This is an article by Gina Wisker and published on the Guardian newspaper’s Higher Education Network web pages. As a professor of higher education and head of the centre for learning and teaching at the University of Brighton, Gina Wisker is well placed to understand the issues between academics and the PhD candidates they supervise. The article addresses the problem of difficult supervisor-student relationships. It is well structured and practical, discussing how best to deal with any issues organised into three different aspects of the relationship: personal; learning and institutional. To read the full article, click on this link.