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How we will deliver your course in 2021: Brunel Business School (undergraduate and postgraduate)

Programmes this information applies to: 

All BBS programmes

1. Content of the course 


New students 

There are no changes regarding the content to be delivered in each programme.

Students can refer to their specific programme webpages for details.

Undergraduates: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/business-school/undergraduate-courses

Postgraduates: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/business-school/postgraduate-courses

MBA: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/business-school/brunel-mba-in-london

Each programme webpage provides a detailed description of the course content. Prospective students could also download the programme specification from each programme webpage. A programme specification specifies clearly the educational aims and how the programme learning outcomes would be delivered from a combination of core, non-core, compulsory and operational modules. Covid-19 does not have an impact on the content of our courses.

Returning students 

There are no planned changes to the course content.

Students can refer to their specific programme webpages for details.

Undergraduates: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/business-school/undergraduate-courses

Postgraduates: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/business-school/postgraduate-courses

MBA: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/business-school/brunel-mba-in-london

2. Length of the course 

There are no planned changes to the length of the course.

3. How your course will be delivered 


New students 

BBS will deliver all its programme using a hybrid model, which combines on-campus in-person teaching, as well as online face-to-face teaching. Depending on module size, two different delivery modes are planned. 

Please refer to the undergraduate programme module and postgraduate programme module planning charts, to find out how your programme and modules will be delivered in 2021/22.

Large modules (highlighted in blue): Large modules’ lectures will be delivered as live online, with recording available to be watched at any time. All large modules will be supported by seminars which will be delivered on campus in-person, but with the option for students to opt in for the online seminar group, where recording will be made available to be watched at any time.

Small and medium modules (highlighted in green): Lectures will be as either live-streaming on campus sessions that is online at the same time or on-campus sessions with recording available to be watched at any time. Many modules will also have seminars, delivered on campus in person. However, there will be option for students to opt in for the online seminar group, where recording will be made available to be watched at any time.  

MBA modules (highlighted in purple): Sessions (combining both lectures and seminars) will be delivered predominately (more than 50%) on campus. These will be as either live-streaming on-campus sessions that is online at the same time or on-campus sessions with recording available to be watched at any time. Some sessions may be delivered as live online sessions, with recording available to be watched at any time.

As an indication, students on all programmes can normally anticipate approx. of 20 hours of on-campus in-person teaching each term.  In addition, all students will be offered opportunities to attend extra business and management series (BMS) on campus every week. On average, two BMS sessions will be offered to students each week and each last for an hour, leading to approx. 22 hours per term. The BMS sessions include various business and management topics from marketing, branding, general management, human resource management, organisation behaviour, accounting, finance, operations management, international business, etc.

Expectations that some restrictions will remain. Therefore, we would expect some level of social distancing and safety measures being placed on campus to facilitate the delivery of on-campus face-to-face teaching session. We may be able to increase the number of on-campus sessions, depending on the development of Covid-19 in the UK.

Returning students 

BBS will deliver all its programme using a hybrid model, which combines on-campus in-person teaching, as well as online face-to-face teaching. Depending on module size, two different delivery modes are planned. 

Please refer to the undergraduate programme module and postgraduate programme module planning charts, to find out how your programme and modules will be delivered in 2021/22.

Large modules (highlighted in blue): Large modules’ lectures will be delivered as live online, with recording available to be watched at any time. All large modules will be supported by seminars which will be delivered on campus in-person, but with the option for students to opt in for the online seminar group, where recording will be made available to be watched at any time.  

Small and medium modules (highlighted in green): Lectures will be as either live-streaming on campus sessions that is online at the same time or on-campus sessions with recording available to be watched at any time. Many modules will also have seminars, delivered on campus in person. However, there will be option for students to opt in for the online seminar group, where recording will be made available to be watched at any time.  

MBA modules (highlighted in purple): Sessions (combining both lectures and seminars) will be delivered predominately (more than 50%) on campus. These will be as either live-streaming on-campus sessions that is online at the same time or on-campus sessions with recording available to be watched at any time. Some sessions may be delivered as live online sessions, with recording available to be watched at any time.

As an indication, students on all programmes can normally anticipate approx. of 20 hours of on-campus in-person teaching each term.  In addition, all students will be offered opportunities to attend extra business and management series (BMS) on campus every week. On average, two BMS sessions will be offered to students each week and each last for an hour, leading to approx. 22 hours per term. The BMS sessions include various business and management topics from marketing, branding, general management, human resource management, organisation behaviour, accounting, finance, operations management, international business, etc. 

