PhD Student two weeks work

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A call out from the International Study Centre, looking for a doctoral researcher to do a couple of week’s work.


Students interested should contact Marcus Williams, Director of Student Recruitment, [Marcus.Williams@sussex.ac.uk] by Monday 8th October.

We are looking for a PhD student who can undertake some work over the next 2 weeks.

The purpose of the work is to look at the performance of students studying on courses at the International Study Centre on campus and their progression to Sussex, relative to international students who have not studied at the ISC prior to a Bachelor or Masters degree with us.

The outcome of the project will be a report presenting the following elements and drawing out conclusions from the data provided.  The report should look at the following:

  • Correlation between English language level upon entry to the ISC, final marks at the end of the ISC programme and degree outcome from Sussex.  Conclusions should be presented as a full picture as well as broken down by student nationality and subject pathway.
  • Correlation between academic qualification and level upon entry at the ISC, final marks at the end of the ISC programme and degree outcome from Sussex.  As above.
  • Comparison between degree outcomes at Sussex of ex- ISC students and degree outcomes at Sussex of all other non-ISC international students.
  • Identify if students of a particular nationality statistically achieve better than other nationalities.
  • Identify whether students of a particular age or gender statistically achieve better than other groups.
  • Identify if students from a particular subject route statistically achieve better than students on other pathways.

The data will be provided but what is required is someone to undertake the analysis.  The appointed candidate will need to have confidence in using excel, pivot tables.  Use of SPSS may be desirable.

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