The Associate SuperVisionaries Framework

ASV logoAssociate SuperVisionaries is a professional development framework designed for early career research staff who are committed to their personal growth and research career development, and particularly in developing their PhD supervision skills and practices through real world application. It complements other learning and development offered by the University of Sheffield under the Think Ahead framework.

The next round of the programme is running between February and May 2022.

If you would like to register your interest in participating in the programme, please complete this short form.

You can also attend an information webinar to learn more about the programme on Monday 6th December 2021, 14:00-15:00. You can register for the event here.

Please contact Dr Emma Suret ( to discuss this opportunity or to learn more about any of its elements.

Associate SuperVisionaries mission:

  • To provide a professional development framework for supervision skills and practices that is accessible to early career researchers
  • To combine the real-world experience of thesis mentoring with personal reflections on supervisory practice
  • To offer a method of enhancing supervisory practice through conversations with other researchers and PhD supervisors at TUoS
  • To provide scaffolding to support an application for HEA professional recognition

Candidates will be recognised as a TUoS Associate SuperVisionary when they have successfully completed

This development initiative is intended to provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on their supervisory practice as part of their ongoing development, but does not entitle them to eligibility to supervise at the University fo Sheffield, to career progression, or to reward or recognition.

Read more about Supervision at Sheffield here.