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Information for research supervisors

Thinking about supervising masters and doctoral candidates? These links will point you in the right direction.

Information for new research supervisors

If you are new to research supervision or new to supervising at the University of Auckland, learn:

  • How to complete training for PhD/Doctoral Accredited supervisor status.
  • What development opportunities and supervisor resources are available to support your supervision practice.
  • Where your supervisor records are held.
  • How to keep up-to-date with post-graduate and doctoral supervision information.

​How to complete training for PhD/Doctoral Accredited supervisor status (including Masters accreditation)

Co-supervisor accreditation training requirements

To be a co-supervisor, staff who have not supervised to completion, must attend:

  • Orientation to Doctoral Education Policy and Process (ORIDOC).
  • Introduction to Research Supervision at UoA.

Your one-stop Supervision Hub includes key supervision resources, guides and checklists, accreditation information, development opportunities and more. Visit the Supervision Hub to find out more about these workshops and to register.

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For the complete list of supervision accreditation prerequisites, please refer to the Doctoral Supervision Policy and Procedures.

Main supervisor accreditation training requirements

To be a main supervisor, staff who have supervised to completion as a co-supervisor at the University of Auckland or a main supervisor elsewhere, must attend:

  • Orientation to Doctoral Education Policy and Process (ORIDOC).

 

To be a main supervisor, staff who have not supervised to completion as a co-supervisor at the University of Auckland or a main supervisor elsewhere must have an approved mentor supervisor supervising with them. You must also attend:

  • Orientation to Doctoral Education Policy and Process (ORIDOC).
  • Introduction to Research Supervision at UoA.
  • Two practice-focused workshops within the first 12 months of starting your UoA supervision journey.

Supervisor records

Your supervisor records are held in Wahapū, our system for managing doctoral candidature. You will find information about your doctoral candidates, qualifications, accreditations and completed training. Including when your five-year PhD/Doctoral Accredited supervisor status is due to be renewed.

Supervisor newsletter

You will be automatically subscribed to the newsletter after attending ORIDOC. Check your mailbox on the first Friday of each month. Sit back and relax for 10 minutes while you catch up on important notices, news and development opportunities for you and your doctoral candidate. If you are not receiving the monthly newsletter, please sign up.

Research Supervision Community of Interest

Join the community to share resources, explore ways to supervise candidates and work with supervisor colleagues. We welcome academics who hold a research supervisor role (masters or doctoral supervision). Our community meets to discuss topics suggested by members on Thursdays 1-3pm and includes afternoon tea.

Join the RSCoI now by completing the expression of interest form.

Page updated 28/09/2023 (minor edit)

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