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Professor Andrew Bagshaw

Professor Andrew Bagshaw

Professor Andrew Bagshaw
University of Birmingham
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Collaborative, student-centred, goal-driven

In one or two sentences please describe your strategies regarding the following.
Provision of training:

Training is generally done within the group if expertise exist, and via interaction with collaborators. Depending on the topic of your PhD, techniques may need to be learned independently, at which point I would expect us to have regular interactions to make sure things are progressing as needed.

Progression monitoring and management:

I like to be kept up to date with progress via weekly meetings, although that is flexible if there is nothing to report. We will come to an agreement about the plan of action and timelines, but you will take responsibility for making sure progress is made and letting me know of any issues.

Communication:

The group has a Teams page for general communication and organisation of lab meetings, more specific individual issues are dealt with by email. I email at any time but do not expect a response outside of an individual’s normal working hours. I am happy to discuss any issues that are having an impact on you. 

How often do your PhD students see you in a timetabled group meeting?

At least once per week

In year 1 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per week

In year 2 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per week

In year 3 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per fortnight

What form do your 1:1 meetings with PhD students take?

A mixture of face to face or via video chat or telephone.

Open door policy?

Yes, I am usually contactable for an instant response (if required) on every working day.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

The timing of work in my lab is completely flexible, and (other than attending pre-arranged meetings), I expect students to manage their own time.

Notice for feedback (e.g. on reports, manuscript drafts, thesis chapters)?

I need at least 2 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.