Are you new to research student supervision or an experienced supervisor wishing to learn more about recent changes to doctoral education? Please find supports and workshops availalble to you below.

Seminars, workshops and supports provided by Graduate Studies 

Are you new to research student supervision or an experienced supervisor wishing to learn more about recent changes to doctoral education?

Graduate Studies hosts a wide range of supports to inform on, and develop, academic staff research supervision skills on the Research Supervision Blackboard site. 
(You can check if you have access to the site by logging into Blackboard and checking if Research Supervision is listed under Training on lhs section of screen. If you do not have access to the Research Supervision site please contact with your staff id and name).

This  site also hosts a mirror of the Research Skills Training Resources available for Research Students on the Graduate Studies Blackboard 1GST1 site. Detail of these resources is provided in the Research Skills Training Resources Flyer 2021 and at

Supervisor Seminars & Workshops 2022

4 virtual seminars/workshops will be delivered in March/April 2022 

Access to each of these 4 events is provided through the Research Supervision Blackboard site and will be either a Collaborate Virtual Classroom (Seminar 1 and 2) or on Zoom (Seminar 3 and Workshop 4). 

The Seminars (but not the workshop) will be recorded and made available through the Blackboard site to those who cannot attend the session.

Additional seminars and workshops are delivered during 2022 in collaboration with IUA institutions.

March 1st 1300-15:00
Seminar: Research Student Supervision at NUI Galway

  • National and international doctoral education policy
  • NUI Galway Research Degree Regulations and Guidelines
  • Student & Supervisor Support
  • Student Recruitment

March 3rd 13:00-15:00
Seminar: The Research Degree at NUI Galway

  • Supporting Student Progress
  • The Examination Process

March 24th 13:00-14:30
Seminar: The RDC & Research Integrity

  • The RDC at NUI Galway
  • Introduction to Research Integrity

April 22nd 14:00-15:30
Workshop: Challenges in Research Supervision

  • Mental Health
  • Students Not Writing 
  • Cultural Clashes
  • Disagreements Amongst Supervisors

NEW in 2022 - IUA Research Supervisor Support & Development Programme

The IUA offers, as part of researcher support and development, a Collaborative Webinar Series from December 2021 to May 2022 to support research supervisors. See full listing below

The Webinars are targeted at new inexperienced research supervisors and more experienced staff who would like to refresh their knowledge on aspects of research supervisory practice. These collaborative webinars address common research supervisory practices and challenges that are not institute specific. Panel discussions with experienced research supervisors, experts in the field, professional staff and students, will take place across this interactive programme.

NUI Galway HR Learning and Development team will be informed of your participation at each Webinar, to record your engagement with development opportunities.

2022 RSSD Programme of IUA Collaborative Webinars –(Book through Eventbrite)

Date & TimeWorkshopLocation
Fri December 10th
Successfully Supervising Research Students Remotely - Prof Bob Harris, Karolinska Institute

Fri February 4th 
Understand Brain Development as it Relates to HEI Students  (UCC) Online
Thu February 17th 
The Same or Different? Supervision of the Professional Doctorate (UL) Online
Fri February 18th 
Explore Practical Strategies for Enhanced Student Success and the Development of Graduate Attributes through Curriculum Design, Learning,Teaching and Assessment (UCC)    Online
Thu February 24th 
Mental Health and Well-being of PGRs (TCD) Online
Fri February 25th 
Supervising Research Students & Clinical Practice (RCSI) Online
Fri March 4th 
Navigating Supervisory Styles, Roles and Responsibilities (UCD) Online
Wed March 9th 
Intensive Writing Retreats: a Key Support for Doctoral Student Success (NUIG) Online
Thu March 24th 
Preparing the Ground: considerations when taking on a new PhD candidate (TCD) Online
Fri April 1st 
Supporting Academic Writing (DCU) Online
Thu April 7th 
Navigating Difficult Conversations with Research Students (TCD) Online
Thu April 8th 
Recruitment & Selection of Research Students- Top Tips (MU) Online
Thu April 28th 
Career Development & Networking for Research Students (TCD)    Online
Fri April 29th 
The Student's Voice (UCD) Online
Fri May 6th 
Identify the Risks and Opportunities of Contemporary Socio-cultural Contexts Relating to Students’ Learning (UCC)  Online
Thurs May 19th 
Navigating Difficult Conversations with Research Students (TCD)  Online
Fri May 20th
Managing Common Challenges in Research Supervision (NUIG) Online


Academic Practice Framework

CELT offers a module on Research Supervision & Development (CEL6103) as part of the Academic Practice Framework.