UST GS conducts webinar on PhD by Research

The UST Graduate School spearhead a webinar on “PhD by Research: Program Structure, Content, and Supervision” held on November 10, 2021, via Zoom.

This online event provided insights on designing program structure, streamlining curricular contents, identifying logistical requirements, and offering guidance in student supervision in the context of the ‘PhD by Research’ program.

The guest speaker was Professor Nalini Boodhoo, Ph.D., of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. Her lecture centered on two key questions: 1) What makes for a sustainable climate in which postgraduate research (PGR) students can thrive, and 2) What supervisory pedagogy is most suitable in view of the recent COVID-19 pandemic?

Boodhoo also shared the qualifications framework for England, Wales, and the Northern Ireland, the personal and professional development programs designed for postgraduate students, and research development and transferable skills training among students.

The speaker likewise encouraged the participants to reflect on building a research culture and academic community in a world of hybrid working. She also linked this to developing communities and supporting wellbeing in a fragmented world.  

One of the highlights of the webinar was the sharing insights by Asst. Prof. Jeremiah Opiniano, Ph.D., and Assoc. Prof. Leah Dela Rosa, Ph.D.

Opiniano shared his experiences in doing PhD by Research in Australia, while dela Rosa, talked about managing and supervising PhD by Research students from the University of Reading.

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