Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Professor Andrew Hudson

Professor Andrew Hudson

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

Technique-orientated, supportive, collaborative.

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

At the beginning of the project, I enjoy working with the student to develop appropriate biophysical methods (usually, a variant of fluorescence microscopy) tailored to solve a specific biological problem. This way, I can provide training in the instrumental techniques, and we can formulate a research strategy together.

Progression monitoring and management:

We will meet on a weekly basis, at the very minimum, to discuss the progress of the project, identify challenges and troubleshoot problems. You will have ownership of the project and be responsible for planning day-to-day activities, however, it will always be easy for you to seek advice and support from myself or other member of the research team.

Communication:

I have an open door policy for the research group. Whilst the days are always busy, it is always possible to find some time, Monday to Friday, to discuss a research problem. I encourage every member of my research group to take an interest in all the ongoing projects and feed their ideas into the work.

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

At least once per fortnight

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 week

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

Face to face (if allowed under current health and safety advice)

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.