- Supervisors & managers
- Premia - making research education accessible
- Supervising disabled researchers - Premia
- Building the supervisory relationship with a disabled researcher
- Examples of positive first meetings with disabled researchers
- Scenario 3: first meeting with Claire
Scenario 3: first meeting with Claire
Claire is dyslexic. At her selection interview she told her supervisor that she has organisational difficulties.
Questions it may be beneficial to ask
- She mentioned at interview that she has difficulties organising her work. How has she managed her study before - on her degree programme/taught postgraduate course?
- Research at doctoral level makes a lot of demands on the researcher. How can the supervisor best support her in planning her work?
- Does she know about learning support within the university?
- She will have to sustain a complex workload over at least 3 years. How can her supervisory team help her to sustain the management of her workload?
- Would it be helpful for her to see the strategies that other dyslexic researchers with organisational difficulties have used?
- Are there other issues for her around teaching and giving presentations?
- Has she had an appointment with the disability service so that she can have a full assessment of her support requirements?
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