Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences



Further information


Professor Kevin Croft
Unit Cooordinator


Students and supervisors need to consider carefully their respective roles in the process and develop clear communication. 

Responsibilities of students

  1. Meet with supervisors regularly (at least every two weeks).
  2. Communicate proactively, clearly and raise issues early.
  3. Work independently between meetings.
  4. Follow advice of supervisor/s.
  5. Approach their work with enthusiasm and professionalism.
  6. Produce written material which has been reviewed carefully by the student.
  7. Read the relevant literature critically.

Responsibilities of supervising staff

  1. Available for regular meetings.
  2. Provide feedback to students on written work in reasonable time.
  3. Be constructively critical.
  4. Be open and supportive.
  5. Assist students in understanding the research area.