Epigeum has recently published Supervising Doctoral Studies, a programme of eight online courses created in collaboration with leading international universities, designed to support universities in ensuring all staff members involved in the supervision of doctoral candidates are well equipped to deal with emerging challenges in this continually changing field.
As higher education institutions prepare for the new academic year attentions inevitably turn to the standards of teaching; arguably the role of the supervisor has never been more complex or important, particularly at post-graduate level. This programme was designed to meet this demand and provide a gold standard for supervising doctoral candidates by providing the most up to date thinking in supervisory techniques.
Supervisors will be guided through a series of short, focussed activities that will help them to navigate effectively through all the issues surrounding supervision, from selecting the best doctoral candidates to preparing candidates for examination, designed to save both the supervisor and the candidate a tremendous amount of precious time and stress! Guidance is enhanced and reinforced through the frequent use of interactive activities such as the one below; clicking on each section brings up text which encourages the participant to think about each topic in relation to selecting appropriate doctoral students.
Dr Douglas Halliday from Durham University and Lead Advisor on Supervising Doctoral Studies says of the course:
“This online programme draws on the experiences of leading experts in the area of supervision. Epigeum uses the online environment in an engaging, stimulating and thought provoking manner. These courses have much to offer both new and experienced supervisors. Any institution adopting this programme can be confident that it will have a positive and long-lasting impact on the experience of doctoral candidates.”
For information on course features, pricing, and for a chance to preview the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wendy Harbottle on +44 (0) 7970 546524. See for yourself how Supervising Doctoral Studies can help ensure your university is providing the highest standard of support for your doctoral candidates.