British Council Bangladesh hosted a research workshop titled “Conducting Successful Research” for university students at the Dhaka University Campus branch on 27 January. The event was organised by Bangladesh Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows (BACSAF) under the support of Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in UK.
Large number of students from both undergraduate and master’s levels registered online to attend the workshop, which was aimed at providing the students with an opportunity to learn directly from some of the brilliant minds and expert Commonwealth alumni in the country. Students from a diverse range of universities attended the workshop that included Dhaka, Chittagong and outside Bangladesh as well. Panellists for the event consisted of Dr M Shafiq ur Rahman, Professor and Chairman of Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, Dr Biswas Karabi Farhana, Professor and Graduate Programme Coordinator of Department of Environmental Science and Management, North South University and Dr Rumana Islam, Associate Professor at Department of Law, University of Dhaka. The programme was moderated by Dr Haseeb Md. Irfanullah, Programme Coordinator, IUCN Bangladesh. The sessions covered key topics in the rubric of academic research including drafting of research proposal, methodologies and limitations, data analysis, etc. Participants were provided with insight regarding high quality research and they were able to learn valuable tooltips to enhance their research skills.
Furthermore, during the brief question and answer session the participants posed some very pertinent queries to the learned panellists who provided them with articulate responses and the motivation to generate high quality research work. The students expressed their hope to attend more such workshops and due to its popularity and interest among the Commonwealth alumni for such engagements, the British Council will be organising more workshops in the coming days.