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International students say courses lack structure and networking opportunities

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Overseas nurses studying PhDs in the UK often find courses challenging due to a lack of structure and networking opportunities, according to researchers from Nottingham and Glasgow.

They interviewed 17 nursing students from nine countries studying at six UK universities.

Many said they had expected a “more structured programme” and wanted more chances to network with UK nurses as they “did not always feel well integrated into their department’s wider research environment”.

Evans C, Stevenson K. The experience of international nursing students studying for a PhD in the U.K: a qualitative study. BMC Nursing (2011) 10: 11

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  • Am I wrong in thinking that it is their responsibility to involve and integrate themselves into all aspects of learning?

    If they unable to throw themselves fully into their programme and take advantage of the opportunities available and overcome any perceived obstacles, perhaps they are not fully suited and should move over and give other, more determined students a chance.

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  • Am I wrong in thinking that it is their responsibility to involve and integrate themselves into all aspects of learning?

    If they unable to throw themselves fully into their programme and take advantage of the opportunities available and overcome any perceived obstacles, perhaps they are not fully suited and should move over and give other, more determined students a chance.

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  • depends whether they are doing a taught or a research degree course. The taught course is structured and the research degree you are on your own although you have a supervisor.

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