Expectations that some restrictions will remain. Therefore, we would expect some level of social distancing and safety measures being placed on campus to facilitate the delivery of on-campus in-person teaching session.We may also able to increase the number of on-campus sessions, depending on the development of Covid-19 in the UK.

4. Cost of the course 

There are no changes to the cost of the course.

Access to a laptop or desktop PC is required for joining online activities, completing coursework and digital exams, and a minimum specification can be found here.

If you have any concerns about accessing a suitable device, please complete and return this form to enquire about the University’s loan laptop scheme.

5. Award

There are no planned changes to the qualification that is being awarded.

6. Feedback and consultation

We provide set times where you can talk to your lecturers and module leaders about academic matters relating to your course. You can also use these opportunities to obtain and discuss feedback on an assessment. You can find these hours on Blackboard Learn and in your module booklets.  

You can book your slot by emailing your lecturer. We will be holding these virtually until it is safe to hold these appointments on campus.

7. Personal tutoring

Your personal tutor is responsible for monitoring and supporting your academic and personal development both in your transition to university and between years. It is someone you can discuss, in confidence, your academic progress with or any special requirements you may need. 

Our first, second and final year students have two timetabled sessions with their Personal Tutor each term. You can also request to have a session at a time that is convenient for you by emailing your personal tutor.

Our postgraduate students have two timetabled sessions with their Personal Tutor each term. You can also request to have a session at a time that is convenient for you by emailing your personal tutor.

You will also have access to our BBS Student Experience team with our specialist Personal Tutors all year round. You can contact them any time at tutorsbbs@brunel.ac.uk and make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

If you are on placement your personal tutor will be a placement specialist and you will have workplace visits (please see the placement module for details). In addition, you can contact the BBS Student Experience team at any time and make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Your Personal Tutor and the BBS Student Experience Team will offer appointments online via Teams or Zoom, over the phone, or in-person (depending on restrictions) so you can choose a format that works for you.

8. Departmental communications and events

Undergraduates - you can keep up with module updates through Blackboard Learn.  Community Pages for each level (4-6) are also available on Blackboard Learn with lots of links and other helpful information related to your studies. Important updates are also sent to your student email account including a monthly newsletter, so please keep an eye on your emails.

Postgraduates - PGT Programme leaders and Director of PGT Programmes liaise with students’ representatives twice per term to provide updates and discuss critical matters. PLs update regularly BBL with relevant information.

Important communication are circulated to all staff by UG and PGT directors and module leaders add these information, via BBL.

Students Experience Team provide updates via email to all students about a series of research events and engagement activities with industries.

PGT students can also access our Brunel Business School webpage, where regular updates about our staff’s exciting research.

9. Student-led academic representation

Student reps are elected to represent the views of their course, department or college to improve the academic experience at Brunel. They gather views and opinions from students on things such as lectures, exams, assessment and feedback and then take a collective view to the University and Union in order to develop the student experience at Brunel.

We welcome feedback from our student community on matters relating to your experience through your student representatives or through your programme leaders. 

Find out who your course rep is here. You’ll also receive an email from your programme leader who will confirm your contact.

10. Peer-to-peer opportunities

We host regular networking events for your subject or department including guest speaker, employability and industry engagement events. We post announcements about these opportunities on the Community Pages for each level on Blackboard Learn.

You can join Undergraduate or Postgraduate WhatsApp groups to keep in touch with your peers and exchange knowledge. Find out how to do this by contacting your course rep.

PGT students’ representative have organised a WhatsApp group for each programme, through which students can interact.

Other PGT activities are advertised via email by the PGT Director.

Contact us 

If you have any specific questions about the above information, please email: CBASS-TPO-ESGW@brunel.ac.uk 

 

Disclaimer: We have used our best endeavours to plan for the coming academic year and to ensure the information on this page is correct at the time of publication. The information provided here is intended for the general guidance of students studying the University’s degree programmes listed above in the academic year 2021/22. The University will deliver the course of study as described unless there are changes outside of our control related to COVID-19. In such circumstances, the University will adjust the delivery of the course accordingly, and use its best endeavours to ensure equivalence.

Date of publication: 16.07.21