The interdisciplinary nature of many topics, together with the complexities of University’s academic structures (and consequently its website) mean that there is no easy way for a prospective PGR (Post Graduate Research) student to identify relevant PGR opportunities on the basis of their academic interests. This can lead to prospective students failing to pursue PGR opportunities at the University, and also the concentration of requests for supervision around a small number of better known academic staff.
This proposal would create a searchable online database that would bring together information about research areas, topics and expertise, resources (e.g. exclusive collections which only exist at the University) and funding opportunities on the basis of keywords associated with their research interests1.
Original Project Proposal - submitted as part of the 3-year rolling planning process
It could also be accessed by SRA and International Office recruitment staff to provide more helpful, instant information to prospective PGR students at PG study fairs.
This proposal has the potential to be linked to the ‘Find an Expert’ proposal from Communications & Marketing.
1 - This may also link to a project proposed at Learning & Teaching Committee on 19 November 2014, re. open educational resources, which describes digitising “Edinburgh’s treasures”.
Current project status
|Report Date||RAG||Budget||Effort Completed||Effort to complete|
|February 2019||BLUE||100.0 days||84.0 days||9.6|