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"Users appreciate the less formal tone of these videos and being able to access this content as and when they need it. The production values are very good and, particularly for our distance learning research students, these videos are a great addition to our online training materials."
- Brett Dodgson, Graduate School Officer, University of Leicester







The Good Supervision Video

The quality of your relationship with your supervisor or supervisors can be crucial to the progress of your PhD.  Should you think of your supervisor as your teacher, your friend, an authority figure or a resource for your use?  And what should you do if you are not getting the support you need?  This video in our series for doctoral students was made in cooperation with Birkbeck, University of London. It will help students in all institutions and all disciplines to get the best from their supervisors, and can also help supervisors to develop their skills.   The Good Supervision Video



< Play an excerpt here. The complete 30 minute programme is supplied on DVD with full screen broadcast quality video (suitable for uploading to your intranet).



Click here for orders, full previews or enquiries  Advice for students who want to see this video

The Good Supervision Video will help doctoral students: 
  • Understand the supervisor’s role
  • Plan and make good use of supervision meetings
  • Take the lead in supervision meetings
  • Understand differences between disciplines
  • Plan the wider work of PhD research
  • Establish a realistic timetable for completion on time
  • Deal with a ‘busy’ supervisor
  • Understand the UK system if you are from overseas
  • Know what supervisors should and should not expect of you
  • Keep records of supervision meetings
  • Understand the limits of the supervisor’s role
  • Ask for the feedback you need
  • Understand upgrading, transfer and monitoring procedures
  • Deal with setbacks and disappointments

It can also help preparing staff to take on the role of supervisor for the first time and raise issues for discussion with experienced supervisors.

Based on specially scripted drama scenarios and interviews with experienced supervisors, The Good Supervision Video was produced with advice from Professor John Wakeford, Director of the Missenden Centre for the Development of Higher Education.

The Good Supervision Video is available for sale to universities, colleges and other organisations. For a one-off payment, your institution can be permanently licensed to make the video available to all your registered students and staff in DVD format and to upload to your intranet or other secure digital platform. To preview the full video or enquire about licensing, please email enquiries@angelproductions.co.uk