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Conflict between students and research supervisors - complaints

newsTensions between higher degree students and their supervisors can deteriorate into complex, hostile and vengeful conflicts unless universities intervene earlier to resolve disputes, a discussion paper by the NSW Ombudsman has found.

The discussion paper, in response to an increasing number of bitterly-contested and costly feuds being reported between postgraduate students and their supervisors, recommends universities become more proactive in dealing with the problem at an earlier stage.

It says while tensions between university staff and students are not uncommon, conflicts between postgraduates and their supervisors are “peculiarly complex” as they are often subjective, based on events that occur between only two people with no records kept of conversations, milestones or expectations.

Read the full article by Katherine Towers in the Australian, 20 April 2016.

 

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Article on choosing a research supervisor
When undertaking a thesis for a Doctorate or a Master's degree choosing the right supervisor can make the difference between success and disappointment and between career advancement and career stagnation. 

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