I wonder if I could enlist the help of members of the Hub community? Or one sub-section of that community.
As selector for the MSc Programme – the academic member of the team most involved with fielding queries about the Programme, and making decisions about admissions – I often hear from potential applicants from the schools sector, who ask about the HE / FE / adult education / training focus of the Programme. They will ask whether we have participants from schools, and from sectors more particularly concerned with younger learners? And they will then ask whether those people find the Programme of value for their purposes. I can answer the first question – in the affirmative, of course – but the second question is a little more difficult. I hope that the answer is “yes”, but I feel that the most useful answer would have to come from those participants themselves.
So, I wonder if I could encourage those of you more concerned with younger learners to start a conversation – in the Hub – about the strengths and weaknesses of the Programme, and its various components, from your perspectives? I would then be in a position to point any potential applicants, with that question in mind, to an authentic source of opinion.
Could I encourage you to start a discussion forum on this issue? I would be most grateful. Over to you.