May 13, 2005

London Hub Event

I have been asked to contribute to a seminar organised by the London Hub of UKGRAD - the topic being how to support part-time research students.

I guess other speakers will be looking at the particular needs of this group, and, to be honest, we have not previously fully thought through how mainstream provision is/is not helpful for this group. Current provision, which is partly Roberts funded, has been focussed more on the Research Councils funded students who are full time. International students (another client group) also tend to be full-time students

So, the event will be really hepful for me in thinking about next years' programme for the Graduate School, and also how PDP/CPD can be made more relevant for part-time students.
The aspect of the Warwick provision that I can focus on is the E-Portolio and Blog facilities, I do think that part-timers could really benefit from the formal and informal (respectively) networking and communication opportuities that these e-resources provide…


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