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Research projects presented to new MPs


A team of recent graduates from the University of Wolverhampton have been researching student perspectives on their studies and the skills they have gained while at university.

Pliny Soocoormanee, Xavier Khan and Will Varnam from the University’s Institute of Learning Enhancement have been involved in two research projects looking at “What Works for Students” and “Graduate Attributes”.

Both projects presented their research at an event organised by the university think tank Million+, held in Westminster for new MPs. They displayed posters focused on positive aspects of the student experience and graduate achievement using quotes collected from students across the University.

Will Varnam, the Graduate Attributes Project Worker, said: “The event was a great success and a good chance to discuss our research with both MPs and people from other universities. We also enjoyed meeting local MPs from the Wolverhampton area who were really interested to know more about the experiences of our students and graduates.”

The “What Works for Students” project focused on what positive factors influence the retention and progression of students across the University. The “Graduate Attributes” project focused on talking to students about skills they have developed during their time at university and how these translate into the key skills they need for employment.

Pliny Soocoormanee, Retention and Progression Project Worker, added: “This has been an exciting project to work on with the research highlighting some really interesting student views of what enhances their experience.”

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