Postgraduates’ struggles with workload raise ‘concern’ for HEA

Happy New Year!  We are starting 2016 with a link to an article by Chris Havergal published in the Times Higher on 7th January concerning Postgraduate workload:

‘More than one-quarter of full-time postgraduates studying for a master’s and nearly half of those working towards certificates or diplomas do not believe that their workload is manageable, according to a major survey. The Higher Education Academy’s latest Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, which attracted responses from 72,200 students at UK universities, found that 72.2 per cent of full-time master’s students felt their workload was manageable. A much lower proportion of full-time certificate and diploma students, 58.4 per cent, felt that they were able to keep up with what was expected of them. “That nearly half do not think their workload is manageable is of concern, not least because of a possible impact on their depth of learning,” says the HEA in the report.’

Do you feel your workload is manageable? Do you need support?  What more can be done?  What advice do you have…….?

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