Supervisor Training & Events

Supervisor Development Programme


Supervisor Development Programme Overview (PDF)


Title of SessionDateLocation
An Introduction to PhD Supervision at Ulster
(for new Supervisors)
6 Feb 2019, 1-5pm
20 Feb 2019, 1-5pm
27 March, 1-5pm
E206, Coleraine
MI022, Magee
PhD Supervisor Update
(for established Supervisors)
6 Mar 2019, 2-4pm
13 Mar 2019, 2-4pm
20 Mar 2019, 2.4pm
2F06, Jordanstown
E206, Coleraine
MI022, Magee
Supporting PhD Writing
(Dr Dan Soule, Grammatology)
30 Jan 2019, 1-4pm
26 June 2019, 1-4pm
E207, Coleraine
MI022, Magee
PhD Supervision: Giving Effective Feedback
(Hugh Kearns, iThinkWell)
25 Feb 2019, 3.30pm
26 Feb 2019, 3.30pm
E206, Coleraine
Loughview (8H01), Jordanstown
Turbocharge Your Writing
(for Supervisors & PhD Researchers)
25 Feb 2019, 1.15pm
26 Feb 2019, 1.15pm
E206, Coleraine
Loughview (8H01), Jordanstown

Further information and booking is at:



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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