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PGR New Supervisor Training on QMPlus

The Doctoral College is pleased to announce the launch of our redeveloped PGR Supervisor Training for new supervisors.  


This new supervisor’s training is designed for supervisors who have not yet supervised a PGR student at Queen Mary, and must be completed before becoming a first supervisor. 

The training is developed using the UKCGE Good Supervisory Practice Framework and is designed to: 

  • Support you in supporting your research students and in your career development. 
  • Begin the process of considering what kind of supervisor you are or will be, how to be a good supervisor, and the kinds of challenges you may encounter. 
  • Introduce you to the Queen Mary rules and regulations relating to PGR matters. 
  • Introduce you to the different professional services that work with PGR students. 
  • Support you, your school/institute, and Queen Mary in meeting our statutory and external regulatory requirements, and to meet the requirements of research funding bodies. 

This training is delivered asynchronously through short modules that are designed to take approximately 10 minutes each to work through. You can complete these in any order you like, and you can dip in and out of them as necessary (i.e., you do not have to complete them in one sitting). 

The modules contain questions to help you think about your own experience and expectations, and quiz questions throughout. A successful pass rate of 80% is required for the quiz questions in order to complete the training. All results above the pass mark will be logged as training completed and completion will be processed once a month. You will then be able to access your certificate of completion on the CPD Training system. 

Training completion records are also reported school and institute PGR teams once a month, for their records. 

You can access this training via QMPlus 

If you have any questions regarding the training, please contact the Doctoral College at 



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