University of Greenwich
Fast Forward Masters Scheme
Jon Sibson
Dr Gabriella Cagliesi
25th February 2014

Teaching excellen...
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The Greenwich Context
Objectives of the fast forward scheme
What the scheme offers
Planned re...
THE GREENWICH CONTEXT
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Highly diverse student population:
- 30% of final year UG Business students from low participatio...
OBJECTIVES OF FAST FORWARD
MASTERS SCHEME
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Recruit 150 additional home PGT students from traditionally underrepresented ...
WHAT THE SCHEME OFFERS
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156 places available on fast forward Masters scheme, offering:
- 60% fee reduction (30% funded t...
RESEARCH
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Main research objectives:
- To understand key constraints/enablers to continued study at PGT level
- To assess...
Progress to Date
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Details of scheme defined
Marketing material prepared
Scheme marketed through three main channe...
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Jon Sibson, Business School, Greenwich University - Developing your approach to Postgraduate study and employment

  1. 1. University of Greenwich Fast Forward Masters Scheme Jon Sibson Dr Gabriella Cagliesi 25th February 2014 Teaching excellence for over 100 years Teaching excellence for over 100 years
  2. 2. Presentation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Greenwich Context Objectives of the fast forward scheme What the scheme offers Planned research Progress to date Teaching excellence for over 100 years
  3. 3. THE GREENWICH CONTEXT • Highly diverse student population: - 30% of final year UG Business students from low participation areas. - 65% from non-white families. - Virtually all from state schools • Population skewed towards part time and older students. In 2011/12: - 30% part time - 45% over 25 • PGT programmes dominated by international students: Teaching excellence for over 100 years
  4. 4. OBJECTIVES OF FAST FORWARD MASTERS SCHEME • Recruit 150 additional home PGT students from traditionally underrepresented groups • Enhance their employment through mentoring and work experience • Research barriers/incentives to home students undertaking PGT programmes and evaluate impact on employment outcomes Teaching excellence for over 100 years
  5. 5. WHAT THE SCHEME OFFERS • 156 places available on fast forward Masters scheme, offering: - 60% fee reduction (30% funded through HEFCE PSS; 30% matching fee waiver from UoG) - £500 bursary for study materials - Outside mentor - Work experience • Open to Home students - First/Upper second class UG degree - Financial means test Teaching excellence for over 100 years
  6. 6. RESEARCH • Main research objectives: - To understand key constraints/enablers to continued study at PGT level - To assess the impact on employment outcomes for those who complete the scheme. - To assess any impact on perception of employers of PGT students • Dissemination - Project micro-site on UoG website - Two project events to showcase findings Teaching excellence for over 100 years
  7. 7. Progress to Date • • • • Details of scheme defined Marketing material prepared Scheme marketed through three main channels - Presentations to Y3 UG students - Email shots to qualified alumni - Intermediary bodies e.g. professional associations Over 100 applications so far. Teaching excellence for over 100 years

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