Student Focus Group sessions two and three:
- Wednesday 25 October 2017 (17 students)
- Monday 30 October 2017 (7 students)
- CES staff/guests: Emily Packer, Alena Tkacova, Karen Turvey
These two sessions focused on the Plymouth Award. Karen Turvey introduced the Plymouth Award, its history, current successes and weaknesses and an overview of how the award is administrated, both by students and the CES. Karen identified current issues as: award is a plain certificate, equal award for those who take one year or three, large drop-out numbers, students losing motivation, if students drop-out they lose the award even if two years in. Karen introduced a new points-award system for which she asked for feedback, alongside ideas around how to promote the award, to engage and motivate students who are on the award and ways to improve recording activities on the award (currently: Word, PebblePad, spreadsheet).