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What makes a great PhD supervisor?

In this video you meet several PhD supervisors and PhD students from University of Groningen who share their view on what makes a great supervisor.

So, what makes a great supervisor? What are the qualities, the behaviour, and the characteristics that you see expressed in a great supervisor? Which skills are needed to help the PhD student travel from mountain hut to mountain hut, become a researcher and succeed in producing a successful thesis? In this video you will hear a variety of answers from supervisors and PhD students at the University of Groningen.

Now it is your turn to answer this question. Name three characteristics of a great supervisor and share your experience with the other participants. It might help to think about the supervisors you had in your past academic experience, or examples of great supervisors around you. Can you recall the experiences that made that specific person a great supervisor?

Write them down and save them for later. We also invite you to post your reflections in the discussion section if you wish to share them with other participants.

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Successful PhD Supervision: A Shared Journey

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