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Two key documents for managing the student/supervisor relationship:

Resources for students

There are two resources designed to give you more information on the supervisor-student relationship and tools to help make the relationship a productive one.

Graduate Research Induction Program Module 7: Working with your supervisor

This module will help you get the most from your supervision experience by:

  • Considering the various forms and styles of the supervisor-student relationship;
  • Ensuring supervision meetings are productive;
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of schools, supervisors and candidates; and
  • Providing guidance to help you evaluate student-supervisor interactions and manage difficulties.

To access GRIP:

  • log into BlackBoard;
  • type GRIP Graduate Research Induction Program into the Community Site Search box (located on the lower left-hand side of the page);
  • When the search results show the unit GRS GRIP Graduate Research Induction Program click on the arrow next to the site number (far left hand side), then click Enrol from the drop own menu, then Submit and OK to confirm your enrolment.

Note that the enrolment process is only for the first time you access the site; once you’ve enrolled, the site should automatically appear in My Communities whenever you log into BlackBoard.

GRS Working with your Supervisor

GRIP is designed to guide you through the first six months of candidature. If you’re already beyond that period you can still access GRIP but you may also wish to visit the Working with your supervisor unit.

This unit provides resources for doctoral, masters by research and honours candidates at ECU to enable you to develop positive and effective relationships with your supervisors and get the most out of your research journey.

To access the unit:

  • log into BlackBoard;
  • type GRS Working with your Supervisor into the Community Site Search box (located on the lower left-hand side of the page);
  • When the search results show the unit GRS Working with your Supervisor click on the arrow next to the site number (far left hand side), click Enrol from the drop down menu, then Submit and OK to confirm your enrolment.

Note that the enrolment process is only for the first time you access the site; once you have enrolled, the site should automatically appear in My Communities whenever you log into BlackBoard.

Resources for supervisors

Supervisors need to meet a number of criteria to become compliant to supervise higher degree by research students at ECU. To be compliant as a principal supervisor, you must:

  • be research active - you must have published a paper or received a research grant in the last three years;
  • have previously guided an HDR candidate  to successful completion; and
  • complete a compulsory Supervisor Compliance Training course.

There are two ways to complete the Supervisor Compliance Training:

  • Participation in a workshop; or
  • Completion of the online unit.

Supervision training must be undertaken every three years for you to remain compliant.

Supervisor compliance training workshops

These face-to-face training sessions are run each semester on Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses. Training at the South West campus can be run subject to demand.

Training sessions are advertised via email to supervisors.

Online HDR Supervision Compliance

This online unit provides a set of resources to enable you to achieve supervision compliance and allow you to provide a holistic research experience for research candidates. You’ll need to complete a short assessment before you can be certified as compliant.

To access the unit:

  • log into BlackBoard;
  • type GRS HDR Supervision Compliance into the Community Site Search box (located on the lower left-hand side of the page);
  • When the search results show the unit GRS HDR Supervision Compliance click on the arrow next to the site number (far left hand side), click Enrol from the drop down menu, then Submit and OK to confirm your enrolment.

Note that the enrolment process is only for the first time you access the site; once you have enrolled, the site should automatically appear in My Communities whenever you log into BlackBoard.

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