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Professor Yin Chen

Professor Yin Chen

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

Supportive, student-centred, spontaneous, collaborative.

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

You will be expected to identify your training needs in discussion with the supervisors’ team.

Your training will be provided by the supervisors or their teams (experienced post docs/PhD students in our groups).

Alternatively, we may send you to our collaborators’ network around the UK and the world for specific training.

Progression monitoring and management:

I will expect you to take full ownership of your project but come to me at least once a month when you need help, troubleshooting or just general chat.

I like to be kept up to date, and will expect to see evidence of method development/data generation results/trouble shooting on a monthly basis.

Communication:

I have an open office policy which means you can come to see me when you need to.

Additional communication can be via email/teams/skype etc.

You are expected to set up a monthly meeting with myself and co-supervisors for general update and future plans.

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

At least once a month

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?

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 1 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.