. Susan’s research looks at teachers and human rights curriculum. I am coming towards the end of a two-month Erasmus placement at a … Continue reading

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are we heading for a DIY PhD?

This is an op-ed piece I’ve recently written. It’s still in press but I thought I might give it a little pre-publication outing here. The DIY theme is one I’m doing more work on right now. In the humanities and … Continue reading

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supervision and feedback

So this week there’s a bit of tweet humour about how US grad students might interpret feedback from faculty trained in the UK. If you haven’t seen it here’s a taste. They say “With the greatest respect”, the grad student … Continue reading

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