Oxford University Gazette, 24 February 2005: Notices
Review of taught graduate coursesThe Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council has established a working party to review the provision of taught graduate courses across the collegiate university. The members of the working party are:
Professor D.B. Robertson (Department of Politics and International Relations)
The terms of reference for the review are:
To investigate and report to EPSC on:
(a) the present range of provision of postgraduate taught courses within the University in comparison with major UK and international competitors;
(b) criteria for admission and standards of expectation for successful PGT applicants in comparison to undergraduate and postgraduate research students (including the contribution of PGT students to the University's widening access agenda);
(c) patterns of syllabus, teaching and assessment across PGT courses, with special reference to provision made for individual tuition/supervision in addition to classes, seminars, and lectures;
(d) the complementarity of provision made for PGT students by faculties/departments and by colleges (and the possibility of an enhanced involvement by the latter);
(e) the pattern of destinations for PGT students and in particular the conversion rate from PGT to postgraduate research;
(f) any other aspects of PGT provision within the University which the working party considers should be drawn to the attention of EPSC.
The review committee has already sought comments from colleges, and, in the light of these,
is now consulting divisions, faculties, and departments. It would also welcome written
comments from any members of the University on matters falling within its terms of
reference. These should be sent to Mr Charles Shaw, University Offices, Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), by
Academic Writing (English for Academic Studies)Writing a Thesis or DissertationThe Language Centre is offering the above course in English for Academic Studies in ninth week of Hilary Term, 1418 March. This one-week/fifteen-hour intensive course is specially designed to enable those with heavy schedules to take the course in academic writing. The programme is the same as that covered in the Hilary term-time course. Topics dealt with include: writing a thesis introduction, discussion, conclusion and abstract, using sources and citation. The hours are 9.30 a.m.12.45 p.m., MondayFriday. The cost is £95.
Library and Self-Study AreaThe librarian keeps a list of suitably qualified and experienced people who have skills in translation, interpreting and thesis editing to be able to respond to requests seeking such expertise. If you are interested in being on this list, please contact her on email@example.com.
Further details and booking information for the Academic Writing course and all other
Language Centre courses and activities may be obtained from the Information Officer,
Angela Pinkney, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone:
(2)83360, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Web site: www.lang.ox.ac.uk).
CHICHELE PROFESSORSHIP OF MEDIEVAL HISTORYCHRISTOPHER JOHN WICKHAM, BA, D.PHIL., Professor of Medieval History, University of Birmingham, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2005.
Professor Wickham will be a fellow of All Souls College.
PROFESSORSHIP OF CRIMINOLOGYIAN LOADER (LL.B. Sheffield, M.SC. Cambridge, PH.D. Edinburgh), Professor of Criminology, Keele University, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 July 2005.
Professor Loader will be a fellow of All Souls College.