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Get the best out of your working relationships with your supervisors, other researchers and other people you engage with during the course of your research.  

If you need more specific help, tailored to you, contact our experts to receive one-to-one guidance to help you succeed in your research degree.


Establish an effective working relationship with your supervisor and begin to develop networks with other researchers.  View and book these workshops.

Working successfully with your supervisors
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Identify your role as part of a wider research team, and further enhance your skills for working effectively both with your supervisor and others.  .

Resources in this section are available on Canvas.

Enhance your skills for working with others by developing skills for leadership and dealing with more challenging situations.

Resources in this section are available on Canvas.

Look for opportunities to adopt a leadership role, including taking on positions of responsibility and mentoring other members of your research group. Help to shape the PGR student experience at Swansea University by participating in focus groups and steering groups or by becoming a PGR student rep.



Access online resources on networking, negotiation skills and team working via the Canvas Postgraduate Research Skills module.