Good practice in student research

Last updated on 28 Jan 2021

Over 100 course leaders attended our Exploring Good Practice in Student Research workshop on Wednesday 27 January.

The workshop was a chance to share best practice about how to support students to gain learning and experience of research in the light of the decision by the HRA and devolved administrations to stop applications for individual undergraduate and master’s student projects until further notice, while the NHS prioritises the urgent COVID-19 studies.

Owen Gower, Director at the UK Council for Graduate Education, spoke about good supervisory practice and Rebecca Cassidy, Sarah Corlett and Barbra Katusiime, from the University of Kent, shared details of a group MPharm project measuring medicine burden in HIV that involved multiple students over multiple years.

A plenary session, led by Professor Matt Westmore and Helen Nolan from the Wessex Institute, saw attendees talking about their experience of running mock ethics committees, service evaluations and the use of secondary data. These approaches all provide excellent learning experiences for students without requiring an IRAS submission for review by a Research Ethics Committee.

For more tips on how to support student research, you can visit our student research pages.

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