Title Participation in Workshops or Courses


Module description

Students may have the opportunity to attend workshops or courses, provided by this university or externally, during their research programme. This module aims to give students the opportunity to further their learning on specific research skills/methodologies or in specific research areas by participating in such workshops or courses. Students are expected to prepare in advance of attending the workshop or course by, for example, reading the prescribed reading material. It is expected that students will attend and actively participate in the workshop/course. On completion of the workshop/course the student will be required to demonstrate their new research skills. Students should write a report on the workshop/course. Specifically the relevance of the new research skills or further research knowledge acquired to the student’s research project should be included in this report.  The supervisor will review this report and provide feedback to the student. It is expected that students will discuss with their supervisor (and other research team members) what they learned on the workshop/course. A reflective journal should also be maintained by the student to record the student’s learning experience on this module.

Learning outcomes

  1. Be proficient in a research skill or Describe further research knowledge.
  2. Apply workshop-acquired research skills or course-acquired further knowledge to their own research.
  3. Write a comprehensive report on the workshop/course.

Module resources/ Any other resources: Epigeum Conferences, Presenting & Networking

Common Content for all supervisor-owned GS modules:

Teaching period all year

Module description The student should only register for this module in the academic year that they intend to complete the module.

Module content & assessment

Indicative content Completion of this module may require the student to attend workshops or seminars, complete training (including online training), maintain a reflective journal recording the student’s experience of their learning and/or completion of specific tasks or assessments. The content will be designed by the student’s supervisor so as to ensure that the student can achieve the module’s learning outcomes and that the supervisor can assess that the learning outcomes have been met by the student.

Department-based assessment

The research student’s supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the student has achieved the learning outcomes for this module and for recording this result in the student record system.

The supervisor will gather and retain written evidence that the student t has achieved the module’s learning outcomes. Each piece of evidence may only be used to demonstrate that the learning outcomes have been achieved for a specific module, i.e. no double-counting of learning achieved.

Results to be recorded on a Pass/Fail basis, with a Pass mark of 40%.

Each student may only receive credit for this module once.

Workload type/Independent & Directed Learning (non-contact)/

all learning and assessment activities/ all learning outcomes/100-125 hours for 5 ECTS

Any other resources: Online training materials are available on Blackboard 1GST1 in the Research Skills Training folder and in some cases the relevant GS module on Blackboard. Such resources include those from Epigeum.