Supervising postgraduate research students is undoubtedly one of the most satisfying, but also one of the most challenging aspect of academic life. This resource for supervisors of postgraduate research (PGR) students at the University of Exeter is here to help you, and help you to enjoy supervising research students. You’ll find a range of resources and suggestions for working with your research students, including ideas for supporting students’ learning, developmental opportunities and workshops for new and experienced supervisors, wider reading for supervisors and links to College handbooks (where available), as well as everything you need to know about administrative requirements.

This resource has been developed as a result of collaboration between colleagues in the Academic Policy and Standards Office and  Education Enhancement, in discussion with experienced supervisors from across the University.

Professor Andrew McRae
Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Research

Please send any comments regarding these pages to the Doctoral College (Doctoral.College@exeter.ac.uk)