Information for Supervisors & Prospective Supervisors

Supervision at the University of Adelaide

All research students at the University of Adelaide are supervised by a panel of 2-3 supervisors.

Supervision occurs from the time of candidature commencement until an outcome has been achieved, whether this is through the award of the degree or discontinuation of the program.

The supervisor register policy

The policy applies to all staff and non-staff affiliates and titleholders of the University of Adelaide who have responsibility for the supervision of graduate research students at this University. Together with the Supervisor Classification and Reporting System (SCRS), the Supervisor Register Policy outlines the key requirements for supervision at the University.

The responsibilities of supervisors

Following entry onto the Supervisor Register, supervisors have a number of responsibilities; these are outlined in Appendix 2 of the Research Student Handbook together with the responsibilities of other staff involved in the management of graduate research students.

HDR supervision awards

Every year the University calls for nominations for at least one award to recognise and encourage sustained excellence in the supervision and support of Higher Degree by Research students.   Further information on the awards and lists of past winners can be found on the University’s teaching awards page.

Understanding the SCRS

Detailed information on how the Supervisor Classification and Reporting System (SCRS) works, including its background, underlying calculations, and explanation of classification levels.

(Staff only access)

Join the supervisor register

Find out how to apply for the register and about the training requirements that must be completed before lodging an application.

Supervisor induction

Epigeum: Supervising Doctoral Studies is the University's online induction program for prospective supervisors to learn best practice approaches to research supervision at the University of Adelaide.

Fast track to principal supervisor training program

New staff and Early Career Researchers who have no prior record of principal supervision may be appointed as a Principal Supervisor once they have completed the required Fast Track to Principal Supervisor training.

Intellectual property training

An intellectual property workshop was presented by Luke Dale and Nikki Macor-Heath of HWL Ebsworth on 8 September 2021. View the slides and a recording of the workshop here. (University of Adelaide login required).

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