Academic higher degree supervision
Do you have what it takes to supervise a research higher degree student? Become an official JCU academic advisor!
The James Cook University Graduate Research School provides one-day workshops for aspiring advisors of Higher Degree by Research candidates as well as refresher courses for experienced advisors who wish to update their knowledge. For more information visit the JCU HDR Advisors page or register your interest in becoming an academic advisor by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding is available.
Become a research mentor
The MIRI Mentor Program has been established to help build research leadership and the culture with the Hospital and Health Service and our partners through effective mentoring activities. The aim of the MIRI Mentor Program is to provide research leaders with the ideas, concepts, and tools to become more knowledgeable and effective mentors.
Mentoring a less-experienced researcher is important for all those with experience to share their knowledge and expertise with others. The goal of the mentor is to establish the trainee as an independent researcher.
Mentoring responsibilities include sharing knowledge and skills, overseeing the trainee’s work and helping the trainee to make contact with other researchers. The trainee reciprocates by taking a proactive role in learning and development.
Early in the collaboration the mentor and trainee create an agreement delineating the amount of time they will commit and the ownership of information created through the mentoring relationship.
Ultimately trainees should have the aim of pursuing independent research utilising the knowledge and skills imparted by their mentor.
Contact email@example.com to express interest in becoming a mentor. Workshops will be facilitated based on registered interest.