Credit SystemThe Institute’s Graduate Committee, which includes student representatives, oversees a training credit system to ensure that every student accumulates the level of transferable skills training required by the Research Councils.
Based upon a survey of ongoing best practice, we have developed a system of credits that recognises and extends the existing transferable skills training given at the Institute. Credits are given both for attendance at formal courses but also for learning through experience activities, such as giving journal clubs or seminars, attending appropriate conferences or participating in various outreach activities such as the Institute’s Schools Open Day.
There are caps to the number of credits that can be gained in particular areas of activity to ensure each student achieves a balanced portfolio of training. Babraham’s students currently exceed the target 10-days per annum training recommended by the Research Councils at this level.