What to do with feedback to improve your grades – with FASS Learning Developer Joanne Wood
The second session for our first years was the opportunity to learn how to use assignment feedback to improve grades. Joanne Wood our faculty’s dedicated Learning Developer, introduced our students to a variety of academic support services which will be available throughout their degree. Of particular interest among the students on the day, were one-to-one tutorials on aspects of study, individual diagnostic readings of marked coursework and The Writing Space facilitated by PhD student writing mentors.
Job Hunting – Applications, Interviews, and Assessment Centres
In partnership with the University’s Careers Service, second and third year students were taken on a virtual tour demonstrating all career resources including software that will support them through each stage of the recruitment process. This was followed by a workshop on how to create an effective CV and Cover Letter and advice regarding video interviews, psychometric tests and assessment centres.
What’s it like to do a Master’s or PhD?
Following feedback from our final year students, we organised a bespoke session about post graduate opportunities facilitated by Dr Stanley Blue and current MA and PhD students from the Department.
Our wonderful PG students shared their experience of further study, tips and advice on how to apply for a Masters programme and how to put together a PhD proposal. They also gave helpful guidance on researching and applying for funding.