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Dr Fedor Berditchevski

Dr Fedor Berditchevski

Dr Fedor Berditchevski
University of Birmingham
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, student-centred, outcome-oriented

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

Extensive training will be provided at first and this will subsequently lead to more independent work.

Progression monitoring and management:

I am always available for advice, guidance and discussion of the work to help you achieve the goals we set together and reach the best possible outcome.

Communication:

The door of my office is always open for face-to-face communication; I am also available on my Email and mobile phone and quick to respond to and help with any concerns you may have.

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 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 3-5 days’ notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.