Working with your supervisor

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Working with your supervisor: negotiating skills for HDR candidates 

It's likely that you have never had a teacher/student relationship quite like the one you will have with your supervisor. Even the happyiest student/supervisor relationships will have occasional moments of misunderstanding and tension due to the nature of research itself. If you have aspirations to be an academic yourself, now is the time to start thinking about what sort of supervisor you would like to be. Come along to learn about some of the common problems that develop during a research degree and some strategies for solving them. This workshop will help you understand why the PhD is 'taught' the way it is and how to position yourself to get the most out of the experience.

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • understand common problems that occur between students and supervisors and what (if anything) you can do to prevent them happening
  • know your rights and responsibilities according to ANU policy

This workshop series is available to all HDR students. It is also part of the Science, Health and Medicine Career Development Framework program and can be counted as a valid activity. All these workshops will help you earn CDS points!

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