Professor Pam Denicolo, University of Reading
Dr Martin Gough, University of Liverpool
Dr Richard Race, Sapienza University
Dr Julie Reeves, University of Southampton
The Postgraduate Issues Network was set up in January 1995 to help its members find out about new developments in the field of postgraduate education and to interpret these for their own use and benefit. In particular the network is concerned with: financial issues, quality issues, issues of good practice, issues specific to and independent of discipline and issues relating to employment. The network has more than a hundred members, including a number in the USA, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, and it continues to grow.
The network offers its members much more than a series of meetings: it aims to be a true network of mutual support. It does this by:
- providing speakers at meetings to focus on a topic of general or topical interest
- ensuring that there is the opportunity for members to raise their own issues to discuss in or after meetings
- circulating material from members between meetings, and
- stimulating informal support and collaboration outside meetings.