June 21, 2022, by Lisa Chin

Join our next Research Supervisor Series

Our training provision 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 Graduate School have put together some of the most relevant topics to support your research supervision.

*Important note: All PGR supervisors (main and co) are expected to attend at least two supervisory training offered by the Graduate School.

Our 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.

Introduction to UNM’s Quality Manual expectations for PGRs

Friday 24 June 2022
10am – 12nn
Online via MS Teams

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At the University of Nottingham, all research students follow a series of assessments and monitoring throughout their period of supervised study. The basic principles of the assessment and monitoring process (i.e. supervision and annual review) are common to all research students and all years of registration. This session aims to share information on key stages of the annual review process and roles of supervisor in meeting the university requirements and ensuring satisfactory progression. Case studies involving common and uncommon scenarios will also be highlighted and discussed.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the importance of monitoring research students annual progression

  • Understand the key stages of research students annual review process

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of key parties (students, supervisor, internal assessor) in ensuring satisfactory progression

  • Practise finding solutions to common progression issues through practical case studies

Target audience

All research supervisors

Upcoming sessions

The **tentative list of upcoming sessions is as follows:

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.

**Note: 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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