Good thesis supervision in less time

In this workshop you will get strategies and methods to organise and carry out the supervision of Master's thesis efficiently.

Purpose/ Content

The Study Progress Reform has created stricter time frames for Master's theses supervision at Aarhus BSS. However, shorter time does not necessarily mean bad supervision. There are a number of ways to make one’s supervision more efficient without it being to the detriment of the students learning outcome.


The purpose of this workshop is to give you some tools and strategies to make your supervision more efficient and increase the chance that your students will complete their projects on time. The workshop will focus on 1) the initial phase of the thesis writing process (choice of topic, problem statement, and mutual expectations between the supervisor and the student), 2) giving timely, criteria-based and targeted text feedback, and 3) the balance between furthering the students’ independent work and guaranteeing a high level of quality and progress in the students’ work.



  • A presentation on efficient supervision, including text feedback and questioning technique
  • Individual exercise on your expectations
  • Group work: What do you do that works?



Bring a concrete example of an assignment on which you have already given –or are to give – feedback.

CTL also offers:

this workshop as a commissioned or ‘tailor-made’ workshop or as a presentation for teaching teams or at academic events at programme, department or section level at Aarhus BSS.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more.