03a Start to supervise BSc & MSc thesis students

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Coordinator registrations
18 October 2019 09:30 12:00 Schaik, Marieke van 12 / 12 Registration ended at 09/10/2019
13 December 2019 09:30 12:00 Schaik, Marieke van 0 / 12 Apply
24 January 2020 09:30 12:00 Schaik, Marieke van 1 / 12 Apply
27 March 2020 09:30 12:00 Schaik, Marieke van 0 / 12 Apply
15 May 2020 09:30 12:00 Schaik, Marieke van 0 / 12 Apply

Course description

Workshop Description

The thesis is the final subject of the BSc and MSc programme; and in most cases the most important individual project of a student. Due to the importance and size of the project, the meetings between supervisor and student are more intense and personal compared to those contacts in workshops. Students expect certain behaviour of their supervisor, but the supervisor also has expectations of his/her student. Questions about responsibilities for supervisor and student arise. In this 2,5 hour workshop you will be provided with some general information about supervising thesis students in Wageningen University and discuss good practices, expectations, basic skills. Furthermore there will be room for questions.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop:

  • You are informed about supervising Bsc & MSc thesis students
  • You have discovered the role of supervisor
  • You can explain some basic supervising skills

Target group & Prerequisites

The workshop is meant for teachers and PhD‘s who are not supervising thesis students yet, but are about to in Wageningen University. So the workshop is only open for supervisors at the start of their supervising thesis students and who need some extra information and sharing about the do’s and don’ts. This workshop is an introduction to supervising. If you want a follow-up once you start supervising, we recommend the two-day course 03b Supervising BSc and MSc thesis students.


None required, the hand-out of the presentation will be sent afterwards.


None. This course is not part of the UTQ programme.


Participation is free for Wageningen University & Research staff involved in teaching WU courses.