Academic Services

Student-Supervisor relationship

Expectations on contact and supervisory meetings and what happens if the supervisory relationship breaks down.

The student-supervisor relationship is vital to all research degrees. Therefore close contact between supervisors and students is essential.

Respect, trust, confidence and fairness are essential elements of the student-supervisor relationship. Most interpersonal problems between students and supervisors can be avoided if students and supervisors contribute responsibly and professionally to their working relationship by being respectful, courteous, punctual and conscientious.

The University’s Dignity and Respect policy promotes a positive working and studying culture which every student and member of staff contributes to and within which they can fulfill their potential.

Dignity and Respect

Contact and supervisory meetings

Agreeing the purpose and frequency of meetings and record keeping.

What happens if the supervisory relationship breaks down

Support for the supervisory relationship and where to seek advice.