What’s on the Trust Me! blog?

Social support and burnout in the doctoral study process
This is a guest post by Solveig Cornér, who is a doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. Her research
What happens to supervision when there are high levels of precarious academic employment?
This is a guest post from Margaret Robertson and Jeanette Fyffe at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia In our recent
Community Acuity (11): small group mentoring, coffee, and cake
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges of
Critique: supervisor registration
This is a reblog of a post on Medium by Dr Merilyn Childs, Senior Mentor – HDR Supervision Fellowship Program, Macquarie University
the power of peer support
This is a guest post by Sherrie Lee, an international PhD candidate based in New Zealand. She is a past
‘naming and acclaiming’ the SuperVisionaries, and insight into who nominated whom…
You may have seen that I’ve been running a #SuperVisionaries ‘name and acclaim’ project where PGRs can recognise their great
building and breaking professional trust in doctoral student-supervisor relationships
I am delighted that the Trust Me! research report is now available here on the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education web pages!
disrupting the passive approach to learning doctoral writing
Re-blog, from my writing over at the Think Ahead blog, see the original post here. This post is for PhD supervisors
Boundaries, Buddies, and Benevolent Dictators within the ecology of doctoral study
Re-blog: a recent post I wrote for The Society for Research into Higher Education’s Post Graduate Issues Network, based on
recognising great PhD supervision – a #SuperVisionaries approach
My Trust Me! research, which collected stories of trust and PhD supervision — see this page, returned both happy and
what does supporting international doctoral learners mean?
This is a guest post by a team from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow: Dr Dely Elliot, Dr
a transdisciplinary, experiential approach to development for new research supervisors
This is a guest post by Sarah Moore, Professional Development Manager for Learning and Teaching, The University of Sheffield. Research
recognising the valuable contribution that postdocs make to the supervision of PhD Students.
This is a guest post from Laura Lane, Head of Strategy and Operations at the Graduate School, Imperial College London and currently
Community Acuity (10): ‘Question Club’ – postgraduate workshops
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges of
Community Acuity (9) training, training everywhere… how to survive (and prosper) in the new doctoral landscape
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges of
the Changing Face of Doctoral Education – implications for supervisors
This is a guest post from staff at the University of Bristol: Kate Whittington, Senior Teaching Fellow in the Bristol
Supervising in the dark – a call for an expanded doctoral pedagogy
This is a guest post by Dr Søren Bengtsen, Associate Professor in the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media at Aarhus
Community Acuity (8) complementary supervision expertise: team-working our development.
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges of
Community Acuity (7) trust your gut: a cautionary tale for the eager new supervisor
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges of
creating a shared way forward with new research students
This is a guest post by Dr Duncan Cross (PFHEA), Senior Lecturer (Education), University of Bolton. There are a range of complexities
Community Acuity (6) enabling discussion about students’ state of mind
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges of
Community Acuity (5) supervising doctoral writing — situated practices
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges of
democratising doctoral education
This is a guest post by Dr David Hyatt, Director of the Doctorate in Education (EdD), University of Sheffield. My
supervising research writing: encouraging group development
This post is by Cally Guerin, senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. She is a co-editor of
encouraging robust scholars: how can we encourage students to critically give and receive?
This is a guest post from Dr Steve Hutchinson, a freelance consultant and author on doctoral development and supervision. Let’s start with
Community Acuity (4) leading and following: a dance of equals
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges of
Community Acuity (3) taking the ‘super’ out of supervisor
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges
the importance of creating a nurturing and creative research culture for you and your PhD students
This post is by Dr Rachel Cowen who is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She specialises in
Community Acuity (2) kindness and tough love: interacting with international students
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges
ally with your stressed students
I guest posted here on the Supervision Whisperers’ blog a couple of weeks ago on how we might ‘design-in’ self-care strategies
designing self-care into the doctorate
Re-posted with permission from my original post on The Supervision Whisperers’ blog @superwhisperer. Discussion of academic workloads, measurement culture, and the impact of
Community Acuity (1) the sympathetic supervision of international students
‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. They  share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges
October is coming…
Dear doctoral supervisor, “I was blissfully unaware how long it would take me to write up. To be honest I
PhD –> postdoc no sweat, or posthoc regret?
I work a lot with stuck and panicking PhD researchers near the end of their time here, and from them
coaching myths and coaching legends
I teach professional practices in coaching and mentoring* in an education context and have developed some short workshops for academic supervisors and
spoon-feeding PhD students – extending the metaphor for supervisory practice
Every so often someone opens their mouth in a meeting and out tumbles “but we mustn’t ‘spoon-feed’ our PhD students
supervisors: a willingness to accept uncertainly and make oneself vulnerable in the face of insecurity
This is a part 2 of 2, looking at what uncertainty and vulnerability might look like from a supervisor perspective.
a willingness to accept uncertainty and make oneself vulnerable in the face of insecurity
Trust is often mentioned as an important part of ‘good’ supervision relationships but the literature is fairly vague on what we mean by ’trust’.