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Theses: For supervisors

For supervisors- Books & Articles

Supervisor Oral Exam Handbook and Support

There is an oral examination handbook specifically for supervisors produced by the ECU Graduate Research School, along with other resources to support supervisors, on ECU's Supervisor Development: Supervisor Training Courses webpage.

Supervisors are also encouraged to attend any training sessions provided. In 2018, a panel of five ECU academics presented a Q and A panel for supervisors and students about their experiences as PhD oral examiners. A recording of this session is available to ECU supervisors on the GRS programs Blackboard site.

Please note that most of the ECU handbooks and training resources in this library guide link through to the Graduate Research School's Blackboard site. If you are having trouble accessing this site, more information is available in the section About this guide

HDR Oral Examination Handbook

HDR Off-campus supervision handbook

Improving HDR Supervisor Practics
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Below are a range of academic journal papers and resources about the PhD oral examination process.