Effective supervisor-PhD interaction

The document Effective supervisor-PhD interaction: a two-way process (pdf) is based on the ‘Golden rules for PhD supervision’ of Leiden University. Currently, Utrecht University is working on a policy for PhD supervision to bring about transparency for both supervisors and PhD candidates. This will make it easier for supervisors to focus on their responsibilities and to encourage you to take initiative and ask for support.

Awaiting the Utrecht University policy, the GSLS has set these guidelines, which are balanced for you and your supervisory team. Underlying this balance is the understanding that you and your supervisors enter into a professional work relationship with each other. It is a joint effort with the shared goal to have you obtain your doctorate and be prepared for your next steps in your career.