Research Supervisor Support & Development IUA Collaborative Webinar Series - 2022

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 14:45

The IUA Collaborative Webinar Series is a unique initiative, between UCD, TCD, RCSI, DCU, MU, NUIG, UCC and UL, which aims to support research supervisors through the forum of online webinars. Targeting new, inexperienced research supervisors and more experienced staff from across the consortium, it supports those who would like to refresh their knowledge and discuss best practices on approaches to research supervision. The programme of online activity runs from December 2021 - May 2022 and highlights approaches to common challenges, current practices and pedagogies within the field of research supervision, that are not institute specific. Panel discussions with experienced research supervisors, experts in the area, professional staff and research students, will take place across this interactive programme, offering a platform for discussion and an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning. 

For further information, please contact Dr Janet Carton, (, or Elizabeth Crean (, UCD Graduate Studies. Registration is through this Eventbrite link.

Supervisors in partner institutions, with all levels of experience, are invited to register for one, some or all, of the available workshops:

1. Friday, 10th December 2021 from 14:00-15:30

Successfully Supervising research Students Remotely (UCD/TCD) -Prof Bob Harris-Karolinska Institute

2. Friday, 4th February 2022 from 14:00-15:30

Understand brain development as it relates to students in HEIs (UCC)

3. Friday, 17th February 2022 from 14:00-15:30

The Same or Different? Supervision of the Professional Doctorate (UL)

4. Friday, 18th February 2022 from 14:00-15:30

Identify the risks and opportunities of contemporary socio-cultural contexts relating to students’ learning (UCC)

5. Thursday, 24th February 2022 from 13:00-14:00

Mental health and well-being for PGR students (TCD)

6. Friday, 25th February 2022 from 14:00-15:30

Supervising research students and clinical practice (RCSI)

7. Friday. 4th March 2022 from 14:00-15:30

Navigating supervisory styles, roles and responsibilities (UCD)

8. Thursday, 24th March from 13:00-14:00

Preparing the Ground: considerations when taking on a new PhD candidate (TCD)

9. Friday, 1st April 2022 from 14:00-15:30

Supporting academic writing (DCU)

10. Thursday, 7th April 2022 from 13:00-14:00

Navigating difficult conversations with research students (TCD)

11. Friday, 8th April 2022 from 14:00-15:30

Recruitment and selection of research students- Top Tips (MU)

12. Thursday, 28th April 2022 from 13:00-14:00

Career development and networking for research students (TCD)

13. Friday, 29th April 2022 from 14:00-15:30

The student voice (UCD & Others)

14. Friday, 6th May 2022 from 14:00-15:30

Explore practical strategies for enhanced student success and the development of graduate attributes through curriculum design, learning, teaching and assessment (UCC)

15. Date/Time TBC in May 2022

Managing common challenges in research supervision (NUIG)