7.3 Supervision of Research Students

1. It is the University’s policy that each student will have a minimum of one main supervisor, who will be part of a supervisory team. At least two members of staff must be involved in the supervision of each research student. Further guidance on joint supervision, the criteria for appointing supervisors, the responsibilities of the main and second supervisor, and the normal supervisory load, are provided in section 4 of the Handbook for Supervisors of Research Degrees, which is available online and from the Graduate School.

2. Training for supervisors is provided on a regular basis by the Graduate School, via the Centre for the Development of Staff and Academic Practice.