The following guidelines are offered to assist in the preparation of reports following Outside Studies Programs, to be submitted to the staff member’s supervisor within two months of return.
Reports should be about three pages in length and should present a reasonably detailed and lucid account of activities undertaken during the period of the program.
While the guidelines aim to draw attention to the points which, if applicable, should be covered in such a report, it is not intended that they should impose any particular format upon the writer or that they should be considered a series of questions requiring no more than brief answers.
In particular, provide details of any variation from the approved OSP in either your itinerary or the program, and the reason for the variation.
The amount of information required in the report indicates that the keeping of a detailed travel diary is important.