Supervising Bachelor and Master Theses (September, 5th, + 12th 2023) – Online Training


For many students, writing a thesis can be a challenging experience, especially when they encounter unexpected problems on the level of content, methodology, and/or organization. As a supervisor it is part of your role to help students to identify and to overcome these challenges. Thus, being a supervisor can be a complex task!

In this workshop, you have the chance to prepare for this task and to expand your strategies for supervising a thesis. You will get to know tools that can help you to structure your work as supervisor, you will discuss different ways of providing assistance and feedback and relate them to the criteria that are being used to assess a thesis in your field. Furthermore, you will reflect what is (or can be) expected from you in the role of a supervisor.

We will work in an interactive online setting which will invite you to share your experiences, questions and thoughts, and discuss them with the group. Connected to inputs and practical advice, this workshop aims at offering you a well-balanced combination of new information and reflective impulses.

This two-day course includes a self-learning task between day one and day two, so please reserve a timeslot of two hours for this in your calendar.

Learning Objectives:

In this workshop you will…

  • get to know methods of supervising and guiding students in the various phases of preparing and writing a thesis,
  • reflect on (subject-specific) aspects of being a supervisor including the related expectations,
  • identify and design the different stages of a supervision in your field,
  • explore your own understanding of being a supervisor.


  • Subject-specific phases of a Bachelor or Master thesis,
  • Approaches to supervise and counsel students during their thesis,
  • Role and tasks of a supervisor,
  • Assessment criteria for Bachelor and Master Theses
  • Constructive feedback

Target group: Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all departments and fields of study

Trainer: Dr. Angelika Thielsch | University of Göttingen

Language: English


  • Tuesday, September 5th, 2023 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Self-learning phase (approx. 2 hours between both course days)

Location: Online via Zoom Pro. You will receive the link to log in to the virtual room via email by our trainer.

Registration: Please fill in the Ingenium registration form (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet).

Angelika Thielsch (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet) is an educational scientist and an experienced trainer in the field of higher education didactics. She works at Georg-August-University Göttingen in the team of „Hochschuldidaktik“.

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