GIS 8/3/2013 – Supervising Round-Table

giraffeThis week’s GIS summary is going to be a brief one, I’m afraid. Our speaker, Laura Viidebaum, was due to tell us about ‘Character-portrayal (ἠθοποιία) – between rhetorical theory and oratorical practice’ but unfortunately was stricken poorly and unable to attend. Instead we extended our round-table discussion of supervising. Joined by undergrad rep Francesca Bellei to speak up for supervisees’ perspectives, we discussed a wide range of issues including how to make it easier for new would-be supervisors to acquire students, how to give good feedback, and how to teach ‘core skills’ like structuring an essay or writing a bibliography.

This being my last consular communiqué, on behalf of both myself and Claire I’d like to thank everyone who presented papers and Snippets, asked questions, came to the seminar and read the blog summaries this term. Anyone interested in taking over is once more encouraged to get in touch.

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