Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Compulsory supervisor briefing events - introduction

For those new to the role of supervising PhD students, and for those who need to renew their training after 5 years, we organise a Supervisor Briefing.

This three-hour briefing will provide all supervisors with the information and support required for their role at the University of Edinburgh.

How often do they run?

We run college and school-specific events several times per year.

What do they cover?

The briefings are designed to provide supervisors with information on University expectations, including regulations, procedures and support for their role.

The session will also allow for opportunities to reflect on and discuss the process of supervising PhD students, including case studies and strategies for dealing with the challenges.

Dates and how to book

Once briefing dates have been set, they will feature on the University's event booking channel, available via MyEd, and the A-Z and booking page in this section.

A-Z of workshops and briefings for supervisors - info and online booking

If no dates are listed for your area, please check back in future.


You can also email us at the email address below if you have any questions about the briefing or upcoming availability.


Research student training and development

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