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How to Fail Your Research Degree Workshop

  • Dates:
    15 March 2017 14:00 -
    15 March 2017 15:30
  • Location: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  • Contact: Daisy Abbott
  • Email:
  • Phone: +44 (0)141 566 1456


Student Transitions – Workshop on PG Students and How to Fail Your Research Degree

Daisy Abbott is a Research Developer in the School of Simulation and Visualisation at the Glasgow School of Art:

In this workshop, Daisy will run a serious game on “How to Fail Your Research Degree”. You will have the chance to play the game, and discuss how game-based learning can be effective in embedding research skills into practice.

Whether you are a member of staff supervising student research, or a Master's or doctoral student yourself, you will take away a better awareness of the risks and pitfalls that can affect a research degree, and the academic skills and activities required for success (or failure!). Serious Games offer a fun way to learn, and there is growing research into how games can be used in higher education. For an example see the Serious Games book.

“How to Fail Your Research Degree” has been evaluated with positive results and it won the Best Serious Game Award at a conference in 2015.

This workshop relates to the current Enhancement Theme of Student Transitions, in terms of the transition from undergrad to postgrad (inc PhD). 

For further information on the games please visit the website or contact Daisy Abbott.  Better still, come along and experience the game in this light-hearted workshop.

Please note this is an external event.  If you have an queries please contact the event organiser.