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Thesis Information: Supervisors

Consultation Service

The Graduate Research School Dean, Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith, and the Manager, Andrew Lonie, offer an independent and confidential 1:1 consultation service for supervisors to discuss issues and challenges. Contact gradresearch@otago.ac.nz for an appointment.

Workshops for Supervisors of Graduate Research Candidates

HEDC, in conjunction with Graduate Research School, run workshops for supervisors including:

  • Building a positive relationship with postgraduate students

  • Recruiting postgraduate students

  • Assisting postgraduate students to write

  • Providing quality postgraduate supervision

  • Doctoral supervision: the early phase

  • Assisting students to engage with the literature

  • Helping postgraduate students to read and write critically (for Sciences & Health Sciences postgraduate supervisors)

  • Examining a doctoral thesis

  • Preparing postgraduate students for the oral examination

Doctoral study and supervision

Quality in Postgraduate Research features conference papers on the development and delivery of doctoral education.