Saturday School for Part-Time Students
- Brunel University
- Date first submitted:
- 30 Nov 2009
- Date last modified:
- 30 Nov 2009
- Researcher-led activities
- Equality and diversity related activities
- Research project skills
- Academic practice
- Career development
- Doctoral researchers
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
The rationale for offering a combined session on a Saturday is an attempt to meet the needs of the part-time students at the institution.
The session comprises of four sessions in an informal 'day workshop' structure.
Although the content is linked to popular sessions provided to full-time students in the previous term, each sesison is considered with additional attention provided to part-time considerations.
The key aim is to develop a communty of part-time students to prevent isolation and to ensure equality of provision in training where possible.
“Research is Writing”: Style and Content
Taking Academic Writing Beyond the Thesis
Public Research Life: Posters and Conference Papers
Presenting Under Pressure: Formal and Informal Research Presentations
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
Stakeholders highly value the opportunity to have feedback on their work, to access advice and training and to meet one another in a structured setting.
The numbers of PT students attending the Saturday School are not representative of the numbers overall in the institution. An increased online presence is being developed as a form of rebalancing this and other solutions are being discussed.