Project Management and Advanced Research

The student blog for Cardiff University Module SET265

The Module

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Project Management and Advanced Research focuses on developing postgraduate research knowledge and skills, by embedding them within various projects and initiatives based in Cardiff’s Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research (CEIR). Students will gain training in project management, digital scholarship and transferrable skills while contributing to various research projects running within CEIR and its partners. They will also learn about the ways in which we can interpret ‘texts’ as technological processes whose meaning is shaped by the medium in which they are constructed and transmitted.

The module will provide opportunities to enhance students’ employability skills and familiarity with higher education research. Core skills will include the ability to synthesise information in various contexts; participating in group and individual projects; working in a variety of environments (e.g. archives and repositories) and using various scholarly tools, including digital applications; display experience in curating exhibitions, writing reports and undertaking editing tasks (e.g. proofreading, typesetting, etc.); develop project management skills; reflect on their experiences and the critical methodologies they have employed.

On completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the material aspects that underlie the production of various cultural artefacts, such as literary works, illustrations, digital objects and scholarly research; gain experience of research practices within the higher education environment; work effectively with a variety of research tools and in a variety of environments; reflect on their experiences and the critical methodologies they have developed. In addition to gaining experience of advanced research and module credits, students attached to projects as research assistants will also be fully acknowledged for their contribution.

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