Course 2b (online) : 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

    Three online sessions of 1,5 – 2 hours

    Self-study and assignments: 6-8 hours

  • Location

    Online (for now)

  • Trainers

    Marleen de Haan

    Frank van den Berg

    Cornelise Vreman-de Olde

  • Course materials

    Will be supplied

  • Good to know

    PhD candidates are advised to register for the Taste-of-Teaching
    This course is closely related to UTQ competence 2: Teaching and supervising


  • This course is closely related to competence 2 (part supervising) of the UTQ. After this course you are able to:
  • describe the complete graduation process and accompanying (different) roles 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 a supervisor;
  • apply different styles and techniques in supervising graduate students.


During the course we will pay attention to the following topics: planning of a graduation project, first meeting with the student, role and style of supervisor, expectations of supervisor and student, active listening, giving feedback 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, role plays


Not applicable.

Further information
CELT: Centre of Expertise in Learning and Teaching
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Course 2b (online) : Supervising Students
June 2021
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