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Productive postgraduate research depends on developing a successful collaboration between student and supervisor. The supervisor, or the principal supervisor in the case of co-supervision, should be an academic staff member in the Department of Geography

Finding a supervisor for your research is a critical task, and before making a commitment to a particular project, students should find out as much as they can. Browse through staff research interests to find out who is most appropriate for your area of interest. It is often best to contact the academic staff member(s) by email asking the supervisor's expectations of students are, and the supervisor's availability over the course of the research.

It is important at the outset to establish that financial or laboratory (if applicable) resources are available to complete the planned research. Generally, the greater the shared interest in the topic of the research, the more likely it is that both the student and the supervisor will be stimulated to work together productively.

Our postgraduate students profiles are also a good place to look for information on the kinds of projects they are currently working on.

Be sure to check the department's research framework for ideas on the kind of work staff are currently undertaking.

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