Workshop 3: The Masters Student Voice, Experience and Welfare
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

Workshop 3: The Masters Student Voice, Experience and Welfare

Monday 8th April, 10.00-13.00, Trent Council Room (A21)


Following two successful workshops on (1) PGT developments and challenges in the Higher Education sector, and (2) PGT Educational Innovations within the University, the third and final workshop of this year’s seminar series will concentrate on the taught postgraduate student voice, their experience as students (normally for just one year, often coming to Nottingham from outside), and issues related to welfare, support and mental health. For this session, the students themselves and the Students’ Union, academic staff and colleagues in Professional Services will present and discuss some of the key themes and challenges around PGT education and student experience. We will begin by outlining some of the key findings identified by Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey in 2018, and then hear from a panel of current and recent Masters students from all around the University about their experiences. For the second session, we will explore some of the most significant challenges facing PGT students and the University in terms of welfare, support and mental health. After the coffee break, the SU Postgraduate Officer and Chair of the University PGT working group will lead a roundtable discussion exploring the purpose and significance of the PGT Dissertation/Project, which is normally completed by students over the summer period, and the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches in the institution to supporting this phase of the Masters student journey, and how we might share good practice in the years ahead. Input from students, academic and professional services staff from across the University, as well as the Student Union, will be particularly welcome at this event. Please feel free to attend only parts of the workshop, if you have other commitments during part of it, but we would be grateful if you could register your attendance using the sign-up facility below.


10.00-10.05. Introduction, Cassie Ulrich


10.05-10.50. The Nottingham Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey: the latest headlines, followed by a panel of current and recent Masters students. Session led by Mark Bradley and Jane Wellens.


10.50-11.30. PGT welfare, support and mental health: perspectives from Uon Welfare Officers and the Office for Global Engagement. Lead TBC.


11.30-12.00. Coffee.


12.00-12.45. Masters Dissertations and Projects: Why do they matter and how do we support them? Roundtable discussion facilitated by Cassie Ulrich and Mark Bradley


13.00. Close.

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