Ace-IBS has adopted the concept of MASTERSNESS. Mastersness is the outcome of the project: ‘Learning from International Practice: The Postgraduate Taught Student Experience’. The project was managed on behalf of Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Scotland. It was conceptualized after discussions with staff and students in Scottish, other UK and International higher education institutions.
Facets of Mastersness
We strive to achieve diversity in personality and thoughts in our student cohort. The uniformities which we ideally seek in our student cohort are:
Vigor – enthusiasm for involvement
Creativity – progressiveness in imagination
Fortitude –faith in oneself
Self-awareness – modesty to introspect.Our approach to admission is holistic in nature. Academic performances of the past, co and extracurricular vitality and personal context all combine as indicators of potential. An honest representation of ‘self’ is the strongest application because we meet each admission application with sincere respect.
Although a positive indicator of interest, invitation to the interview does not guarantee admission. The interview is one of many elements that are considered before a final admission decision is made. As a tool it is used by the admission committee to understand an applicant better through a conversation.