Students will complete two lab rotations in their first semester with NGS. Each rotation will last for at least 2 months. At the end of each lab rotation, students will submit a lab rotation report that includes a description of the research project that the student has worked on and the supervisor’s assessment of the student’s performance and commitment during the lab rotation.
Students will attend a workshop, facilitated by the principal lecturers, before they start their second lab rotation. They will discuss research mentorship, research planning and management and articulate the learning experiences gleaned from their first lab rotation. Modular credits and a ‘Completed Satisfactory (CS)/Unsatisfactory (CU)’ grade are awarded on the basis of satisfactory performance for both rotations, completion of two lab rotation reports and attendance of the workshop.