Supervision: The Code of Practice

Guidance on supervision for students, departments and supervisors.

About supervision

General information on supervision of PGR students.

About supervision

Record of supervision

An online form to record formal supervisory meetings between PGR students and supervisors is available via the Personal Academic Tutoring System (PATS). PATS can be accessed via the 'All Services' menu on MUSE.

Guidance on using the PATS version can be found here.


Conflicts of interest

Information for departments and supervisors on how to manage conflicts of interest if they arise in PGR supervision.

Conflicts of interest

Personal and pastoral support

Recommended good practice for departments and personal tutors on personal and pastoral support.

View the information

Key responsibilities

For students

PGR student responsibilities towards supervision and their studies.

Student responsibilities

For staff

Supervisor responsibilities towards PGR students and the wider University.

Supervisor responsibilities

For departments

Departmental responsibilities towards PGR students.

Departmental responsibilities

Supervisor support and development

Continuing professional development

All PGR supervisors need to engage with ongoing professional development. This forms part of your licence to supervise.

Read the CPD guidance

SuperVisionaries: PGR Supervisor Development

Workshops, courses, development programmes, and recognition schemes for PGR supervisors at all levels of experience.

View the support & training

(on the staff website)

Online course

Flexible, engaging training to equip both new and more experienced supervisors with the knowledge and skills to effectively support PGR students.

Find out more about the course

(on the staff website)

Who to contact

Postgraduate research support

Researcher development