Conversations between supervisors and higher-degree-research students

The supervision relationship is a unique type of relationship. While there are distinct roles and expectations for everyone involved in a supervisory team within an institutional framework, there is an acknowledgment of variation and diversity.

The University of Sydney Supervision of Higher Degree by Research Students Policy 2013 states: “Supervisors and students must recognise that every supervisory relationship is unique and will reflect the particular needs, preferences and work styles of those involved”.

This new series of presentations aims to give the opportunity to supervisors and higher-degree-research students (HDRSs) to share aspects of their supervisory experience and identify and reflect on key issues and on how they approached them from their distinct standpoints.

Staff and HDRSs in the faculties of Education and Social Work, Arts and Social Sciences and Law are warmly invited to attend. Interested researchers are welcome to attend any – or all – sessions.

Cost: FREE
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Schedule

Date and time Title Speaker Venue

Monday
October 20
4–5pm

The international dimension
Associate Professor Ruth Phillips and HDRS Jazak Hidayat will discuss their supervision relationship with an emphasis on its international dimension. Jazak’s doctoral research is titled "Contestation of empowerment discourses in dealing with problems faced by indigenous peoples in Kalimantan, Indonesia".

Associate Professor
Ruth Phillips and
Jazak Hidayat

Rm 612
Education Building A35

Monday
October 27
4–5pm

The part-time perspective
Associate Professor David Evans and HDRS Paul Wood will discuss their supervision relationship with an emphasis on its part-time dimension. Paul’s doctoral thesis is titled "Exploring how principals construct knowledge in support of students with disruptive behaviour in NSW primary schools".

Associate Professor David Evans and Paul Wood

Rm 612
Education Building A35