April 14, 2022, by Lisa Chin

Join our next Research Supervisor Series

Support for research supervisors

The University is committed to developing and maintaining the highest standards in doctoral supervision. As part of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) requirements for all postgraduate research (PGR) supervisors to attend supervisory training sessions, we at the the Graduate School have put together some of the most relevant topics to support your research supervision.

Research Supervisor Series

This series of seminars and talks is aimed at University staff involved in research supervision of masters and doctoral students. They cover topics that are essential for MQA requirements and also have been highlighted by supervisors as areas where they would like more advice and practice-sharing opportunities.

Responding to postgraduate students in difficulty and managing complaints

Friday 29 April 2022
10am – 12nn

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This session will explore the challenges faced by postgraduate students and identify the appropriate approaches in your capacity as a supervisor. It will also examine the procedures of handling complaints in accordance to the University’s guidelines and discuss strategies as well as best practices in dealing with difficultly complex situations.

Learning outcomes

    • Identify the challenges faced by doctoral students and examine steps of what to do about them.

    • Understand your role and the limits of your responsibility towards students in difficulty.

    • Distinguish scenarios when (and when not) to intervene.

    • Develop and discuss strategies for dealing with more complex and difficult situations.

Target audience

All research supervisors

Upcoming sessions

The *tentative list of upcoming sessions is as follows:

3. Introduction to UNM’s Quality Manual expectations for PGRs
24 June 2022, 10am – 12nn
Dr Eunice Ngai, Associate Professor at the School of Biosciences

4. The art of supervision
29 July 2022, 10am – 12nn
Dr Jessica Price, Associate Professor at the School of Psychology and Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FOSE)

5. Attracting & appointing strong doctoral candidates
26 August 2022, 10am – 12nn
Dr Kean Wah Lee, Associate Professor at the School of Education

6. The role of the internal examiner
30 September 2022, 10am – 12nn
Professor Chung-Lim Law, Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering (FOSE)

7. Managing postgraduate research students’ progress
28 October 2022, 10am – 12nn
Professor Pau-Loke Show, Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

8. Contemporary issues in supervising research students
25 November 2022, 10am – 12nn
Professor Steve Janssen, Head of School of Psychology

The full details will be made available in due course. For any query or more information, please email to RAD@nottingham.edu.my.

*We have made every effort to ensure that the information in this advert was accurate when published. Please note, however, that the nature of the content means that it is subject to change from time to time, and you should therefore consider the information to be guiding rather than definitive.

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