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Professor Orkun Soyer

Professor Orkun Soyer

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

Hands-off but motivated and driven. I like people take ownership of their projects and run with it.

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

Close supervision early on, with more independence later on. Pairing up with a postdoc or experienced PhD.

Progression monitoring and management:

Dependent on the person. A minimum of weekly or bi-weekly meetings and identification of short and long-term targets/goals.

Communication:

Weekly or bi-weekly meetings in person. E-mail, teams channel, and weekly group meeting.

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 month

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

A mixture of face to face or via 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?

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.