Role of Supervisor & (Supervisory Team) in the DDP
Research training is a fundamental part of the postgraduate research student experience. Research students should be encouraged to reflect on how the skills they develop during their PhD programme can be applied to different situations and to a variety of problems.
The University of Sheffield is committed to providing its research students with all relevant and appropriate opportunities to develop in both specialist and generic research skills via the Doctoral Development Programme.
Fulfilment of DDP requirements is necessary for successful completion of the student´s research degree. Student engagement with the DDP will be assessed at particular stages, with supervisors´ reports presented as part of formal monitoring processes. In addition, it is expected that discussion of the student´s skill needs will form part of regular supervisory discussion.
Although the primary responsibility for completion of DDP requirements rests with the student (and it is clearly in their best interests to participate fully), supervisors are expected to spend at least 1-2 hours per student per annum providing guidance and assessment.
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