GRADnews is a monthly e-newsletter aimed at postgraduate research students within the university and features information on a wealth of internal and external career-development related opportunities available to the community.
- University of Strathclyde
- Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Date first submitted:
- 17 Jun 2011
- Date last modified:
- 17 Jun 2011
- Relationship to RDF:
- Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities
- Knowledge base
- Domain B: Personal effectiveness
- Personal Qualities
- Professional and career development
- Domain C: Research governance and organisation
- Professional conduct
- Research management
- Finance, funding and resources
- Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
- Working with others
- Communication and dissemination
- Engagement and impact
- Researcher-led activities
- Personal effectiveness
- Equality and diversity related activities
- Work experience
- Research project skills
- Academic practice
- Knowledge exchange
- Researcher development strategy/management
- Enterprise-related activities
- Career development
- Research into researcher development
- Postgraduate researchers
- 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?
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
As this resource is a newsletter, there are no pre-requisites required. However, for events/workshops etc. on offer, each individual event on offer may have their own pre-requisites. The number of participants can vary greatly depending on the type of event/workshop being held. Over 1,000 researchers receive this email each month.
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
The effectiveness of our GRADnews e-newsletter is measured through the uptake and enquiries for our advertised courses and events. The newsletter is also hsoted in our internal resource centre – the R&KE Portal. We measure site traffic (number of visitors) to these pages. Feedback is regularly sought from the researcher community, the Communications Office and other relevant departments, and GRADnews is continuously being improved an update based on this.