Miles encourages students to attend office hours for personalised feedback. These are usually:

  • Tuesday 1400 – 1500
  • Friday 1000 – 1100

These are usually held in Miles office – Craiglockhart 2.21. Otherwise, Miles may be found in the Craiglockhart foyer (if office is busy).

These times may change, if so, this will indicated on my office door.


1:1s with Dissertation/research students

Dissertation students are encouraged to use the office hours for quick questions and support.  These should not be used in place of 1:1s, which should be booked in advance. Preferably, 1:1s can be held on Wednesday afternoons, which is a free period. Alternatively, Friday afternoons, are normally a good time.


Some guidance to students

Dissertation/research supervision meeting: 20 minutes.  You should plan five 1:1 supervisory meetings (or three 30 min meetings) but may want to attend my office hours from time to time, to touch base. You must incorporate into your timeline these five appointments. May I recommend all supervised students to keep detailed records, please use this proforma. I find it immensely helpful when students prepare an agenda prior to these meetings.

Personal Development Meetings: Personal Development (PDT) meetings are bookable via the Programme Administrator. Please see the programme page for details.

Appointments outside of scheduled times may be requested but you are encouraged to book in advance. I shall always make time at the end of the day if I can, but please respect that my schedule is planned in advance, on a weekly basis to meet the demands of my research projects, responsibilities in the School and external engagements.  Keeping to my schedule, without much disruption is important to me, this includes, when a student has scheduled an appointment with me.

Online/Distance students  are requested to clearly indicate the medium for discussion (i.e. Skype using ‘MilesWeaver’ or organised Webinar). Online taught students have a dedicated virtual learning hour each week not noted above.

Methods of Communication

  • Face-to-face meetings are held in 2.21 (or the foyer area, if office busy)
  • Skype meetings: Please add ‘MilesWeaver’
  • Conference call:

Dial-in number (GB): 0330 088 1937
Access code: 305852#
International dial-in numbers:
Online meeting ID: weavermiles0
Join the online meeting:


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