Education Honours - Roles and Expectations of Supervisors and Students

As an honours supervisor, you will agree to:

  • Support and guide each honours student through Education Honours Preliminary (EDUF4020), by:
    - reading through and providing feedback for the literature review and research proposal;
    - providing guidance and suggestions on relevant literature for the topic area (including appropriate research methodology).

  • Support and guide each honours student through Education Honours Dissertation (EDUF4021), by:
    - reading through and providing feedback on reports and/or journal articles;
    - providing guidance and suggestions on relevant literature on the topic area (including appropriate data analysis and structure of journals).

  • Establish positive ways of working with students - regular meetings, updates on progress, development towards ethics submission (both HREC and SERAP as required), and project management.

As an honours student, you will agree to:

  • Provide regular updates to your supervisor regarding progress, by:
    - speaking with your supervisor on a regular basis;
    - preparing an agenda of items to talk about when you meet with your supervisor.

  • Provide your supervisor with drafts of your report as you progress. When doing this, please remember to:
    - allow plenty of time (at least one week) for your supervisor to read your draft and provide feedback;
    - carefully read and consider the feedback your supervisor provides.

  • Take the initiative to find out what you need to do next. Although your supervisor will guide and support you, please do not wait for them to tell you.

  • Show the final draft of your report to your supervisor prior to submission.