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RSVP to work with over 50 research organisations

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Jun 3

Background image of two people laughing together as they work. Text overlay reads: 50+ research organisations involved in RSVP. 6 core partners, 11 single institutes, 7 consortia. Learn about our new and existing partners.

Following an exceptional response to our call for expressions of interest, the Next Generation Research SuperVision Project (RSVP) now includes representation from 50+ research organisations across the whole of the UK and beyond.

Institutions were selected as practitioner partners to reflect diversity in terms of size, modes of doctoral provision, capacity and commitment to sharing and evaluating practice. 

Our new partners include:

We also welcome The University of the South Pacific (the Pacific region) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) as part of the consortium led by Queensland University of Technology (Australia)

"The expressions of interest demonstrated that there is already significant work taking place within organisations to support research supervision. We will cascade what we learn to the whole sector and will be inviting people to engage in new networks.’’ - Dr Karen Clegg, Co-Principal Investigator of RSVP

These practitioner partners will work with existing partners and the six core members to pilot and evaluate professional development for research supervisors at all career stages. Together we will explore and review approaches such as onboarding, workshops, mentoring, observation of supervision, communities of practice, and recognition of supervision practice. 

This practice element of the project complements the research we are undertaking with industry partners and HE supervisors to explore what team supervision looks like, and to better understand the needs of supervisors across different disciplines, career stages and study routes.

‘‘We are delighted that several of our UK Practitioner Partners have linked with international collaborators, so making this a truly global effort to transform and enhance research supervision practice." - Professor Doug Cleaver, Co-Principal Investigator of RSVP

View our initial programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for research supervisors to find out some of the ways our partners will be engaging with RSVP.

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