Have your say about the GPA

One of the current projects at the OCSLD is evaluating the impact of introducing a GPA score to students’ degree certificates.

We are seeking students to participate in focus groups to evaluate the impact of the Grade Point Average (GPA) on first- and second-year students in their studies and their wider participation.

  • Have you noticed the GPA on PiP?
  • What is it?
  • What is it for?
  • Do you know your GPA?
  • Has having the GPA had an effect on your student experience?

If you are a first- or second-year student, we are holding focus groups at the following times and locations:

  • 19/05/2015 (Tuesday) at 12:00 in Room EL11, Entrance Lodge, Wheatley Campus; (cancelled)
  • 20/05/2015 (Wednesday) at 12:00 in Room JHB201, John Henry Brookes Building, Gipsy Lane Campus; and (completed)
  • 21/05/2015 (Thursday) at 12:00 in Room B138, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus. (cancelled)

During these focus groups, you will be asked about your awareness of the GPA, how it has affected your study and the impact it has had on you experience as a student at Oxford Brookes University. Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and it will not affect your studies or assessments in any way. The focus group will last for no longer than one hour and will be audio-recorded.

If you would like to participate, or if you would like more information about this study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Stephen Broughton, by email (sbroughton@brookes.ac.uk) by Monday 18th May 2015.

All participants will be recompensed for their time with a £10 book voucher at the end of their focus group.

For more information, please take a look at the participant information sheet.

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About the author

Stephen Broughton

Stephen is a postdoctoral pedagogic research assistant in the OCSLD. He started working at Oxford Brookes University in January 2015 and is also currently working towards a PhD in Mathematics Education.

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