Postgraduate Research Students, NUI Galway

National Student Survey

School of Health Sciences

2020 Action Plan

 

 

Actions

Responsible

Status*

1

Research Infrastructure and Facilities

Continue to provide appropriate computing resources and facilities to postgraduate research students.

 

Ensure that there is adequate provision of library facilities (including physical / online resources) for postgraduate research students.

 

As far as possible and within budgetary constraints, ensure that postgraduate research students have access to specialist resources and facilities necessary for their research.

Head of School

 

Head of School/ Supervisors

 

Head of School/ Supervisors

*Complete

 

*In Progress

 

*In Progress

2

Supervision

Provide a positive supervision experience for postgraduate research students in the School.

 

Provide regular contact with supervisor(s) appropriate to postgraduate research student’s needs.

 

Ensure that supervisors place a greater emphasis on identifying the training and development needs of their postgraduate research students.

Supervisors

 

Supervisors

 

Supervisors

*Complete

 

*Complete

 

*In Progress

3

Research Culture

Providing access to relevant seminar programmes.

 

Facilitate opportunities for postgraduate research students to discuss their research with other research students.

 

Encourage and provide opportunities for postgraduate research students to engage with the wider research community.

Heads of Discipline/ Supervisors

 

Head of School

 

Supervisors

*Complete

 

*In Progress

 

*In Progress

4

Progress and Assessment

Encourage attendance at appropriate induction / orientation to the research degree programme.

 

Ensure postgraduate research students understand required standards and procedures for their thesis and the final assessment process.

Supervisors

 

Supervisors

*Complete

 

*In Progress

5

Development Opportunities 

Ensure that postgraduate research students are aware of and undertake training to develop transferable skills.

 

Encourage and support students to presenting a paper or poster at an academic research conference.

 

Where opportunities arise, encourage student collaboration with a civil society organisation or public organisation.

 

Offer teaching / demonstration opportunities, where possible, to enhance postgraduate research students’ overall research experience.

Supervisors

 

Supervisors

 

Supervisors

 

Heads of Discipline/ Supervisors

 

*In Progress

 

*In Progress

 

*In Progress

 

*In Progress

6

Research Skills

Continue to support students to develop skills in critical analysis and evaluation, and have a sound knowledge of research integrity and research methodologies.

 

Provide support and mentorship and encourage creativity and innovation.

Supervisors

 

Supervisors

*Complete

 

*In Progress

7

Personal Outlook

Continue to provide appropriate pastoral support and advice on wellbeing and achieving a good work: life balance.

Supervisors

*Complete

8

Other Transferable Skills

Provide networking opportunities for postgraduate research students and help students to develop contacts or professional networks during their research programme.

Supervisors

*In Progress

9

Responsibilities and Supports

Other than my supervisor(s), ensure that students are familiar with their GRC Committee members and, other than their supervisor(s) who they can approach with any issues or concerns.

Supervisors

*In Progress

10

Overall Experience

Provide an excellent research experience for postgraduate research students in the School.

 

Supervisors

*Complete

 *Not Started

*In Progress

*Complete