Resources and tools
A range of resources and tools which may be useful for staff who supervise research students.
Code of Practice for Supervisors and Research Students – Resource Pack
Here are a number of resources for students and supervisors based on the University Code of Practice for Supervisors and Research Students (PDF)
Training Needs Analysis
Here is a tool which you can use with your student to identify skill sets and training needs. It is mapped to the Researcher Development Framework. (Please scroll to the bottom of the doctoral researcher navigation menu page - you will see the training analysis is available to download there. There are two versions of the form available)
This is a link to a number of writing resources which may be useful to look over with your student.
Ethics and integrity
Online self-enrol course for doctoral researchers:
This is a link to a collection of resources and information on research ethics and integrity. It was written to be aimed at staff but would also be helpful for doctoral researchers.
Managing Difficult Conversations
This is a link to an online guide called 'managing difficult conversations' which has a section specifically for PGR Supervisors.
Supporting Students with Mental Health
This is a link to resources which can be used to support students with mental health problems.
You may find the following useful in your supervision role:
Vitae: supervising a doctorate (login with your University of Edinburgh login details)
The Supervision Whisperers Blog An Australian based blog which shares advice and information on a range of different supervision themes