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Prof Sarah White

Dr Sarah White

Prof Sarah White
University of Leicester
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, student-centred, inclusive.

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

Methods and stats training provided within the research group and from seminars and workshops held within the field.

Progression monitoring and management:

I will set out my expectations of your progression on a weekly/monthly basis. If these progression criteria are not met we will always discuss a plan of action together.

Communication:

I encourage my students to maintain a good work/life balance, I don’t expect them to email me out of hours (though they are welcome to do so).

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 fortnight

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 fortnight

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 3 or 4 days per week.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

Work in my lab requires being present on site (be it in a laboratory or at a field site), usually during core hours, depending on when participants are scheduled.

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.