Workshop for Research Supervisors


Date: 4 July 2018

Venue: British Council, Accra, Ghana

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

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Target audience

Lecturers and academics working in higher education institutions who supervise Bachelors, Masters and PHD students

Aim of the course

Almost all academics have to supervise research students – which may relate to the supervision of research work for Bachelors/Honours, masters, or doctoral studies. The Supervisor has a critical role to play in guiding a student to do a research project successfully. This may be in terms of guiding the content, process, and outcomes of the research. To perform a research supervision role effectively, the Supervisor requires a set of academic practice skills and pedagogic knowledge of what actually happens in a supervision session.  Possessing the necessary skills, knowledge and experience for research supervision can make the supervisor-student relationship worthwhile for both sides. However, there is often little training provided to support academics in the development and honing of their research supervision skills and capabilities. Many academics may simply apply the supervision practice they received while studying for their own qualification(s). Others may develop their supervision practices through trial and error methods. The purpose of this workshop is to equip participants with effective research supervision skills and expose participants to theories underpinning successful research supervision.   The workshop will provide an environment in which participants can develop their research supervision skills through engagement with experienced academic facilitators and the exchange of ideas with their peers. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for academics who have research supervision experience to reflect on their current practices in a way that is informed by relevant theory and international best practice. Through the sharing of systematic knowledge and experiences on supervision practices between our facilitators and course participants, a stimulating learning environment is created for the development and enhancement of research supervision skills. The second part of the workshop will focus on practical ideas for examining the content of an academic research report.


Prof Carmel McNaught, PhD, FAACE

Prof David M. Kennedy, PhD, PFHEA


Previous Workshops for Research Supervisors

August 2017

Workshop for Research Supervisors, 18 August 2017, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana – Facilitated by Prof Jason Shaw (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) and Prof Will Hughes (University of Reading, UK.)

Download August 2017 Flyer 


November 2016

2 – day in-house training programme on “Academic research and publications’’, 26-27 November 2015, Zenith University College, Accra, Ghana, Facilitated by Prof Sam Azasu

March 2016

1-day workshop on Supervising Research Students and Examining Research Projects, 24 March 2016, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua, Ghana, Facilitated by Dr Amy Burge, Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh, UK

1-day workshop on Supervising Research Students and Examining Dissertations, 17 March 2016, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, Facilitated by Dr Amy Burge, Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh, UK

1-day workshop on Supervising Research Students and Examining Dissertations, 8th March 2016, Accra, Ghana, Facilitated by Prof Carmel McNaught.

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