- Dr Jane Wellens (Head of Graduate School - University of Nottingham)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Attendance and 300 word abstracts for a minimum of 6 workshops required.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. To be able to select relevant seminars and reflect on their learning experience.
2. Demonstrate their ability to summarise the salient conent of a 1hr research seminar and to link this to the relevant publications of the speaker.
3. Have a better understanding of current developments in the Life Sciences and the broader research context in areas beyond their own research specialisms.
IBERS runs a series of weekly research seminars, involving speakers from AU (mostly IBERS but also DGES etc.) and external visitng speakers. Students participating in this module would be expected to attend 10-15 of these seminars during semesters 1 and 2, and to submit 300 word abstracts for six of these.
This module aims to give PhD students a broad knowledge of a range of subject specific skills that they can apply in a variety of research interests. In particular, it will develop the ability of students to appreciate the relevance of research beyond their immediate area of study
Links to past IBERS seminars:-
http://users.aber.ac.uk/gwg/ibers-sem/index.htm (current session)
NB All parts of this module may be assessed in Welsh if requested.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Writing skills are developed|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Skills in notetaking and abstract construction to a set deadline are developed, including the selection/reflection process.|
|Information Technology||Skills in searching web/databases for relevant peer-reviewed literature|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Exposure to research level seminars across a range of life sciences topic areas enhances the student's understanding of the breadth of scientific research and also the significance of inter-disciplinary collaboration|
|Research skills||Developed by the need to summarise a 1hr seminar in 300 words, whilst also including some information from the speakers research publications|
|Subject Specific Skills||Depending on choices|
This module is at CQFW Level 7