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Dr Ryan Mushinski

Dr Ryan Mushinski

Dr Ryan Mushinski
University of Warwick
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Suggestions for inspiration: Laid-back, outcome-oriented, supportive.

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

Suggestions for inspiration:

From the beginning of your PhD I will expect you to independently figure out appropriate methods and changes to methodology.

Progression monitoring and management:

Suggestions for inspiration:

I will expect you to take full ownership of your progression but come to me when you need help troubleshooting.

I am here for advice and guidance to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.

Communication:

Suggestions for inspiration:

I am known to email my team/PhD students at all hours of the day and night, however I will not expect you to do the same.

I am happy to discuss any issues that are impacting your ability to fulfil your potential or my/our expectations.

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

At least once per fortnight

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

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

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?

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 2 weeks’ notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.