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Dr Cyril Dominguez

Cyril Dominguez
University of Leicester

In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Student-centred.

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

I believe that PhD students should demonstrate a certain level of independence and creativity. Initially I will provide training and guidance on the project. I will then expect you to lead the project and suggest your own experiments.

Progression monitoring and management:

I will expect you to take full ownership of your progression but will discuss your data on a weekly basis and provide guidance when necessary.

Communication:

The team has a WhatsApp group chat to discuss general laboratory issues. We have a weekly group meeting where 2-3 people present their work to the team. My door is always open for informal chats.

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 fortnight

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 fortnight

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.

6.6 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.