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Transforming the culture and practice of research supervision

The Next Generation Research SuperVision Project (RSVP) is a four-year £4.6million project that will review, enhance and shape doctoral supervision practice.


Research organisations


Practitioner partners


Core partners


Industry partners

By working with providers of doctoral education (Universities and HEIs), industry, funders and researchers, we aim to transform research supervision culture and practice. We want to understand what works in different contexts, identify what effective supervision practice looks and feels like, and determine how supervision practice is both supported and rewarded.

Shape the focus of RSVP

What are the highs and lows of the supervisory experience? What leads to good supervision?

If you’re involved in the formal and informal supervision of postgraduate researchers in any capacity, we want to hear from you. Your participation in the second UK Research Supervision Survey (UKRSS) will help to form a national picture of the experiences, values and views of research supervision practice, and will shape the focus of RSVP. The survey only takes 12-15 minutes to complete and there’s a chance to win £250.

About RSVP

Funded by Research England and supported by all seven UKRI research councils, the Wellcome Trust and the Crick Institute, our project has been designed to transform the culture and practice of research supervision.

Our team and partners

As a collaborative, creative and transformational project intended to bring about culture change, our work is only possible because of the many partners who are working with us.

What are we offering our partners?

In order to drive change across the sector, we will work with our partners to develop, co-create and pilot a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for research supervisors.

Keep up to date with all developments in the project, including the work we're doing with our partners, by joining our mailing list.

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Sheffield Hallam University is part of the consortium group.
University of Nottingham is part of the consortium group.
Coventry University is part of the consortium group.
King's College London is part of the consortium group.
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