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Dr Yun Fan

Dr Yun Fan

Dr Yun Fan
University of Birmingham
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Goal-driven, supportive, organised

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

I will introduce you to the project with necessary technical training at first, leading to more independence later.

Progression monitoring and management:

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

Communication:

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 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 fortnight

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.