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Active listening in practice

In this video, we demonstrate how active listening can be done in practice. Do you agree with these suggestions or do you have other ones? Please share them in the …

Managing expectations

In the first week of this course, we have already mentioned that explicitly discussing mutual expectations is a crucial factor in the effectiveness of cooperation within the supervisory team and …

What makes a great PhD 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 …

Welcome to the course

Welcome to the course Successful PhD Supervision: a Shared Journey! In this course you will explore how to best support your PhD candidate throughout the trajectory, how to establish a …

Wrapping up the week

Congratulations on completing the first week of this course, Effective PhD Supervision, a shared journey. We hope you found it stimulating and inspiring. At the beginning of the course we …

Tips and tools for career coaching

Career coaching is increasingly recognised as an integral aspect of PhD supervision. This is backed up by an emerging body of academic studies into the effect of career coaching on …

Why bother with career perspectives?

Supervisors may feel that their core task is to coach and guide the PhD candidates in their academic research process. There is however more to doing a PhD than learning …

Preparing for the final year

During the last year of the PhD trajectory, your main focus as a supervisor should be helping the student in clearing the path for the final stretch, as well as …

Maintaining the rhythm

After the first year, both the PhD candidate and the supervisors move towards an exciting and rewarding phase of the PhD project. It is a productive time, in terms of …

One piece of advice

Congratulations on completing the course! We hope that the resources, tips and moments of reflection we have presented during these three weeks have inspired you to become an even better …

How do you socialise your PhD students?

In addition to the influence of the social context on you, you also have an impact on your social context, and in particular on your PhD students. You are a …