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National Student Conference 2020- summary of sessions

RO Central Team - Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Posted 6 months ago

 

University of Birmingham- Saturday 29 February

Welcome- Facilitated by Eaad from the University of Birmingham and Cara from Grit

In the welcome session you heard from Eaad a current University of Birmingham student about how you can make the most of the NSC and your time on the RO programme. You also heard from Cara from Grit who asked you to set yourself a dare for the day.

Research at RIUs- Facilitated by Angela Purdham with support from Alex Owens and Charlotte Bjorck

In this session Angela explored the unique benefits of studying at a research intensive university (RIU). Alex (studying at Lancaster University) and Heather (studying at the University of Sheffield) introduced you to their research and shared with you their experiences of RIUs.

Here is a link to the presentation which was covered in this session

Student life at RIUs

This session got you thinking about how attending a RIU can enhance your student experience and continue to be of benefit to you after graduation.

Here is a link to the presentation which was covered in this session

Keynote speaker- Cara from Grit

In the keynote you heard from Cara on the different levels of communication and the importance of having good communication skills. Through sharing your experiences and listening to others’ experiences you developed your communication skills which will help you to make the most out of the RO programme. You were invited to write a pep talk to your current self while imagining you were four years from now and had completed university. If you have lost your postcard and would like to write your pep talk, you can find the postcard here.

 

University of Exeter- Saturday 7 March

Welcome- Facilitated by Kathryn from the University of Exeter and Dionne from Grit

In the welcome session you heard from Kathryn, a current University of Exeter student about their experiences of studying at a research intensive university (RIU) and how you can make the most of the NSC and your time on the RO programme. You also heard from Dionne from Grit who asked you to set yourself a dare for the day.

Research at RIUs- Facilitated by Angela Purdham with support from Courtney Reed and Steph Gibb

In this session Angela explored the unique benefits of studying at a research intensive university (RIU). Courtney (studying at Queen Mary University of London) and Steph (studying at the University of Exeter) introduced you to their research and shared with you their experiences of RIUs.

Here is a link to the presentation which was covered in this session

Student life at RIUs

This session got you thinking about how attending a RIU can enhance your student experience and continue to be of benefit to you after graduation.

Here is a link to the presentation which was covered in this session

Keynote speaker- Grit

In the keynote you heard from Dionne on the different levels of communication and the importance of having good communication skills. Through sharing your experiences and listening to others’ experiences you developed your communication skills which will help you to make the most out of the RO programme. You were invited to write a pep talk to your current self while imagining you were four years from now and had completed university. If you have lost your postcard and would like to write your pep talk, you can find the postcard here.