This is so he can review it beforehand rather than be flipping through it at the meeting. If you haven't, you should review his recent papers and website, if he has one, to gain knowledge about his current research interests. If possible, you might also try to review master's theses or Ph.D dissertations that he was the advisor for. Try to come.
Following each meeting with your supervisor you should produce a short report - no more than 100 words say - on what was discussed and, importantly, any actions that it was agreed either you or your supervisor should undertake as a result of the discussion.
Formal supervisory meetings. Supervisors must take the initiative in making the first contact with their research students. The first meeting should normally take place within a week of a student’s registration. At the first meeting, it is usual to discuss the student’s outline research plan, and any sponsorship or other financial arrangements, if these have not been agreed beforehand. It.
At this stage, the supervisor should point out examples of sloppy work, but should not feel obliged to correct all errors of spelling, grammar etc. After all, it is the student whose work is being assessed, not the supervisor. The dissertation must be handed in to the Examiners by the first week of the Easter Term. The supervisor should.
The first meeting provides advice on dissertation research and writing. The second meeting advises students on the writing up and presentation of dissertations. Students are encouraged to submit a 1,000-word outline of their dissertation to the History of Art office by a set date in Semester 2 for discussion with their supervisor. Students are entitled to three meetings with their supervisor.
Technical advice on the scholarly presentation of the dissertation and on preparations for the viva should be offered. A Progression Review meeting will take place at the end of the first and second year of study, involving the TAP panel and (in the first year) another member of academic staff.
At the beginning of the semester you should contact your dissertation supervisor to discuss the topic of your dissertation. You should think about a general area (or two) that you wish to write about and how you might approach the topic. Your chosen topic should not fall far beyond the experience of your dissertation supervisor.
Usually you’re assigned to a supervisor early on in the first stages of your dissertation (or even in the preceding term). It’s your responsibility to arrange a first meeting with your supervisor, so get in touch as soon as possible. Leaving contacting your supervisor until the eleventh hour is a potential disaster.
A short written proposal or concept note should be prepared in advance of your first meeting with your supervisor, indicating the aims and justification of the dissertation, specific research questions, literature and investigative work to be covered and a provisional outline of chapter titles and sub-headings.
The first meeting will take place in week 7 or 8 of Michaelmas term to provide them with the information needed to start work on their dissertation over the Christmas vacation and to agree the pattern of project supervision in Hilary term.
Find a Supervisor Before your admission can be finalized, you must find a professor who has agreed to act as your thesis supervisor. He or she guides you throughout your research and the writing of your thesis. We strongly recommend that you find a thesis supervisor before submitting your application.