Loughborough Doctoral College

Essential information

Are you a staff member supporting Doctoral Researchers? Here you will find key documents, information, resources and development opportunities.

For School-specific queries, check out the list of current Directors of Doctoral Programmes (DDP), Deputy DDPs and Doctoral Administrators.

Research ethics, IP and enterprise


Support for supervisors and the Supervisor Development Programme

PhD supervisors are an integral part of research leadership within our Schools, contributing not only to a positive doctoral experience for our Doctoral Researchers, but also to the University’s research ambitions. An outstanding doctoral experience is a core objective of Loughborough’s offering, and PhD supervisors are key to enabling this.

The Supervisor Development Programme supports this ambition by providing targeted development opportunities and support to reflect on and enhance their supervisory practice.

The programme has 5 modules:

  1. The Loughborough PhD Supervisor and the Doctoral Experience (launching Semester 1);
  2. Wellbeing and Pastoral Support (launching Semester 1);
  3. Supervising for and Valuing Difference (launching Semester 1);
  4. Recruitment and Selection for Research Degrees (launching Semester 2);
  5. Building Effective Supervisory Relationships and Supporting your Doctoral Researcher’s Professional Development (launching Semester 2);

The programme is delivered collaboratively by both academic and Professional Services staff.

For any other queries, please contact Dr Duncan Stanley.