Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Managing and supervising

Guidance and forms on managing and supervising research staff and students.

Management Code of Practice

The University’s Code of Practice for the Management and Career Development of Research Staff outlines a number of areas of responsibility for the researcher, their manager and the University.

Research Staff Code of Practice - Links

Links to the policies and processes referred to throughout the ‘Code of Practice for the Management and Career Development of Research Staff’.

Research student supervision: regulations

Guidelines to help you in your student supervision role.

Researcher development framework

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is a national framework developed for researchers, which aims to help you understand the knowledge, behaviours and attitudes expected of effective and highly skilled researchers.

These video case studies from academic staff and research students at the University of Edinburgh give some insight into the support that PhD students, researchers and senior academic staff have found useful when progressing their academic career.  You may find it useful to view them to further your understanding of what support you could helpfully provide when you are supervising PhD students or managing research staff.

Academic career journeys at Edinburgh



Relevant training: information on supervisor briefing / update events and optional workshops and seminars on research supervision and people management are included in the Developing Your Skills section:

Research supervision and management skills training