Face-to-face workshops for supervisors of graduate researchers

Our face-to-face workshops for supervisors of graduate researchers focus on issues relevant to academic staff from across disciplines and with varying levels of experience. It provides supervisors with an opportunity to be informed about new policy, to develop new skills, expand networks and find ways to better support their students.

All sessions are free, and attendance is recorded in Themis. Attendance also contributes towards meeting the requirements of  Supervisor registration.The workshops are tailored for new supervisors and experienced supervisors.

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MENTAL HEALTH ESSENTIALS FOR ACADEMIC SUPERVISORS

Graduate supervision entails a long term obligation to a student during which many issues, both personal and study-related, may arise and contribute to mental health concerns. This 2.5 hour workshop is designed to give academic supervisors a basic overview of mental health, including indicators of mental health distress, issues of privacy, confidentiality and duty of care, and an understanding of where to access additional resources, services and support. Participants will have the opportunity to work through specifically designed case studies with CAPS staff and discuss issues in small group settings.

The workshop has been developed in response to requests from many academic supervisors who, during recent supervisor training, noted their need for more information on, and understanding of, mental health issues and questions of duty of care toward their graduate students.  Recent statistics suggest that one in four young adults experience mental health problems with higher prevalence rates amongst University students.

Please note that this workshop is an offering of professional development for supervisors of graduate researchers in addition to the online course, and the core Graduate Research Supervisor Workshop. Attendance at this workshop will be recorded in Themis, but it will not apply for the purposes of gaining or maintaining registration as a supervisor.

Registration is now open:

DATETIMEVENUEREGISTRATION
08 September 201710:00am - 12:30pm207 Bouverie St-B103 (Theatre 1) MapRegister Online

SUPERVISING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: KEY POINTS TO SUCCESS

This session will discuss strategies and approaches for supervising international students across the HASS and STEMM disciplines. Particular focus will be on approaches to selecting students and supporting them to successful confirmation, as well as the trigger points as they progress to completion.

Please note that this workshop is an offering of professional development for supervisors of graduate researchers in addition to the online course, and the core Graduate Research Supervisor Workshop. Attendance at this workshop will be recorded in Themis, but it will not apply for the purposes of gaining or maintaining registration as a supervisor.

Registration is now open

DATETIMEVENUEREGISTRATION
28 September 201710:00am - 12:00pm207 Bouverie St-B103 (Theatre 1) MapRegister Online

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHAIRS OF GRADUATE RESEARCHER ADVISORY COMMITTEES

This session will provide important information to guide Advisory committee chairs.  It will cover issues such as appropriate supervisory behaviors; conflict of interest; and how to effectively navigate the challenges that can emerge in supervision.

Please note that this workshop is an offering of professional development for supervisors of graduate researchers in addition to the online course, and the core Graduate Research Supervisor Workshop. Attendance at this workshop will be recorded in Themis, but it will not apply for the purposes of gaining or maintaining registration as a supervisor.

Registration is now open

DATETIMEVENUEREGISTRATION
09 October 201712:00pm - 02:00pmAlan Gilbert Building -120 (Theatre 4) MapRegister Online

GRADUATE RESEARCH SUPERVISOR WORKSHOP

This workshop augments successful supervision of graduate researchers by providing updates and information on the key responsibilities of academic supervisors at the University of Melbourne including:

  • Facilitating the timely completion of graduate research
  • Monitoring the quality of research in progress
  • Knowing the relevant policy frameworks and requirements for graduate researchers
  • Assisting graduates to develop transferable skills and prepare for their careers

All supervisors of graduate researchers are required to complete training in order to become registered as a supervisor, and to complete a refresher of that training every five years to maintain their status as a registered supervisor, as stated in the University policy. For this purpose, attendance is recorded in Themis.

Suitable for

This workshop is particularly relevant for new supervisors, and supervisors new to the University of Melbourne, but is suitable for all supervisors of graduate researchers. All experienced supervisors of graduate researchers at the University of Melbourne can also take the supervisor training online as a refresher to maintain their registration, completion of which will also be recorded in Themis.

For further information about being registered as a supervisor of graduate researchers at the University of Melbourne, please go to the Staff Hub:

Registration is now open:

DATETIMEVENUEREGISTRATION
7 December 201710:00am - 1:00pmMSD-B121 (Malaysian Theatre) - MapRegister Online

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Enquiries and contacts

Professor Sophie Arkoudis
s.arkoudis@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 3 8344 7434

For general queries about the program, including assistance with registration, please contact:

Ms Aminata Doumbia
adoumbia@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 3 8344 5355