BUiLD workshop – Research Supervision, Thursday 16 May

One of the most consequential relationships in a researcher’s career is the one they form with their PhD supervisor, yet too often, project timelines and the pragmatics of conducting research are emphasised at the expense of developing a strong student-supervisor relationship. This BUiLD workshop consequently aims to peel back the layers of a real student-supervisor relationship in an effort to answer a question that should be central to supervisors and students alike: What does good supervision look like?

The workshop will be jointly conducted by Prof Robert McLaughlin and his former doctoral student, Dr. Tamsin Paige. During the workshop:

  • Professor McLaughlin (Director, Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra) will give his perspective as a supervisor, with a particular emphasis on key features of good supervision and some strategies for how he has addressed problems with students.
  • Dr Paige (Deakin Law School) will share some of her experiences as a research student, both the positives and some of the struggles. She will also discuss the impact that supervision has had on her career and the strategies she took to address difficulties or problems within the supervision relationship.

After their presentations, Dr Paige and Prof McLaughlin will lead a Q&A.

Light refreshments will be served.

Off-campus students and staff are invited to join the debate via VMP BL 3 39324.

Select one of the links below to register:

Burwood campus

Waterfront campus

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

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