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Professor Greg Challis

Professor Greg Challis

Professor Greg Challis
University of Warwick
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

I recognise every PhD student is different and tailor my supervision style to individual student’s needs.

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

Training will be provided by all members of the lab, including a senior research fellow, several experienced postdoctoral research fellows and PhD students, and the supervisor, according to the needs of the student.

Progression monitoring and management:

I recognise every PhD student is different and tailor progression monitoring and management arrangements to individual student’s needs.

Communication:

I recognise every PhD student is different and tailor my communication strategy according to individual student’s needs.

For the following questions please select just one option
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 month, but I recognise every PhD student is different and tailor my 1:1 meeting schedule according to individual student’s needs

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 month, but I recognise every PhD student is different and tailor my 1:1 meeting schedule according to individual student’s needs

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 month, but I recognise every PhD student is different and tailor my 1:1 meeting schedule according to individual student’s needs

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

A mixture of face to face and 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?

Certain tasks in my lab occur at set times, and students need to be able to commit to a rota/timetable shared with other members of the team.

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

I generally need at least 1 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.