CHASE Workshops for Supervisors

CHASE Workshops for Supervisors return for 2019-20 with a range of events for faculty across CHASE DTP. All arts and humanities supervisors are welcome, regardless of how students are funded.

The half day workshops begin with lunch at 12.30 for a 13.00 start. Attendance includes a complimentary ticket to the Foundling Museum (map).

About the Facilitator

Dr Catherine Pope has run over 140 workshops for research students and academic staff across many universities. Since completing her PhD at the University of Sussex in 2014, she has worked as a lecturer, researcher developer, and freelance trainer.

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Supporting PhD Students - Practical Tips for Improving the Supervisory and Doctoral Experience
Tuesday 24 September | 12.30-17.00| The Foundling Museum, Brunswick Sq, London

Are you a PhD supervisor or about to become one? If so, this half-day interactive workshop provides you with practical tips, resources, and ideas for improving the supervisory relationship.
Through group discussion and exercises, we’ll address the key challenges of supporting research students throughout their PhD and guiding them to successful completion. Topics include coaching techniques, academic writing, and managing the impact of mental health issues.

Register for the September or May workshop


Promoting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Doctoral Supervision
Thursday 14 May | 12.30-17.00|  The Foundling Museum, Brunswick Sq, London

A recent study by the University of California suggested that 47% of PhD students were living with depression; this rose to 64% in the Arts & Humanities. In Higher Education we have a collective responsibility to promote the wellbeing of both our students and each other.
This workshop is designed to offer practical advice, tools, and ideas for creating a supportive environment for everyone involved in the doctoral supervision process.

Register here


Supervising Academic Writing
Wednesday 27 May | 12.30-17.00 | The Foundling Museum, Brunswick Sq, London

Writing academically is often the area where PhD students struggle most, yet it’s an activity that is rarely discussed. This interactive workshop demystifies the process by identifying common problems and offering practical solutions for supporting students at every stage.

Register here