Thank You Arne,
Your response will be very helpful in trying to get possible student projects off the ground. The “things to watch out for” contained the first steps in answering some of the exact questions I had.
I would be very glad of any further input from you or anyone else. This could be suggestions as to possible projects for students or equipment and software issues.
I am a member of AAVSO (DDAA) and have looked at the material on the website. Much of that will be useful to get students started.
My contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.