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This module recognizes the importance of academic conferences for the development of PhD students. Through conference participation, workshops, and self-assessment, the module allows students to develop essential skills, including:
-the writing of abstracts
-the writing of conference papers
-presentation and networking skills
-critical self-assessment of conference performance
The content of this module is customized to particular student needs, and may include: abstract-writing; budgeting for conference travel; effective presentations; Q&A practice; conference networking.
|Student Effort Type
|Seminar (or Webinar)
Not applicable to this module.
|% of Final Grade
|Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment: participation in workshops on aspects of conference paper writing and delivery; completion and delivery of conference paper; written self-assessment of conference performance
|Throughout the Trimester
|Pass/Fail Grade Scale
|Within Two Trimesters
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Students will receive feedback from the module coordinator on their participation in the workshops, which will include active/task-based learning exercises. Students will be asked to self-assess their conference paper performance, and will receive feedback from the module coordinator and their supervisor on their paper.