On July 31st there was a meeting, where we discussed the Laidlw Requirements and how the Laidlaw Network can support scholars complete them. For those of you who have missed the call, here I am sharing some summary notes:
Design a webinar/blog posts/feedback platform to help students complete the requirements of the Laidlaw Scholarship.
Aim of the meeting
Find out what resources would be actually useful for scholars.
The requirements of Laidlaw vary across universities but in the most common situation the scholars are required to submit a reflective report/essay as well as give an oral presentation and/or a poster. The deadline for the requirements is also different, e.g. September after the first summer or at the end of the second summer.
The following questions (can find them in the form) were also discussed at the meeting:
1. What type of support works best for you? - Articles and posts in the Laidlaw Network might be better than live sessions, because it is hard to choose a time which suits everyone; suggestion to raise questions about the requirements in the WhatsApp chat (more relaxed environment); peer feedback also might be very useful. 2. Most Preferred Content. 3. Writing – hardest part: Make concise and present the data (for STEM research especially hard, because need to explain a lot of things as well as fit graphs and other results on the poster); adapt to general audience - very hard, have to work on this; how to make it interesting? 4. Stake holders.
It would be lovely if you find time to fill the form (takes 2-3 minutes)! And, please, feel free to reach me with any questions.