If you have any problems with your supervisor or supervisors, it is important to address them with your department as soon as you can.
The Graduate School provides guidance on the responsibilities of Supervisors and Mentors, setting out both your responsibilities and those of your Supervisor, co-Supervisor and Mentor. If you feel that these responsibilities have not been met, then you may have grounds to make a complaint or switch supervisor.
It is possible to change supervisors, though you should be aware that there may not be another suitable person in your department. There may only be a limited pool of supervisors with the necessary expertise in your area and changing your supervisor can also affect your funding.
It’s important to raise an issue as soon as it arises with your department. If you do this and still don’t find the answer you’re looking for, you can find information about formal complaints here.
You are always welcome to come to Guild Advice or your Postgraduate Officer to discuss your options further.