The teaching for this module consists of mediated readings using the VLE alongside a module reading pack, one-to-one supervision and an optional research workshop. The materials are designed to introduce research in our field in broad terms and then focus on more detailed aspects of constructing the research proposal.
Saying hello in the forum
The forum is used thoughout the module to facilitate contact between students and with staff. It is our space and only module registrants and staff can see our posts. As a first step, you are asked to introduce yourself in the module forum. As the teaching is largely via distance learning, it is helpful if other people can see who is enrolled. Please do this now by clicking on this forum link and locating the thread entitled 'Introductions for all new module participants'. You are invited to use the forum to make contact with others, indicate your research interests, add ideas and ask questions that you think may be of wider interest.
You will need the core readings supplied in the module reading pack. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received this as you will not be able to proceed without it. There is an expectation that you will read and engage with this core reading. Optional extension activities are also indicated and the reading for these is not supplied. You are also encouraged to pursue your own ideas for further reading.
Contacting your supervisor
You must contact your supervisor within one month of registering on the module and suggest some dates and times for a telephone, Skype or face-to-face discussion. Your supervisor will be named in your module acceptance letter (please contact us if that is not the case). Over time, this will lead to the agreement of a research proposal. There is no requirement to have a clear idea of your research proposal beforehand.