How should I maintain contact with my Postgraduate Research Supervisor?

How to maintain regular contact when carrying out research remotely.

As a Postgraduate Research Student, you should already be in regular contact with your supervisor, or supervisors, and these are also your first point of contact for both academic and personal support. It is extremely important that you keep in regular communication with your supervisor(s) and discuss the most appropriate methods to do this (Zoom, telephone, email, etc), if you have not already done so.  You should ensure that you stay in touch with your supervisor in line with what is agreed during these discussions.

In addition, your Graduate School is a good source of information for any query that you have in relation to the academic aspects of your studies. Additional support is also available to you from: School PGR Directors, Institute PGR Student Coordinators, PG Tutors, and the PGR Dean or deputy as appropriate. If you are unsure who to contact, please contact your Graduate School for advice.

As you are no doubt aware, the normal expectation for supervisory interactions is that you should have a formal meeting with a supervisor at least once per month, approximately 10 times per year, with no more than an 8-week gap between meetings.  However, due to the current situation and the fact that there will continue to be remote working, we would strongly encourage you to record a meeting in ePortfolio every 2 weeks, or even weekly, if you feel this is appropriate after discussion with your supervisor.

If you experience any difficulties getting in touch with your supervisor(s), please contact your Graduate School: