[LIFELONG LEARNING] Feedback on Reflective Essay on PhD Supervision

It’s been a while since I wrote an essay, but I was pleased to receive this mark yesterday for an essay on “To produce a written reflective assignment, to include a demonstration of the participant’s critical and analytical understanding of the learning from the unit content, and action planning for their continuing professional development as postgraduate supervisors. (2,500- 3,000 words)”. You can download the essay (minus appendices) in PDF format, and I think the feedback below Continue Reading →

Doctoring the System

Improving the structures for doctoral students, improves completion rate? Improving the structures that support doctoral students can turn around completion rates. Tara Brabazon sets out a ten-point plan for institutions Behind every failed doctoral candidature is a personal tragedy. The unsuccessful conclusion of any degree is a moment of sadness, but the scale of this disappointment is much greater in the case of doctoral students. The dream – the prize – is to enter academic Continue Reading →