Peer Consultation / Intervision (2022-IX)

Target group

All (co-)supervisors and daily supervisors of PhD candidates registered at the GSLS. Medium of instruction is English.

Aim of the session

Peer consultation is a method to investigate current situations or dilemmas from your supervision practice in collaboration with peers. The aim is to improve your professional effectiveness. Central issues may be content related or they may be personal questions in relation to work. For example:

  • how can I motivate my PhD candidates or other team members;
  • how can I collaborate effectively;
  • how can I deal with personal doubts and insecurities;
  • how can I find time for supervision and my own research.

Your question or dilemma will be investigated to understand underlying bottlenecks and to expand your intervention strategies. Two to eight participants commit themselves to the confidentiality of the meeting. During one meeting one case is dealt with; it is possible, however, to deal with multiple cases.


Dr. Marjolein Cremer, Educational Consultancy & Teacher Development (O&T), Utrecht University.

Group size

2 to 8 participants



A Peer Consultation / Intervision session takes two hours and is offered once per month. You can take part whenever you like.

Cancellation and No-show policy PhD Course Centre

This course is free for (co-)supervisors of GSLS PhD candidates. However: free of charge does not mean free of responsibility. Once you have signed up, we expect you to attend. For every late cancellation or no-show we have had to disappoint others who would have liked to attend. This is our policy:

  • You may cancel free of charge up to 4 weeks before the start of the course. After this date you can only cancel if you have a (co-)supervisor of a GSLS PhD candidate to replace you in the course. Send the name and contact information of your replacement to, at least 2 working days before the start of the course;
  • Not meeting the above requirement means you will be charged a no-show fee. We will send the invoice after the course has ended. We are unable to make any exceptions, unless you have a valid reason (i.e., illness or death in the family 1st/2nd degree or partner). Please send an e-mail to indicating the reason.

Unfortunately we don’t offer this course for participants not supervising a PhD candidate part of the GSLS.

Start date and time
End date and time
Utrecht Science Park
Entrance fee
Free of charge for (co-)supervisors of the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

Registration for this session opens 2 months before the start. You can register via our course portal. After opening, the portal shows how many spots are still available.

More information
PhD Course Centre