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Section: PhDs and research degrees
Your supervisory team are the most important people you'll work with during your research degree. Having the right supervisory team is crucial to your success.
Some faculties allow you to choose your supervisors, while others will assign one to you.
The faculties that choose to assign supervisors are in a unique position as they are smaller and have the capacity to allocate the best matched supervisor or supervisory team to your project when they assess your application. The faculties assess a number of factors when assigning supervisors and will look for supervisors who have an interest in your topic and can guide you throughout your candidature. This practice also saves you time and effort and can expedite your application for admission.
Your supervisory team are the most important people you'll work with while you're researching. A good relationship with your supervisors will ensure that you have a positive and successful research experience. You'll meet with them regularly, and they'll provide support and guidance through your project while you're:
Our supervisor accreditation scheme ensures that supervisors are prepared to give high-quality support to research students.
Your supervisory team needs to be someone you can work with professionally, and have a good personal relationship with. You'll be working closely with them for an extended period of time, and a good relationship with your supervisors will help you have a positive research experience.
Irrespective of whether you are allocated a supervisory team or not, you will need to meet with your supervisors as early as possible to establish a good working relationship. Supervisors should:
If your faculty allows you to choose your own supervisory team, you'll need to find someone who works in your area of interest. You need to consider how many students an academic has supervised in the past and how many they're currently supervising. You need to also consider what research areas they're interested in, and the research areas that they have experience supervising in.
Once you've found a researcher you think you'd like to work with, you'll need to either contact the research students sections of their faculty, or contact them directly to arrange a meeting.
You should use this meeting to find out if you can work together. So you'll need to ask questions, for example:
You should consider not only your expectations of your supervisors, but also what's expected of you as a student. Think about how much guidance you'll personally expect during the course of your study, and think about how you work most effectively. You'll need to find a supervisory team who suits your personal studying style.
The faculty are responsible for approving any supervisory arrangements. When considering your admission application, they will look at:
If the faculty can't find a suitable supervisory team for you and your research project your application cannot proceed. We'll let you know the outcome of these deliberations in our response to your application.
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