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KyungMin An

KyungMin An
KyungMin An
University of Birmingham
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, collaborative, and goal driven

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

I will work closely with you to develop your project and help your research progress. At the beginning of your PhD, you will receive support and training from both myself and more experienced PhD students/postdocs. As you progress through your PhD, you will be expected to work more independently.

Progression monitoring and management:

I like to be kept up to date and will expect to see your data and discuss your progress on a weekly basis. However, when you need help troubleshooting, I will give you advice and guidance to help you reach your goals. In monthly meetings, we can set and adjust milestones and directions to achieve the goals of your project.

Communication:

I communicate with PhD students through face-to-face meetings, email, and MS Teams. I respond to enquiries quickly and encourage regular communication to ensure that any problems or delays can be addressed quickly. At the same time, I will encourage you to manage your work/life balance.

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

Typically, once a 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 every two weeks

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

At least every two weeks

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

At least every two weeks

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

In-person face to face or online via MS Teams where appropriate

Open door policy?

Yes, I have an open policy when on campus and by email, phone or MS Teams when off campus.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

Core working hours are Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 but where appropriate flexible working patterns may be adopted.

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

I typically require one week to provide feedback on written work.