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»Thesis writing as the final phase in achieving the master's degree has been identified both as a culmination of university studies, providing students with a bridge from the world of study to the world of scholarship, and as a severe problem associated with drop-out, lengthening of the duration of studies and personal anxiety of students" (Ylijoki 2010). MARIHE Master Thesis Webinars offer the opportunity for the current MARIHE students and MARIHE Alumni, to come together to reflect on the process of preparing the MARIHE master thesis. At the same time the webinars introduction allows the participants to learn about ...

MARIHE Master Thesis Webinars offer the opportunity for the current MARIHE students and MARIHE Alumni, to come together to reflect on the process of preparing the MARIHE master thesis. At the same time the webinars introduction allows the participants to learn about the master thesis topic, the methodology used, and findings by the respective speakers. The both Spring 2017 Webinars will:

  • be participative, enabling attendees to ask questions, make comments and receive regular updates and resources before, during and after the seminar
  • encourage peer-learning, and reflection
  • develop relevant insights for attendees to take back and use

You can register to attend webinars by following the links below.

Webinar 2: Speaker Nowreen Yasmin, graduate of 2016

25 March 2017, 17:00 – 18:00 CET

Nowreen Yasmin, originally from Bangladesh. Before graduating from MARIHE she graduated from Education master, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is currently working as a research associate at BRAC, international developmental organization, in Bangladesh, after her MARIHE internship at Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente, Netherlands.

Ms Yasmin will first present the topic of her master thesis "Exploring the Research Experience of Master Students of Dhaka University", which will be also published in MARIHE Master Thesis Reader 2016. Her master thesis was based on quantiative data collection, for this reason it will give a good comparison to the qualitative data collection of the first MARIHE Master Thesis Webinar.

The recording of the webinar is going to be published here

Visit the room of the online meeting here

 

Webinar 1: Speaker Georgiana Mihut, graduate of 2014

21 March 2017, 19:00 – 20:00 CET

Georgiana Mihut, originally from Romania. Before graduating from MARIHE she graduated from Education and Globalization master program, University of Oulu, Finland. She is currently studying towards her PhD in the higher education PhD program at Boston College (USA), working at the Boston College Centre for International Higher Education and is acting as chair of the Course Quality Advisory Board of the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association (EMA).

Ms Mihut will first present the topic of her master thesis titled “The impact of university prestige on graduate employability”, available also in a summary form in MARIHE Master Thesis Reader 2014. Her master thesis was based on qualitative data collection, for this reason it will give a good comparison to the quantitative data collection of the second MARIHE Master Thesis Webinar.

The recording of the webinar is published here

Visit the room of the online meeting here 

 

 

Ylijoki, Oili-Helena. 2010. Master's Thesis Writing from a Narrative Approach. Studies in Higher Education 26(1). Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03075070020030698?journalCode=cshe20 (01.02.2017).