As a PhD supervisor it is important that you are familiar with the different responsibilities that are laid upon you and the different aspects you are involved with during the PhD study.
New internal PhD supervisors (both main and co) must attend the first coming PhD supervisor course.
As a starting point it is imperative that you align your expectations with the PhD student you are supervising. This is of outmost importance for the entire PhD study.
When a PhD student is accepted for enrolment at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science it is crucial to the PhD study that the supervisor and PhD student align their expectations towards each other and the PhD study. A misalignment may lead to issues later on, issues that could have been avoided.
As a supervisor you must actively assist the student in completing the PhD plan that is due for submission no later than 2 months after the study is commenced. Once the plan is ready for submission it is uploaded by the PhD student through PhD manager where the supervisor, followed by the head of program must approve the PhD plan. The same procedure is to be followed when the updated version is submitted, no later than 12 months after enrolment. Only the PhD study director can provide an exemption in relation to these timeframes.
Key elements to remember when initiating a PhD study:
Should you encounter issues that you cannot resolve amongst yourselves please contact the doctoral school who will initiate contact to the PhD Study Director.
As the PhD study becomes near to completion, several elements must be handled by the PhD student and the supervisor. The doctoral school recommends that the supervisor and PhD student make themselves familiar with these elements as soon as possible.
The following elements must be taken care of:
As a new PhD supervisor you must attend the first coming PhD supervisor course found on www.phd.moodle.aau.dk
You can also find a practical guide to prepare you for collaboration with PhD students in this leaflet - Introduction for PhD Supervisors.