Supervisor Training & Events

Supervisor Development Programme


Supervisor Development Programme Overview (PDF)


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

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

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

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

Supporting PhD Writing
(Dr Dan Soule, Grammatology)
PhD Supervision: Giving Effective Feedback
(Hugh Kearns, iThinkWell)
27 January 2020, 4pmJordanstown
Details TBC
Turbocharge Your Writing
(for Supervisors & PhD Researchers)
27 January 2020, 2-4pmJordanstown
Details TBC



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).


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

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