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Course 2b: Supervising students


  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Lecturers / (assistant) professors with limited experience in supervising students in their Bachelor or Master assignment

  • Date

    Several times a year

  • Time

    On Campus
    - Four sessions of 3,5 hours
    - Self-study and assignments:
       2-3 hours

    - Four sessions of 2 hours
    - Self-study and assignments:
       6-8 hours

  • Location

    On Campus or Online

  • Maximum participants

    16  (on campus), 12 (online)

  • Trainers

    Frank van den Berg & Marleen de Haan

  • Course materials

    You will get access to a Canvas site offering all the necessary content in a modular setting.


·       describe the complete graduation process and
        accompanying (different) roles/styles of the supervisor;
·       explain the importance of expressing expectations, planning
        and structured meetings in a graduation process, including
        the content of the planning and meetings;
·       articulate your vision on supervising and can translate it into
        concrete activities as coach;
·       apply different styles and techniques in supervising graduate
        students and groups of students;
.       be a ‘lazy supervisor’, meaning let the students do the work
        they can do themselves.


During the course we will pay attention to the following topics: planning of a graduation project, supervising groups, first meeting with the student(s), role and style of supervisor, expectations of supervisor and student, active listening, giving feedback, assessment and motivation.

 Of course we also pay attention to your specific questions.


Preparation: exercises and assignments, reading course material

In course: assignments (both individual and group), discussions and role play

Further information

In order to be eligible for the certificate you need to hand in the assignments on Canvas and participate in (all of the) the (online) sessions


PhD candidates are advised to register for the Taste-of-Teaching.

This course is closely related to UTQ competence 2: Teaching and supervising

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Course 2b: Supervising students
September 2022
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