How to supervise a PhD. How to be supervised for a PhD.

I actually set out to review Raewyn Connell’s work, particularly concerning her Southern Theory (this will come later). So this is really a bi-product of this, as I found an essay she wrote in 1985, which I think still has tremendous value today to both PhD supervisors and candidates. It emphasises the ‘teaching’ aspect of supervision, but looks at it as a process that may well continue after completion. It is written in the Australian academic context. Yet even advice on choosing an examiner is relevant in many country contexts where the examination process may be different. Fortunately this essay is available and freely downloadable. Follow this link. Download the whole document and scroll down until you find it. Let me know if you find it useful.

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