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Providing opportunities for masters students to undertake work based projects. What is MMM?. Opportunities to undertake work based dissertation projects Funded by Scottish Funding Council as part of Learning to Work 2 Project is a collaboration between . Benefits.

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Providing opportunities for masters students to undertake work based projects

Providing opportunities for masters students to undertake work based projects


What is mmm

What is MMM?

  • Opportunities to undertake work based dissertation projects

  • Funded by Scottish Funding Council as part of Learning to Work 2

  • Project is a collaboration between


Benefits

Benefits

  • Greater links between universities and employers

  • ‘Real world’ projects

  • Gains for employers

  • Enhanced employability for students

  • Quality enhancement of PGT programmes


The challenges

The Challenges…

  • Differing regulatory frameworks between institutions

  • Understanding ‘product’

  • Masters programme timescales

  • Students’ perception of ‘risk’

  • Sustainability

    …or Advantages?


Making it work

Making it Work

Adaptable:

  • Across disciplines: suite of adaptable models

  • Across sectors: suite of adaptable models

  • Across HEIs: collaboration


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Making it Work

Embeddable:

  • Low cost: embed within programmes

  • Easy to use: programme led

  • Resource light: relatively simple systems

  • Sector-wide approach: engage with other agencies to embed more widely


Project life cycle

Project Life Cycle

Year 1

Feedback

Year 2

Refining

Year 3

Self-sustaining programme


Activity so far

Activity so far

Key Statistics

  • 279Employers engaged with by MMM.

  • 64programmes currently involved.

  • 207 work based projects facilitated this year

  • Four other universities interested in working with MMM


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Activity so far

Overall Engagement

Engagement with MMM can be categorised into three broad areas:

  • Work based projects: developing an infrastructure and sharing knowledge

  • Other forms of work based learning

  • Collaborative working between universities


To learn more

To Learn More

For more information about the project visit our website

www.mastersprojects.ac.uk

And to keep up to date with the latest news join us

www.linkedin.com/groups/Making-Most-Masters-4100224

Follow us on twitter @LTW2_MMM


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