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. Dr Neil Lent, Dr Eunice Atkins, Dr Caroline Pope. Making the Most of Masters. Opportunities for PGT students to undertake work based dissertation projects (WBPs) Funded by the Scottish Funding Council Project is a collaboration between:. What w e do:. Support and Advice

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making the most of masters
Making the Most of Masters
  • Opportunities for PGT students to undertake work based dissertation projects (WBPs)
  • Funded by the Scottish Funding Council
  • Project is a collaboration between:
what w e do
What we do:
  • Support and Advice
    • Develop/maintain links with organisations
    • To all stakeholders to understand project lifecycle
    • Stakeholder events e.g. workshops, networking etc
    • To make procedures sustainable within programmes
resources
Resources
  • MMM Toolkit
  • Educational support
  • Network of colleagues
  • Some (limited) financial support
advantages for stem subjects
Advantages for STEM subjects
  • Understand theory through application
  • Understand reality of applied research
  • Insights into industry practice
  • Knowledge of workplace, develop confidence / independence
  • Develop contacts / network / enhanced employability
adaptability key
Adaptability = Key
  • Adaption to PhD context (SULSA) and being considered for undergraduate WBPs
  • Bespoke support: University of Stirling
the challenges
The Challenges…
  • Staff Engagement
    • Concern for student experience
    • Rigorous academic project
  • Student Engagement
    • More risky, more challenging
    • Lack of self confidence
  • ‘Management’ of the experience
    • More risky, more challenging
    • Yet still ‘safe’
solutions embedded
Solutions: Embedded
  • Embedding MMM in School
  • Embedding activity within the school
  • Programme ownership: sustainabillity and adaptability
solutions bespoke
Solutions: Bespoke
  • Programmes choose support: match with own needs
  • Projects scoped through Networking Event with external organisations
  • Direct student support: ‘Lift Off!’
    • Employability (self-reflection)
    • Self-efficacy and confidence
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