Tag Archives: supervision

the viva and the supervisor

Last week I reached thirty two. Thirty two doctoral researchers who successfully defended their research. Thirty two Doctors let loose on the world. And two things are now on my mind. Not thirty two. Just two. The first thing I’m … Continue reading

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that bleeding thesis…

No. I’m not cussing. Let me explain why. My colleague Brigitte Nerlich sent me an email the other day. She said: I was talking to a PhD student (not one of mine) and this student repeatedly used a metaphor which … Continue reading

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co–writing with your supervisor – the authorship question

A doctoral researcher recently told me, and several others who were in the room at the same time, that he wanted to write a journal article. Good eh. No. Not really. The trouble was that his supervisor insisted on being … 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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troubleshooting research supervision

This is a guest post by Catherine Flynn and Kerry Brydon, both social work academics at Monash University, Australia. We read with interest Rebecca Coles’ recent account of the challenges of research supervision, from the perspective of a PhD student. … Continue reading

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why supervisions can be hard

This post is from Rebecca Coles, a doctor-in-waiting at The University of Nottingham. She has recently handed in her thesis (yippee and well done), an ethnographic study examining what counts as ‘education’ at an independent ‘art house’ cinema. When I … Continue reading

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supervision as an ethic of care

I’ve been posting about how we learn to supervise. There have been three guest posts on the topic in addition to my own, and two of them – here and here – have focused on the pedagogic strategies used in … Continue reading

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