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ERIC Number: EJ1065569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
The Development of a Postgraduate Research Community: A Response to the Needs of Postgraduate Researchers at Birmingham City University
McDonald, Ian; Mayouf, Mohammad; Rowe, Sophie Grace; Charles, Rachel-Ann; Sultan, Fahad; Patel, Karen; Forkert, Kirsten; Ochonogor, Kene Kelikume
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v19 n3 p96-101 2015
At many new universities, research is often seen as a fringe and/or niche activity, which falls well behind learning and teaching in the list of priorities of such institutions. This issue has major effects on the research experience of postgraduate researchers (PGRs), especially when the research community is small and fragmented across campuses. This problem further raises the necessity to create a university-wide research community that seeks to enhance PGRs' overall experience. Therefore, this paper aims to investigate the influence of a PGR network on PhD candidates' experience at Birmingham City University (BCU), UK. Research was conducted across six faculties at BCU, to gather feedback from PGRs regarding their overall needs and common issues faced. Results were used to develop a framework that reflects research values for PGRs in alignment with the University's core values. This article provides a useful model for enhancing the overall experience of PGRs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Birmingham)
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