[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…

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…