During Spring 2019, the three postgraduate wrap team members: Shane, Wangi and myself (Katie), carried out 9 interviews and 4 focus groups with undergraduate students to help the wrap team better understand student experience and opinion of undergraduate research at Warwick. Using a self-selecting sample of students recruited through sign ups from our online survey, … Continue reading Reflections on team-conducting focus groups and interviews: my experience of making them happen
January 2019 marked one year since the beginning of the wrap project. Naturally, the start of a new year was a good time to take stock and reflect on the wrap team's experiences in the past year. Not only has the team grown in terms of numbers - we welcomed PG Researcher Shane to the team … Continue reading Reflecting on writing a reflective piece
The wrap team had the opportunity to present a poster at the recent (Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) showcase event, alongside giving a short presentation to attendees. Like many of the undergraduate researchers who took part in the URSS this summer, this was our first poster presentation. The hardest part came right at the start … Continue reading Our first poster
-Reflection on the submission for Advanced HE STEM Conference 2019- Attending a conference is a great opportunity to disseminate work, share thoughts on recent advances with other academics and experts in the same/similar fields, and enlighten the way of thinking. It enables us to build network and enhances our professional and personal development. So yes, … Continue reading Submitting for An Education Conference
In September 2018, I had the opportunity to present the findings from the wrap project's literature reviews at the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR). It was a great platform for presenting our work, a fantastic learning opportunity and ultimately a rewarding experience.
One of the first activities we undertook as a research team was to investigate the undergraduate research schemes, similar to Warwick’s Undergraduate research support scheme (URSS) across all UK universities. We used a systematic approach to our data collection methodology: allocating a set number of universities amongst the team, and developing a bespoke template to … Continue reading The road to Sheffield