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Dr Wing Ying Chow

Wing Yang Chow
Dr Wing Ying Chow
University of Warwick
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, collaborative, enthusiastic

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

We will agree on techniques that you will use for your project together. The training will either be carried out by me, another lab member, or a collague in the University. The aim is to give you sufficient background and experience to independently develop appropriate methods and adapt the methodology as your project requires.

Progression monitoring and management:

I like to be kept up to date with meetings on a weekly or regular basis. We will set goals together and agree on a timescale to achieve them. You are expected to make an effort to achieve the goals in the timeframe agreed. I am there to offer troubleshooting and advice throughout your PhD. I expect you to take increasing ownership of your progression during your PhD.

Communication:

I am regularly in the office/lab and have an open-door policy for at least two days per week. I endeavour to send emails during standard working hours. However, sometimes I send emails outside hours or during vacations. I will not expect you to do the same.

As a growing team, I envsiage that we will have a Teams, Slack, or WhatsApp group chat for coordinating lab issues and likely social activities. The wider NMR group has a Teams channels for troubleshooting lab issues, generally limited to messages during working hours.

I am happy to discuss any issues that are impacting your ability to fulfil your potential.

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 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 (if required) on every working day.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

Certain tasks in my lab need to 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 need at least 2 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.