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Proposing student support model for postgraduate research education, Tashfeen Ahmad

Tashfeen Ahmad
University Office of Planning
University of the West Indies, Kingston
Email: mrtashfeen@hotmail.com

DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-10-2019-0084

Purpose: Many start pursuing graduate or postgraduate research based education, however few complete on time. The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize a postgraduate student support model which will facilitate students to complete their studies successfully and on time.
Design/methodology/approach: The model was designed using authors viewpoint on this issue which was informed by literature and first-hand interactions with post graduate students and supervisors.
Findings: Ahmad's Student Support Model for Postgraduate Research Training proposes that students need support on three major dimension (Financial, Technical and Publishing) to complete degree on time. University and supervisor play critical role in this as they provide administrative and emotional support as they create learning environment for students. The model illustrates their role.
Originality/value: The model is useful for universities to ensure they provide students with all elements proposed. New supervisors can get ideas how to play their role in facilitating students to complete their degrees on time. Students can evaluate an institution before enrolling in research education if the institution has the elements proposed in the model.
Keywords: Student support model; Post graduate research; University research support.
Citation: Ahmad, T. (2020), "Proposing student support model for postgraduate research education", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 125-139. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-10-2019-0084


WJEMSD V17 N1 2021 Ahmad.pdf
WJEMSD V17 N1 2021 Ahmad.pdf
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