Presentation on theme: "Introduction to Postgraduate Studies Judith Clegg."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction to Postgraduate Studies Judith Clegg
What are the key features of postgraduate study? In pairs jot down your ideas about the key features Think about how it is different to undergraduate study What resources do you have/have access to? What benefits does postgraduate study give you?
What resources are at your disposal? Electronic resources DL materials/Blackboard Library/databases/subject group information and special collections WWW People UMan Staff – Academics, E-learning team, Administrators, Librarians, student support services, finance, Students’ Union Work – Colleagues, access to other agencies, experiences. Peers – Experience, varied cultural exposure, different systems e.g. health. Physical resources/Places Libraries, agencies, visits, placements, exhibitions, events
Barriers and enablers What might be a barrier to your success, what steps could you take to mitigate and lower risk? What have you got, got access to that will enable you to do well on the MPH? How can you make best use of them? How will you manage your postgraduate journey?
Top tips for successful post graduate study Study Planning/focussed time/use study skills resources in Blackboard Personal organisation - spend some time thinking it through Enlist family/friend support and try and get employer on- board Keep in touch – discussion boards, personal contact Early warning of problems – let us support you by keeping in touch and letting us know of problems. We can often help you to sort things out with your study. You must let admin know if you are struggling with assignment deadlines – a late submission is an immediate 0 mark as is a non-submission.
Academic malpractice Academic malpractice is any activity, intentional or otherwise that is likely to undermine the integrity essential to scholarship or research. It includes plagiarism, collusion, fabrication or falsification of results, and anything else that could result in unearned or undeserved credit for those committing it. Academic malpractice can result from a deliberate act of cheating or may be committed unintentionally. Whether intended or not, all incidents of academic malpractice will be treated seriously by the University. Academic malpractice guidance http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=2870
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