Dr Salvador Macip
University of Leicester
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?
Supportive, collaborative, nurturing
In one or two sentences please describe your strategies regarding the following.
Provision of training:
The goal is to work together towards technical and intellectual independence. You will be trained, guided and helped by me and other members of the lab.
Progression monitoring and management:
I will expect you to take ownership of your progression but come to me when you need help troubleshooting. Also, I like to be kept up to date, and will expect to see data and discuss results and the experimental plan regularly. I am here for advice and guidance to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.
My door is always open and I am happy to discuss any issues anytime. The team has a WhatsApp group chat with which we regularly communicate. I am always reachable by phone, email or in person. I am approachable and available for scientific and persona support.
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?
Our meetings are not scheduled, but we see each other very often, sometimes briefly, sometimes longer meetings. If the student does not initiate contact for a while, I will ask for a meeting.
In year 2 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?
Same as above.
In year 3 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?
Same as above.
What form do your 1:1 meetings with PhD students take?
Face to face (if allowed under current health and safety advice). Alternatively, video chat or telephone.
Open door policy?
Yes, I am usually contactable for an instant response (if required) on every 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 1 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.