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Thread: I have a 3rd class degree, should I apply for a post graduate in Nursing?

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24-Jul-17, 18:14
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There is NHS bursary funding for a capped number of part-time undergraduate health care students. For students starting Sept 2017. This includes Adult Nursing at Oxford Brooks University. It looks like course fees are not funded though? So need a student loan.

Take a look at the following web page and scroll down to 'New undergraduate part-time courses'.
https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/healthcare-students/courses-starting-after-1-august-2017

Thread: Questions being asked at end of presentation

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23-Jul-17, 13:34
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Thanks, Chickpea. I am writing part of my thesis conclusion now, even though I have not finished the main body. This is so I can reiterate important parts, so there's no assumptions or confusion!

Thread: Questions being asked at end of presentation

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23-Jul-17, 09:24
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I asked my supervisor if it would have been ok to audio record my presentation and questions for developmental reasons. They said yes, Of course, I would have checked first with the people in the room that this was ok. I wish I had recorded this.

Can I audio record my Viva? Will there normally be a chairperson at an MRes viva?

Thread: Questions being asked at end of presentation

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22-Jul-17, 06:50
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I should have also mentioned my research idea is cross disciplined. I could have researched the MRes idea in two very different schools at my university. I was able to take a module in the other school as a module option. I can see it may have been a communication issue. I need to spell everything out in my thesis. I will take time discussing in detail my employment background and relevant experience and relate it to my thesis.

Thread: Questions being asked at end of presentation

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22-Jul-17, 01:30
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OK thanks. It wasn't the markers field of
expertise. I have discussed the aspect in my lit review, that was submitted months before. My course leader knows the marker and said they were amazed the marker knew of the author.

Thread: Questions being asked at end of presentation

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21-Jul-17, 17:04
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Thanks. Marking me on if I have heard of a particular author, that could fall into the wrong criteria used. I have paid around 6K for this course and I don't really see it as fit for purpose.

Thread: Questions being asked at end of presentation

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21-Jul-17, 09:33
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I presented my research recently, I'm an MRes student. One of the markers marking my work asked me if I'd heard of a particular author. I said I had not heard of that author before but I continued to discuss that I have read papers on a very related and connected subject. The marker did not ask me if I was aware of the particular aspect they were referring to. It was an aspect that is covered by many authors. The feedback from this maker was that I was unaware of wider debates in the area.
This makes me quite annoyed as I recently asked a doctor/consultant if he had heard of an author in his field of medicine. He replied, "no, are they American?." At no point did I assume the consultant was unaware of debates in his field of medicine.

How can that marker assume so much?, they didn't read my written work before marking me and I never got to meet them in person. I have so many questions about how these academics mark work and I am now starting to question academia in general. I have been advised by the course leader the feedback sheet is the discussion and that's it, it can't be discussed further. (Unless I make a formal complaint, I guess)

Thread: Masters module grades

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20-Jul-17, 20:00
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posted about 3 years ago
That presentation feedback for my masters the marker that gave me the lower mark is very unhelpful. It doesn't say anything constructive or developmental. The marker was a last minute replacement, I didn't get to meet them in person as they arrived late and left straight after my presentation. I am disappointed with the communication at my university, it's amateur compared to my previous university. I feel if I make a complaint it will impact on my final overall grade.

Thread: Masters module grades

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20-Jul-17, 12:31
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Thanks. I looked at my BA transcript from 2006. My research proposal has a result of 55 but my paper copy at home shows a grade of 67 on the feedback sheet. I have contacted the uni records office to investigate.

Thread: Masters module grades

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20-Jul-17, 08:23
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I got the grade for one of my masters modules recently, a presentation, marked by two people. I got to see each marker grade. This was a mistake and I have been told I should have only got to see the combined agreed grade. There is a difference of 8.5% between the two marks. It's made me think about how subjective grades can be. Apparently, the difference has been known to be much bigger than 8.5% for some other students.

Thread: Thoughts on my supervision

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18-Jul-17, 13:58
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posted about 3 years ago
Re.

This sounds like an admin problem not a supervisor experience problem? Of course you should have been informed of the assignment and deadline, but whose role was it to do that - the admin team or lecturer of that module? Are there two separate issues here?[/quote]

Hi thanks. The assignment was an initial part of the research process. So not part of a separate module with a lecturer.

Thread: Thoughts on my supervision

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18-Jul-17, 13:49
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posted about 3 years ago
Hi cml147, thanks. They are my only supervisor. I don't have that long to go now as I finish this year. I have met my supervisor only twice, the rest of the contact has been via email. The first meeting was to say hi and introduce myself and my ideas, so not much supervision.

Thread: Thoughts on my supervision

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18-Jul-17, 13:23
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Hi, thanks. I wasn't informed of a deadline for one assessed piece of work. No written or verbal notice of this deadline or the assignment. I received an email from the admin team asking where was my submitted work on the day it should have been submitted. It was the first I'd heard of the assignment and the deadline. It's an MRes. I had queries about the supervision from the start as mentioned, not just on hearing they are a recent graduate.

Thread: Thoughts on my supervision

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18-Jul-17, 13:05
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Hi, thanks. I have passed all modules and I'm just working on the thesis and then viva now. I feel uncertain about things but will try not to worry.

Thread: Thoughts on my supervision

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18-Jul-17, 12:07
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Hi, I am studying for my research masters and I found out this week my only supervisor passed their PhD vivia a few months before they became my supervisor. I was not made aware of this and my supervisor was chosen for me. I'm not sure what to think of this as I already had questions about the supervision. Any thoughts, please? many thanks.
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