Resources for Postgraduate Research Supervisors
Main supervisors at the University of Dundee are obliged under the Research Degrees Quality Code to have completed supervisor training as a condition for accreditation. Supervisors are also expected to refresh this training every five years.
At present, the required in-house training consists of two main components:
- Core supervisor training, delivered by OPD
- Online training in research integrity, provided by the Doctoral Academy
Core training is currently being delivered on a School by School basis, and consists of a morning or afternoon of live webinars and supplementary a self-study module accessible on Blackboard Ultra. If you are an individual member of academic teaching staff and wish to access this training you are advised in the first instance to speak to your School’s PGR Lead. From next year, this training will be available to be booked by individuals as part of the OPD programme.
As well as being required to complete core training as a condition for accreditation, the Research Degrees Quality Code also specifies that supervisors have a duty to access further professional development opportunities where possible.
One way supervisors can accomplish this is to attend specialist supervisor training and other relevant training on the OPD programme. You can view alist of OPD workshops for supervisors and other relevant workshops here.