The Project Record System (PRS) is a novel way of allowing Kingston University students and their supervisors to record their weekly progress and to manage their meetings professionally. The system will be part of the university’s wider system. Students and staff will have to use their university username and password to login and use the functions in the system. Until the last stage of writing their projects, students can access the system to discuss their work and provide feedback on the system itself.
Currently, supervisors and students either communicate via email or face to face to discuss drafts and progress. Supervisors write notes on hard copies or soft copies of the documents which are then handed or emailed to the students. Meeting are arranged via emails. Sometimes a supervisor wants to meet more than one student to allow for a more detailed exchange of ideas and experiences. In this set-up, it can be difficult to track student progress and organise meetings involving many students. It is therefore essential to make the system more efficient for both students and supervisors.
The Project Record System (PRS) addresses the above issues. It aims to improve the design of the current system by allowing Kingston students to exchange drafts with their supervisions and view feedback on their work. PRS is efficient as it will perform more than one function, e.g., record issues discussed for every meeting, store student drafts and feedback and other general issues as will be discussed below. Students will be able to send in their drafts, check their feedback and track their progress. Supervisors will be able to specify all the information for every meeting and assignment.