NAIRTL – Research Supervisor Support and Development workshop


Location: River Lee Hotel, Cork

Date: April 7th, 10-4pm 

Building on the national curriculum for Postgraduate Supervisor Support and Development devised by a NAIRTL working group, this one day workshop will address key areas in the lifecycle of supervising a research postgraduate student.

Using reflective exercises and a peer-learning approach, workshop participants will engage in discussions and explore case studies focussed on common issues faced by supervisors such as “The modern doctorate and changing role of the Supervisor”,  “the Supervisors’ roles and responsibilities”, “Fostering student independence” and “Supervision styles”.

The workshop is offered to all staff employed in Higher Education in Ireland who have, or will have, a supervisory role in relation to postgraduate research students.

Attendance is free but registration is required to ensure your place at this workshop. To register please complete the online form at

It is envisaged that this workshop will be the first of a two part workshop format that addresses the key issues that may be experienced by a supervisor as they support a student going through the PhD lifecycle from initial recruitment to the final exam.

This workshop is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education as part of their National Seminar series.