According to the Study Regulations For Research Degree Programmes (6.1.6, 6.1.7), postdocs can not be nominated as supervisors (principal, second or third supervisors or advisers for PhD by Published Works) of PhD students.
Exception: Senior Research Fellows appointed under the Queen's University Research Fellowship scheme (including Illuminate fellows, Vice-Chancellor's fellows and Patrick G. Johnston fellows) are eligible to be principal or second supervisors of PhD students, provided an experienced supervisor is also involved. Holders of equivalently prestigious personal independent fellowships may also be granted this opportunity but will have to seek the approval from the Research and Postgraduate Committee. As for all supervisors, these fellows need to complete QUB's training course for supervisors before appointment.
This new role is being piloted in the MHLS Faculty for the academic year 2019-2020.
The role of Assistant Supervisor has been created to officialy recognise and regulate the significant contribution of postdocs who are involved in the supervision of PhD students but who are not eligible to be listed as Supervisor (see above).
More information on the eligibility, role and responsibilities and application process will be made available here during Summer 2019.
This section is currently under investigation.
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