March 6, 2019, by Lisa Chin
Getting Started! Workshop for Part-Time PGTs
This post is written by Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Manager.
Since January 2018, Graduate School has extended its support to Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students on campus. Since most workshops that we deliver takes place at our Semenyih campus, therefore, many part-time PGT students are unable to attend them.
On Saturday (23rd February 2019), I was invited to do a workshop titled: Getting Started! A quick guide to maximizing your postgraduate journey for PGT students from Faculty of Social Sciences departments. It is always rewarding when I am invited to do such workshops as it presents an opportunity for me to meet and network with our part-time students as a member of staff of the Graduate School.
Over the duration of the 1.5 hour workshop, we covered several important elements that are essential to a postgraduate’s journey. Elements such as:
- Working effectively in groups
- Planning their time and projects more efficiently and effectively
- Fostering creative thinking and problem solving skills
- Mastering good presentation skills
Aside from theoretical content, students also had the opportunity to engage in several practical activities that helped them get a better grasp on the above-mentioned elements. Figure 1 and Figure 2 show students attempting to uncover concealed colours in sentences (as part of the Creative Thinking exercises).
To everyone I met on Saturday, I wish you all the very best in your postgraduate journey. I hope over the duration of your journey, you will be able to put into practice all the elements that you learned during the workshop.
To our PGT community (full-time or part-time), should you require any additional trainings, other than what Graduate School currently delivers (click here for the full list), please do get in touch with us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.