Start to supervise BSc & MSc thesis students

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
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19 April 2024 09:00 12:00 Meg Hayne 12 / 12 Registration ended at 28/03/2024
24 May 2024 09:00 12:00 Meg Hayne 12 / 12 Add to waiting list
07 June 2024 09:30 12:00 Meg Hayne 2 / 12 Apply
4 October 2024 09:00 12:00 Campus Schaik, Marieke van 1 / 14 Apply
31 October 2024 09:00 12:00 Campus Meg Hayne 0 / 14 Apply
6 December 2024 09:00 12:00 Campus Schaik, Marieke van 0 / 14 Apply
9 January 2025 09:00 12:00 Campus Meg Hayne 0 / 14 Apply
20 February 2025 09:00 12:00 Campus Schaik, Marieke van 0 / 14 Apply
28 March 2025 09:00 12:00 Campus Schaik, Marieke van 0 / 14 Apply
14 April 2025 09:00 12:00 Campus Schaik, Marieke van 0 / 14 Apply
23 May 2025 09:00 12:00 Campus Schaik, Marieke van 0 / 14 Apply
16 June 2025 09:00 12:00 Campus Schaik, Marieke van 0 / 14 Apply

Course description

Workshop Description

The thesis is the final subject of the BSc and MSc programme and an important individual project for a student. Due to the importance and size of the project, the meetings between supervisor and student are often more intense and personal compared to those contacts in other workshops/courses.

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 at 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 teaching staff, Postdocs and PhD‘s who are not supervising thesis students yet, but are about to, at 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 started supervising at least two students, we recommend the course Supervising BSc and MSc thesis students.

Literature

You can find basic information on our intranet page. 

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

Certificate

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

Costs

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