Graduate School

Support for Research Supervisors

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Our Commitment

The Graduate School is committed to providing strategic advice around doctoral programmes, and a range of activities and resources to support Research Supervisors to develop and maintain the highest standards in doctoral supervision.


Supervising Doctoral Students

Online Modules

A set of self-directed online modules for new supervisors, and those who have more experience. It has interactive content such as videos, quizzes, and a personal portfolio. Available to staff at all of our international campuses.

Video resources

Although aimed a research students, supervisors tell us that they find these resources useful too.


Repository for all things ‘supervisor’, including webinar and lectures recordings.


Contemporary issues in supervision

Interactive and dynamic workshop with individual activities, group discussions and taught inputs. 

  • Explore your own expectations of research supervision.
  • Contrast your expectations with those of other supervisors, PGR students and the national and institutional regulatory frameworks.
  • Discuss and identify the characteristics of an effective supervisors over the early, mid and closing stages of a research degree.
  • Explore how the University’s regulations & Quality Manual support these stagesReflect on your own preferred supervisory management style.

Talks & Seminars

Research Supervisor Seminars

Aimed at all University staff involved in research, this seminar series aims to inform on a wide range of supervision topics. It is delivered by colleagues from around the University, external speakers and Graduate School staff.

Details of seminars and booking here

If you have any suggestions or would like to lead a session please contact Cathy Gibbons

Bespoke in-School sessions

The Graduate School can work with you to design a session that meets your local needs. Normally delivered in a workshop-style to 12 or more attendees. Please contact the Head of Researcher Development, Parmjit Dhugga to discuss your school needs.


The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
A floor, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400

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