Postgraduate Research Students, NUI Galway

National Student Survey

School of Psychology

2020 Action Plan

 

 

Actions

Responsible

Status*

1

Research Infrastructure and Facilities

 

 

 

 

 

Represent PhD priorities for infrastructure and facilities at the newly established School infrastructure committee.

Director of PhD Studies, School infrastructure committee, HoS

*Not Started

 

2

Supervision

 

 

 

 

 

Ensure consistency of supervisory practice with regard to meeting schedules, minuting of meetings, planning meetings.

Director of PhD studies, PhD programme directors

*In Progress

3

Research Culture

 

 

 

 

 

Refresh annual School Research Day to incorporate student and staff consultation.

Director of PhD Studies, School Research Committee

*In Progress

4

Progress and Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

Review guidelines for GRCs to ensure effective use of progression support strategies within yearly GRC meetings.

Director of PhD Studies, PhD programme directors

*Not Started

 

 

Respond to lower than anticipated take up of the Article-based PhD format by reviewing requirements

Director of PhD Studies, Director of Research

*Not Started

5

Development Opportunities 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor conference attendance / presentation activity among PhD students to identify need for enhanced activity.

GRCs, PhD programme directors

*Not Started

6

Research Skills

 

 

 

 

 

Ensure PhD training needs are represented in Cross Teaching Working Group established in 2019 to identify efficiencies and enhancements in postgrad teaching.

 

 

 

Director of PhD Studies, Cross Teaching Working Group

*In Progress

7

Personal Outlook

 

 

 

 

 

Explore scope to increase access or uptake of personal development opportunities for PhD students from existing NUI Galway resources.

Director of PhD Studies

*Not Started

 

8

Other Transferable Skills

 

 

 

 

 

Support access to School research groups, teaching opportunities, etc. that have resulted in high level of self-assessed transferable skills.

Director of PhD Studies

*In Progress

9

Responsibilities and Supports

 

 

 

 

 

Explore scope to increase access or uptake of personal development opportunities for PhD students from existing NUI Galway resources.

Director of PhD Studies

*Not Started

10

Overall Experience

 

 

 

 

 

Review guidelines for GRCs to ensure effective use of progression support strategies within yearly GRC meetings.

Director of PhD Studies, PhD programme directors

*Not Started

 *Not Started     *In Progress     *Complete