When studying a research degree at Newcastle you will be allocated a team of at least two supervisors who will serve as both your academic advisors and your personal tutors.
Your supervisors are the most important point of contact you will have at Newcastle. You would be expected to meet regularly with your supervisors during term time. You will receive as much assistance from your supervisors as they are able to provide, in terms of effort and co-operation.
The relationship is a reciprocal and mutually beneficial one. Your supervisors want you to succeed in completing your degree. Moreover, research students are an important source of intellectual stimulation and specialised expertise in the School. The supervisors can provide the skills to discipline and present your knowledge in a way that enables you to communicate with your potential audience in academia or elsewhere.