Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision

The Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision course is a flagship programme that has been offered more than 50 times at 23 South African universities. This inter-institutional collaboration is accredited through CHERTL at Rhodes University.

All details about the course can be found here:

The innovative course provides the structured support needed by academics as they take on the complex and demanding role of doctoral supervision. The course combines discussions, case studies, research literature, video clips, and numerous other activities and information, both online and face-to-face, to help the new supervisor engage with the practice and process of doctoral supervision in a reflective and informed way.

A number of national studies have indicated a need for better support of novice supervisors if postgraduate graduations are to increase. In response to this need, the ‘Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision’ programme provides an intensive and engaging 30-credit short course. The course provides the space for novice supervisors to come together with the focused intention of learning about postgraduate supervision. It provides opportunities for collegial support networks to be developed within your university and across the higher education sector.

The course was initially funded by the Dutch government through NUFFIC and thereafter through the DHET. The course is run over a single semester, but the online community arising from this process is ongoing and the materials and discussions can be accessed for years to come.


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