In 2021, we will be launching our AcademyPASS online sessions and workshops. We are opening a limited number of registrations from January, 2021 onwards (repeats every month), for up to four sessions: scientific writing, presentation skills, career solutions and content creation. Each session includes the opportunity for each attendee to submit their work in advance (work they would like feedback on) and participate in an online feedback session. There will also be opportunities to hold group sessions and workshops for larger teams. We will offer you the opportunity to choose when to join the online feedback session and everyone will be given an equal amount of time to receive feedback or go through their submitted work and questions. Information about our procedures can be found here.
Our vision for the Academy.
We like to think of these Online Sessions as virtual classes. We hope that the Academy helps us to engage with our wider community and that those who are looking for feedback and support have somewhere to find this. We strive to be inclusive and offer a much closer interaction with AcademyPASS holders holders, whether it is to join our online sessions, workshops, read our support guides or submit their own solutions they wish to share with the wider student community. We don’t want to be that type of company with whom you interact via email or through an online platform; we want to engage directly with you; give you feedback and help you become more confident in presenting yourself and your work.
We will no longer be advertising these Online Sessions as Services, because what we offer is the opportunity to receive personalised feedback from our experienced company members. Unlike other companies that sell proofreading services, for example, we are not charging for the service to proofread any document, but rather allocating our resources to giving a review on the work submitted and meet directly with our AcademyPASS holders to go over the feedback. This also means that we are not limited in any way by the size of the document nor is our fee higher for larger documents or projects. Everyone will be invited to a 1h online session (duration depends on the session type) to receive feedback. However, we recognise that sometimes online sessions might prove difficult to some people, so we also offer to return feedback in writing.
For single-use AcademyPASS holders, we work with the individual until they are satisfied that they have received an appropriate level of support and feedback. While we will only provide feedback on the document that is originally submitted, it will be to our discretion to review new versions of the work, as long as no significant changes were made. Otherwise, you may be required to register to another session. If you know you need more support, then try the Season AcademyPASS.
With our Season AcademyPASS structure, those who register are given extra flexibility when it comes to choosing the sessions they wish to attend within the activation period (in this case 3 months). We offer three different tiers, all which have different benefits. Generally, these benefits mean that Season AcademyPASS holders have access to several online sessions (details on the tickets) and complementary and unlimited access to paid workshops.
Why have we done this?
The Services Hub was previously split between Student Hub and Professional Hub, offering similar services though the differences aimed at the career level of the individuals requesting the service. At the time, this was a good way to balance the workload and allocate our resources efficiently, but soon realised that we might limit the contributions we make to those who subscribe to these services.
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