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Project Overview

Taught postgraduate students represent an increasing proportion of the UK higher education sector. In 2018-19, almost 1 in every 3 new students enrolling on a Higher Education programme was a taught postgraduate, with numbers increasing by 5% from the previous year (HESA).

When considering taught postgraduate (PGT) provision, the very tight timelines and high number of part-time students add in an extra layer of complications to this idea of resilience. This project aims to identify what resilience looks like in a pragmatic context. By considering resilience in different groups, and the contextual factors likely to promote resilience, the project team will establish a shared vocabulary that can be used to embed effective resilience strategies in universities, programmes and groups such as students and staff.

Watch our introductory video to find out more about this collaborative cluster