GRSC6038 HKU Transferable Research Skills Course
The primary purpose of the course is to enhance both the personal
and research effectiveness of students. Furthermore, it exposes
students to a new learning environment, meet people from different
disciplines and cultural backgrounds.
The course adopts an interactive teaching mode which focuses on
experiential learning, achieved through a series of challenging
group tasks. Students will be divided into small teams to perform
various group exercises. Topics include planning, project management,
creativity, communication skills, group dynamics, networking, developing
self-awareness, collaborative research and careers. As much as
possible, links are made to the research environment and participants
are encouraged to apply their new insights to their work.
It is a residential course. Students are required to be residential
in a venue outside HKU campus and be available for the whole programme
period, including evening activities.
This course (or GRSC6008 or GRSC6039) is compulsory for all MPhil
and 4-year PhD students registered in or after September 2013.
Students are advised to take the course during the early stage
of study. Each offering of the module is limited to a maximum
of 30 students.
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the course leaflet and application form for Semester 2, 2013-14
Students are required to be available for the whole programme period,
including evening activities. Assessment will take the form of
a series of reflective activities and presentations during the
course and be assessed on a pass/fail basis.
At the end of the course, participants will have identified important
aspects of transferable skills, analysed their own strengths
and weaknesses in relation to these, and designed affective actions
to enhance their skills for their postgraduate study, career
and whole person development.