Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds Worldwide each year, thousands of PhD students start a research and learning trajectory that takes several years. The PhD students are supervised by academics like yourself, who support them to the best of their abilities. As PhD supervisors you have a crucial role in the academic and professional development of PhD candidates. Yet often you do so without support or formal training. By following this course, you’ll be better prepared for the gratifying, yet challenging task of being a guide and a coach of PhD candidates. By learning to identify the needs of your PhD students at the various moments in time, you’ll be able to switch between motivation styles and feel more at ease in your role.
Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds This will result in an improved quality of the doctoral thesis, its timely completion and an optimal education of the next generation of scholars for all types of future careers.
Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds At the University of Groningen, we have ample experience supporting supervisors in providing excellent academic coaching for PhD candidates. During this course, active academic supervisors, trainers and PhD candidates will share their insights with you. This course stimulates you to develop your own learning experience. You will consider your role during several important phases of the PhD trajectory while investigating what it means to develop and maintain a mutually beneficial working relationship with your doctoral candidate. This involves creating a safe, inclusive and stimulating work environment. This course will provide you with the tips and tools to have inspiring coaching conversations, to set clear expectations, and to provide effective feedback.
Skip to 1 minute and 50 seconds Throughout this course, you will reflect on yourself on how your context influences your supervision style and on what kind of role model you would like to be for your PhD student.
Skip to 2 minutes and 3 seconds If you want to develop as a PhD supervisor, join us!