The relationship between student and supervisor(s) is a very important one and it is essential that you can get on with each other professionally and personally, without necessarily being the best of friends. You need to respect each other in terms of scholarship, academic credibility and practices. For all students and particularly those working at a distance, the supervisor is the link with the university, and an essential guide, teacher, colleague and mentor in the research process. It is also a political relationship, since you as supervisor have both institutional knowledge and access which can support and inform your work with your student.
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