Development Opportunities

Supervisors are the University’s agent in advising and supporting candidates to complete an original, feasible and timely research candidature. Successful supervision requires an understanding of the policies, procedures and guidelines that govern research higher degree programs, the development of positive, professional and productive relationships with candidates, and the capacity to provide disciplinary and research mentorship founded on the fundamental principles of research integrity, excellence, collegiality, and workplace health and safety.

The UNSW Researcher Development Unit (RDU) provides a number of development opportunities to help both new and experienced supervisors develop the skills and knowledge needed to mentor candidates to a timely completion.

All supervisors are responsible for leading research with integrity according to the Research Code of Conduct and for setting an example for all higher degree research candidates under their supervision in keeping with UNSW Policy.

RDU covers the research integrity, several resources and workshops on supervisory practice, and access to the iThenticate plagiarism detection system that can be used to review and assess research outputs.

RDU also provides Extend Your Career, a framework to assists UNSW staff in identifying and accessing development opportunities to suit their current career stage. 

For more information on all of RDU's resources and events, visit the Researcher Development Unit.