Guide for External Supervisors of Informatics MSc Projects
Dear External MSc project supervisors,
External people (and staff from other Schools at UoE) can propose Informatics MSc projects, as well
as co-supervise self-proposed MSc projects (i.e., projects proposed by
a student himself/herself).
Staff from other schools of UoE do not necessarily need an Informatics co-supervisor.
However, external supervisors will usually need
an internal staff member as co-supervisor.
So we advise you to get in touch with one of our faculty
who works in a subject area similar to your project.
For external supervisors who supervise larger numbers of students
(cluster projects), please contact the MSc project manager if you need help
with finding internal co-supervisors.
How to propose an external MSc project:
First you need an
(If you did this last year: iFriend accounts are normally preserved from last year, but DPMT data is reset every year.
So you need to be re-added as DPMT user. Just follow step 2. below.)
Also we'll need to add you as an external
user of the DPMT online system.
If you are not already a DPMT user, then
please tell us
your name and the email adr. that you
used for your iFriend account, and we'll give you access to DPMT. Contact:
Once you are registered as a DPMT user, you can log into the system using
your iFriend credentials.
MSc project proposals are made
via the DPMT system.
The deadline for project proposals is Friday 15. January 2021.
Projects from previous years can be imported,
but please make sure that all relevant fields
in the form are filled.
In particular, project tags are used to identify
topics in particular areas.
(If you are proposing a "Design Informatics" project, then please use the "Design
Informatics" tag to identify the project for students, and to facilitate admin later.)
The project proposal can be filed in DPMT either by the external supervisor
or by the internal supervisor. However, the other supervisor needs to register
as an additional supervisor for the project in DPMT. (Click on the project and
then click on the green button "Register Interest" at the bottom of the page, and select
the "Supervisor" option.)
See also the MSc project pages
here for general information.
Later (see the timetable),
students will register interest in your proposed projects and contact you.
You will then mark such students as "very suitable", "suitable" or "unsuitable" for the project
in the DPMT system by 5. Feb. 2021.
Students will be allocated to projects shortly after that. See the
How to co-supervise a student self-proposed MSc project.
The procedure is similar as described above. You first get an iFriend account,
get yourself registered as a DPMT user, and log into DPMT.
Then you just look up the project (already filed by the student),
and register as co-supervisor
(green button "Register interest" at the bottom of the page).
Make sure to stay in contact with your internal co-supervisor.