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Tara Brabazon podcast

Jul 23, 2018

Tara introduces the deficit model of teaching and learning, alongside its impact on doctoral supervision.

Jul 23, 2018

Once the thesis is submitted, students fret, sweat and stress.  Many supervisors do the same.  But how can the 2-3 months of examination be used productively and well?

Jul 23, 2018

In this professional development session for supervisors, Tara explores the challenging few weeks before the submission to examiners.  How do we stop those weeks becoming months, while controlling the emotion and stress of students and supervisors?

Tara presents one solution:  10 drafts to submission.  

Jul 23, 2018

To enable a student to finish a PhD - and certainly finish in the minimum time - requires a sharp, precise and considered beginning to the programme.  As part of her STEPS Professional Development Programme for PhD supervisors, Tara introduces the 'Setup document,' the foundation for her first meeting and, indeed, the...

Jul 3, 2018

PhD milestones can be tough for the student.  They should be rigorous, precise and clarifying.  They should not be brutalizing, cruel and confusing. 

This flipped training session for PhD supervisors probes the type of questions that can be asked of students and the scenarios to avoid.  

What is a productive suite of...