What’s on the Trust Me! blog?

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
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’.