This article will explain what assistance you can expect from your First Supervisor and Supervisory during your registration.

The role of a supervisor is to provide regular, consistent supervision, mentoring, guidance and training for a PGRS during their registration for a Research Degree.

At the PGRS’s initial induction meeting it is expected that the PGRS meets with the whole supervisory team to discuss and agree the roles of each supervisor and agree formal regular supervisory team meetings. Vitae provides guidance on Supervision and Key Relationships which is helpful for both PGRS and supervisors.

In addition to the supervisory team, an adviser, or advisers may be nominated to contribute specialised knowledge or to provide a link with an external collaborating body.

For further details please see the Research Degrees Handbook