Research students work under the guidance of a Principal Supervisor (and co-supervisor, if appropriate), as well as a Research Studies Panel
You will have a Principal Supervisor, and co-supervisor if appropriate, assigned to you who will provide quality supervision, mentoring, guidance and advice throughout your programme of study. They will also endeavour to make you aware of all regulations, policies and codes of practice relevant to you.
A full list of the role and responsibilities of both you as the research student and your principal supervisor are outlined in the Policy for Supervision of Research Degree Students
In addition to your Supervisor(s), your School will appoint a Research Studies Panel for you; early in your first year. The purpose of the Research Studies Panel is to support and enhance the supervisor-student relationship, to monitor your progress during the course of your research studies and to provide advice and support both to you and your supervisor(s).
Tip: refer to the Student Handbook for helpful advice on working with your supervisor
Access the key documents and policies relevant to all graduate research students
See the complete PhD journey at UCD from application to conferring
Tips on working successfully with your supervisor, including a helpful checklist