Support for PGR supervision
Information and guidance for staff who supervise research students.
Code of Practice
Expectations and responsibilities of University of Edinburgh postgraduate research supervisors are set out in the University's Code of Practice for Supervisors and Research Students.
Fundamentals of PhD Supervision
All new supervisors are expected to complete the online course, Fundamentals of PhD Supervision. This should be renewed every five years by continuing supervisors.
More information on this course can be found on the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) pages
University level support and resources for supervision
Institute for Academic Development (IAD)
The IAD has pages for postgraduate research supervisors with resources and links.
Student Disability Service
Online Mental Health training sessions for staff, delivered on MS Teams, are available for booking via MyEd (Training and Event booking). These run regularly during the academic year.
To find these sessions:
- Go to MyEd, and click 'News & Events'
- Under 'Events' you will see the 'Training and event booking' option to click.
- Select Student Disability Services in the drop down tab, and look for 'Mental health Training for Staff'
Student Counselling Service
The Student Counselling Service has resources and information on supporting distressed students, as well as links to online training for staff.
The Careers Service
The Careers Service has a page with links to resources and information for PGR supervisors.