Supervising student research (in English)

Supervising student research is a complicated process. What is the best way to supervise a bachelor or master thesis depends on many factors: the abilities of the student, the type of research, the research phase (the startup, data collection/ analysis, the final writing part) and of course the abilities of the supervisor. In this course, participants will work on expanding their own repertoire and gaining insight in their style and possibilities. We offer tools and guidelines for implementing personal supervising strategies, like giving effective feedback, differentiating in guidance, and for dealing with frequently occurring problems such as motivating students, dealing with delay and so on. Besides our expertise derived from empirical research, we use ‘good practices’ and participants’ own experiences as a main resource. At the end of the course participants are able to apply effective supervising strategies in various circumstances and use their time efficiently.

The course is open for beginning supervisors as well as advanced supervisors of all disciplines in Higher Education.


The exact dates for the meetings will be made available in due time.

There also is a Dutch version of this course.


The costs are €900,- (UU/UMC staff) / €1060,- (other participants).


You can apply by sending the application form before 1 October 2018.

Contact and information

For more information please contact Claudy Oomen ( or Joris Veenhoven (( 
PhD candidates and other teachers of the UU faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences contact Kathelijn Korver (HR).