Supervisor Training & Events

PhD Supervisors at Ulster have access to training sessions with the Doctoral College, both for those new to supervision and those who are more established.

Supervisor Development Programme


Supervisor Development Programme Overview (PDF)


Title of SessionDateLocation
An Introduction to PhD Supervision at Ulster
(for new Supervisors)
26 Aug 2019, 11am-3pm
11 Sept 2019, 9am-1pm
12 Feb 2020, 12pm-4pm
4 March 2020, 12pm-4pm

2F06, Jordanstown  
MI022, Magee  
8K14B, Jordanstown RSVP
E206, Coleraine RSVP

Sharing Best Practice and PhD Supervisor Update
(for established Supervisors)
29 Aug 2019, 10am-12pm
12 Sept 2019, 10am-12pm
22 Apr 2020, 2pm-4pm
29 Apr 2020, 2pm-4pm

E206, Coleraine
2F06, Jordanstown
MI022, Magee RSVP
8K14B, Jordanstown RSVP

Supporting PhD Writing
(Dr Dan Soule, Grammatology)
PhD Supervision: Giving Effective Feedback
(Hugh Kearns, iThinkWell)
27 January 2020, 4-5pmJordanstown RSVP
The Doc (next to UUSU Hub)
Turbocharge Your Writing
(for Supervisors & PhD Researchers)
27 January 2020, 2-4pmJordanstown RSVP
The Doc (next to UUSU Hub)



Epigeum Online Training
All Supervisors have access to online training provision for PhD Supervision (‘Supervision Skills’), available on Blackboard Learn. This course is set up so that you can self-enrol.

Through our institutional subscription, we also have access to the Vitae resources on supervision. Please note you must register using your Ulster email address in order to access these, and indeed other, resources on the Vitae website.

Hugh Kearns' website with free resources and downloadable templates.

Book by Hugh Kearns and John Finn on 'Supervising PhD Students: A Practical Guide and Toolkit' (2018). (A copy of this book is given to those PhD Supervisors who attend the Supervisor Development Programme training courses.


Any queries, please contact Lisa Thompson, Doctoral Development Manager, Doctoral College: