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An evaluation of a successful structure and organisation of an intensive programme in rail and logistics

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anna Fraszczyk, Dr Marin Marinov



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) published in its final definitive form in 2015. For re-use rights please refer to the publishers terms and conditions.


Purpose: The paper examines the organisation of an intensive programme in rail and logistics, teaching and learning methods used and discusses feedback related to organisational issues received from students participating in the programme in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Method: Each of the three editions of the programme evaluated in the paper ended with a student survey completed by all participants. The survey focused on students’ academic and personal benefits gained from the programme and analyses of the results related to the organisational side of the programme are presented in the paper. Result: The analysis of results revealed that the programme overall received a very positive feedback from students participating in all three editions evaluated. The duration and dates of the programme and support received before and throughout the programme scored on average 4 or more each year on a scale from 1 to 5 with 1 being “Very Poor” and 5 being “Very Good”. Discussion & Conclusion: The three editions of the intensive programme in rail and logistics, which took place between 2012 and 2014, all have been evaluated positively by students in terms of organisation and support. The only organisational issue highlighted as requiring improvements was the accommodation and this issue should be considered by the organisers in the future editions of the programme.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Fraszczyk A, Dungworth J, Marinov M

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: The 3rd UIC World Congress on Rail Training

Year of Conference: 2015

Date deposited: 06/02/2015