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Supervision: Graduate and Postdoctoral Support Website

The new Supervision website offers over 40 pages of research-based practical advice and guidance on the supervisory relationship.  Learn how to avoid common problems in supervision and needless delays in degree completion. Visit new website >>

Published: 31Oct2013

Writing Effective Reference Letters for Student Fellowships

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Professors are often asked to write letters of reference by students applying for awards and employment.  While time-consuming and sometimes difficult, a strong reference letter can change the outcome of any application.

Supervisors and supervisees

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Distinct from classroom teaching, your work as a graduate supervisor involves mentorship and the formation of the next generation of academics and professionals.