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Roles of a Supervisor

An effective Research supervisor has many roles to fulfil.

Leader - to provide leadership and professionalism during the intellectual process

Facilitator - to provide a facilitative learning and research environment

Guide - to direct and show the way

Teacher - to provide speciality resources and information during the intellectual process

Coach - to encourage and support

Mentor - to reflect on own experiences for the student's benefits

Role Model - to show behaviour and characteristics that can be emulated by others

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