Formal supervisory meetings are an opportunity for you to discuss your progress, describe your findings, and alert your supervisors to any problems. Are meetings with your supervisor difficult can't you get the feedback you need i wrote about that before, but recently i found some great questions in the book ' how to get a phd a handbook for students and their supervisors' by philips and pugh that can really improve your meetings and the way you cooperate. Your supervisor will be able to advise you if what you plan to do is feasible or not your supervisor may approve (or reject) your dissertation proposal you are likely to have three or more meetings with your supervisor the initial meeting, where you might identify a subject, research questions and rough. From your supervisor's point of view, this may only be the second time you have met to discuss your dissertation, and it could have been a few weeks or a couple of months since you first discussed your dissertation with them (ie, stage four: assessment point may have been your first meeting) therefore, start by briefly. Do check what the arrangements are for your own department however, it is important to make a clear agreement with your supervisor about how the supervision will occur meetings in the absence of any written work being completed are not generally an effective. Responsibilities of the student 8 it is the responsibility of the student to initiate contact with their dissertation supervisor once the supervisor has been allocated students should contact their supervisors within 10 working days of the supervisor being nominated, to agree a date for an initial meeting or other working methods.
Here's why your graduate division says that you should meet with your committee every year: the committee has some responsibility for the contents of your dissertation your advisor has the most influence, but the other committee members will als. The department will allocate you a supervisor who is there to offer you support and advice throughout your programme of study you should meet with your supervisor regularly, and he/she will be able to advise on what to do if things go wrong and can refer you to the right people in the university for help details of the role. If your supervisor is on research leave during semester 1 then you can still arrange a meeting either in person or - if they are away from st andrews - on skype/facetime if you have not met during the previous may please note that the bulk of your dissertation work will take place during semester 2 of your last year of. The best of beginnings: the first formal meeting with your supervisor as you embark upon the advanced research required for a thesis or dissertation, you may already know or have corresponded extensively with the faculty member who will be your primary guide perhaps you have taken courses with.
The agenda for the first meeting with your supervisor can be structured by the synopsis send your synopsis in advance so that your supervisor will be able to scrutinise whether your problem formulation is novel, relevant and feasible the supervisor will also check if there is coherence between the current knowledge ( your. Keeping a dissertation diary or log-book as a means of monitoring progress and recording the outcomes of meetings discussing progress with their advisor and responding to guidance and constructive criticism considering carefully the time commitment required by the project reflecting on their dissertation research and. Meeting etiquette arrive on time for supervisory sessions and make sure you have completed any actions required of you be open and honest with your supervisors if you are experiencing a problem, talk to your supervisors about it always agree a date for the next supervisory session and stick to it.
(ii) produce, maintain and distribute a dissertation handbook for students and supervisors, which provides clear guidelines on the supervisory process ( including number of (vii) provide clear written guidelines with regard to attendance of supervisory meetings, frameworks for meetings and general expectations. Dear dr janssen the college has informed me that you will be my supervisor i would therefore like to make an initial appointment to discuss my dissertation idea with you i look forward to hearing from you as to when you would be available to meet with me sincerely bas swaen. It can be easy, especially for undergraduates, to fall into this familiar pattern when working with a dissertation supervisor but, although your dissertation will have to meet rigorous assessment criteria set by your department, you shouldn't think about your supervisor as the tutor for whom you're completing. Your dissertation supervisor can expect you to: 1 establish within one month of enrolment the frequency, day and time at which you will meet together 2 negotiate a personal study timetable, a copy of which is to be given to the supervisor at the beginning of your project and updated whenever you substantially revise your.
And assist in completion of their dissertation/project guidelines can be programme specific but should cover the following topics: • supervision • role of the student and supervisor • managing the relationship between student and supervisor • meetings and timeframe • academic citing and referencing • plagiarism and. In response, i think of my father's one-liner: who called the supervisor a bastard who called the bastard a supervisor to my mind, i never received any satisfactory, effective or useful supervision for my doctorate, research master's or two coursework master's that contained sizeable dissertation.
Are you suffering from a confidence crisis around your thesis supervisor with these 5 tips you will get the guidance to finish your thesis on time. A supervisor's report on submission of candidate's phd-msc is submitted with the student's submission of the thesis/ dissertation/ research report the report will only be seen by the gsc for quality assurance purposes and will also form part of documentation if an ad hoc committee meeting is called the report should.
Have been found to be both practical and effective you should read this guide before starting your dissertation and consult it as necessary throughout the process this will help you to make a start to your dissertation and make more effective use of your meeting sessions with your supervisor other useful references specific. The role of the dissertation supervisor is to guide you through the process of your research project your supervisor may or if you aren't familiar with the way your university or institution operates for meeting with your supervisor and other tutors, find out right now, preferably from fellow students or from support staff it's your. It is the duty of your supervisor especially in the early stages of your dissertation to give you guidance on how to do your research, which areas to choose for closer scrutiny, and so on it is your responsibility, however, to be pro-active with your research and to contact your supervisor to arrange for tutorial meetings to be held. Writing starts from the first meeting with your supervisor• if you have called a meeting with your supervisor and haven‟t written anything you are wasting your time• every meeting with your supervisor should move your dissertation further along – this can only be achieved through continuous writing 9.