Postgraduate Research Students, NUI Galway

National Student Survey

Engineering & Informatics

2020 Action Plan*

 

 

Actions

Responsible

Status*

1

Research Infrastructure and Facilities

Working spaces will be reviewed - albeit satisfaction rating is high at 76%

New Vice-Dean, CoSE

*Not Started

2

Supervision

Supervisor contact will be reviewed annually at GRC and any issues advised to supervisor(s)

GRC

*Not Started

3

Research Culture

Running of appropriate research seminar series will be investigated.  Also, research seminars run by units such as Ryan Institute, Curam, MaREI etc will be more widely disseminated to our research students.

 

The above will help to improve research ambience for students.

New Vice-Dean, CoSE

*Not Started

4

Progress and Assessment

No actions required

 

*Not Started

5

Development Opportunities 

Regarding working with a civil society organisation, this is not relevant to many of our students.  Where relevant, this collaboration will be discussed and will be promoted at GRC meetings.

 

In order to ensure teaching/demonstration will further enhance research, students will be required to include a reflective paragraph on this as part of their annual GRC report.

GRC

*Not Started

6

Research Skills

No actions required

 

 

7

Personal Outlook

GRC meetings will discuss students satisfaction in the institution and address issues with support staff

GRC

*Not Started

8

Other Transferable Skills

GRC meetings will address student management of professional development with regards to modules chosen, attendance at conferences/seminars/training and general research decisions and direction.

GRC

*Not Started

9

Responsibilities and Supports

Students will be advised during orientation and at annual GRC meetings that GRC members are available as a support to students who are concerned about academic aspects of their research.

GRC

*Not Started

10

Overall Experience

 

GRC

*Not Started

 *Not Started

*In Progress

*Complete

 * Many of the above actions will be addressed at annual GRC meetings, as a result it is planned that the GRC form completed by students will be revised to reflect these additional actions.

The above actions are tentative and will require the approval of the new CoSE Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies