How is your relationship with your Supervisor?

Webinar: Responding to challenges in the supervisory relationship 3rd June 12:30
Peers for PhDs – The Supervisory Relationship 12th June 12:30 – 2:30pm

We are offering a new webinar that will address some of the potential issues in the researcher-supervisor relationship, from the viewpoint of the PhD researcher and what you might do to improve the situation.  This will be followed by a Peers for PhDs session, where you can discuss your own situation in confidence with other students and make a plan to take things forward.

Webinar: Responding to challenges in the supervisory relationship 3rd June 12:30

The supervision process is a key part of the PhD, but what should you expect from this relationship and what should you do when it does not meet your expectations? This is a session for PhD researchers to reflect on the nature of supervision, the potential issues that might arise, and to explore potential solutions. By taking a discussion-based approach, we will aim to help you recognise any personal barriers and the range of approaches available to overcome these barriers.

During this session, we will also outline the University’s expectations of supervision and the formal steps for reporting issues with supervision.

Presented by Dr Shirley Cooper and Natasha Bradley, PhD student in IPHS

Peers for PhDs – The Supervisory Relationship 12th June 12:30 – 2:30pm

Peers for PhDs is a group ran by PhD students at the University of Liverpool. We aim to improve PGR wellbeing by hosting regular peer-led support sessions and social events for research students from across the university. It is a friendly, welcoming group and a good opportunity to meet other PhD students. Our June session will be on the theme of ‘The Supervisory Relationship’ – we will reflect on our working relationships with our supervisors and what we have done or might do to improve it. Issues with supervisors are a common source of stress and can make students feel isolated. Even if you have a great relationship with your supervisor, you might be able to help others gain perspective or strategies to respond to their current situation.

Further workshops

The LDC Development programme  includes several further upcoming workshops under our ‘Resilience’ theme that may also be of interest to those facing issues or difficult decisions with their research:

Working with Difficult People                            28-May          09:15 – 16:30

Problem Solving and Decision Making             18-Jun            09:15 – 16:30

Getting Unstuck as a Researcher                      19-Jun            10:00 – 15:00

Pushing Beyond Imposter Syndrome                04-Jul              09:15 – 12:30