|Assessment length / details
|Conference Participation Participation in resulting academic conference
|Attendance and Participation Attendance and participation in the sessions and completion of in between session tasks: the mark will be pro-rata, with attendance (e.g. out of 12), participation (e.g. out of 12) and task completions (e.g. out of 6) noted by the facilitator (e.g. attending 10 sessions, and participating in 8, with all 6 tasks completed would give 20%*(10+8+6)/30=16%
|Reflective Essay Reflective essay on the process and resulting paper *All three components need to passed at 50% level 500 Words
|Attend an alternative Conference
|Reflective essay Reflective essay on the process and resulting paper *All three components need to passed at 50% level
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Have a critical awareness of how to develop/organise an academic conference
Be able to organize/run an academic conference
Creatively deal with issues with regard to an academic conference
Be able to reflect academically on past events
This is aimed at second/third year PhD (or potentially first year MPhil) students.
The expectation is that the students would contribute to the organization and running of the Aberystwyth PGR Conference (or be involved in an alternative conference in their research area).
To allow PhD/MPhil students to develop their conference organization/contribution skills.
- Themes, dates, planning, venue (oral presentations / posters boards), food/drinks, web-pages, Registration or just open? On-line or in-person?
- Call for Contributions, promotion, invited speakers?
- Oral/poster reviewing/selection. EDI / self-submissions / balanced programme. Letting people know.
- The programme - including handout / abstracts booklet. Material production.
- Promotion: social media, email lists, posters, etc. Registration or just open?
- Technical check before the conference: test everything.
- Last minute cancellations. On the day: who is in charge, what is happening when, etc.
- Post conference: proceedings? Reflection.
There will be practical tasks in between the sessions. There will be the opportunity to share work and to obtain feedback on developed work by peers, supervisors and facilitators.
|Adaptability and resilience
|These skills will be developed through the planning and attendance of conference stage
|Co-ordinating with others
|These skills will be developed through the planning stage
|Creative Problem Solving
|Developed through thinking about the logistics of planning a conference
|Critical and analytical thinking
|Developed through the module and the assessment
|The skills will be developed throughout the module.
|Verbal communication skills will be enhanced during the planning stage. Written communication skills will be developed in the reflective essay.
|The module will entail a significant element of personal reflection, which will allow students to gain insight into areas of potential future personal development.
This module is at CQFW Level 7