Frequent Questions: Graduate Students
What are the roles and responsibilities of my supervisor?
The School of Graduate Studies produces a Graduate Supervision Handbook along with a series of other resources. Review them and discuss them with your supervisor. Establishing a good foundation of communication and feedback practices early in the supervision process is important.
How can I improve my teaching skills?
The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers assistance to any Queen’s instructor or teaching assistant (TA) through a broad range of services, programs and activities. They offer workshops, consultations, opportunities to practise teaching skills, and access to information about teaching and learning. Learn about various TA Development programs.
How can I access Professional Development as a graduate student?
The School of Graduate Studies offers a suite of workshops and resources called Expanding Horizons that support academic, professional, and personal success.
What are some academic supports I can access?
Most academic support programs offered by QUIC and SASS are open to graduate students. They range from online resources from 1:1 consultations to workshops. Explore various academic support programming to see what suits your needs.
A program especially recommended for graduate students is the Grad Writing Lab. Graduate students can drop in virtually and work on their writing in a graduate community space. There is a dedicated academic writing specialist available who can help students with any writing questions. The lab runs every Monday and Thursday from 9 am – 12 pm on Zoom. Come for the full three hours or just drop-in to ask a question.