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. We also support Supervisors and students funded from UKRI sources and manage the studentship funding from these.


Hear your colleagues share their insights - videos


Discuss supervision issues with your colleagues - face-to-face events

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.

Contemporary issues in supervision

This course is designed for academic staff who supervise doctoral students and would welcome the opportunity to reflect upon and develop their role in the supervision process. 

Examining a doctoral

This workshop is for academic staff undertaking the role of internal or external examiner of a doctoral thesis for the first time. It will help supervisors identify how they can best prepare their students for this examination.


Explore your training and development - online course

Supervising Doctoral Studies (SDS) online course

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.

Your University of Nottingham Context - PDF E-book

This e-book provides advice specific to the University of Nottingham supervision environment.

Index of Supervising Doctoral Studies course content

This searchable pdf contains an index of key themes and indicates where the content can be found within the online course.


Contact the Graduate School researcher training and development team

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

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