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Start to Supervise (PhDs)

Start to Supervise (STS) was set up to prepare PhD students for their supervisory tasks as daily supervisor of research by bachelor or master students. The course introduces PhD students to the Thesis Supervision Timeline (TST) in two 3-hour sessions in which all parts of the TST will be addressed. The aim is to prepare PhD students to act as (daily) supervisors for Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Theses.

Target group

(New) PhD Students with current or upcoming supervision tasks


Run Aug-Sept 2024
Session 1: Tuesday Aug 27th (13:30-16:30)
Session 2: Tuesday Sept 17 (13:30-16:30)

Study load

Training sessions: 6 hours
Assignments: 6 hours

(0,4 ECTS in total); preparation of assignments is required before meeting attendance.


300 EUR; the invoice will be send after the course.

The course fee will be updated after July 1st. The new course fee will be communicated end-April.

Number of participants

Max. 24


Upon successful attendance of training sessions & assignments you will receive a certificate.

Contact info

For more information: contact the PhD courses team via esiphdcourses

If there are no spots available or the dates don't fit your calendar, please fill out the form via the link below and we will inform you about new runs of this course.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing STS, you are able to:

  1. Reflect on your role and responsibilities as a supervisor;
  2. Organize your supervision process and tasks in a structured way;
  3. Implement effective communication strategies throughout the supervision process;
  4. Reflect on formative assessment strategies, including providing feedback on the process and product level;
  5. Take preparatory measures to increase the quality of your assessment.

Course conditions

  • 100% attendance is mandatory;
  • If you cancel the course within ten days before the start of the course, we will charge you 50% of the costs. In case of a no-show (without cancellation), we will charge the full amount (100%).
Last modified:08 July 2024 12.06 p.m.