Placement/Professional Development: MSc Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design and MSc Environmental Management
- The opportunity to find a placement has not changed.
- If an external placement cannot be found (or is not wanted), students will be offered alternative opportunities within the University (where practical) to develop their professional skills.
- Students retain the right to either:
(i) Continue with the professional development
(ii) Accept alternative provision
(iii) Defer the professional development period to a later time, or
(vi) Graduate with a standard MSc.
Timetable: n/a as taught component completed
Teaching provision: n/a as taught component completed
Practical classes: n/a as taught component completed
All portfolios are expected to be submitted online via Wiseflow in the normal timeframe.
Tutoring and Pastoral Care:
- Students on Professional Development will continue with their allocated personal tutor.
- Students will have in person one-to-one meetings with their tutors and will be able to request ad-hoc one-to-one online appointments with their tutors to discuss any personal issues they might have.
January Starters (Environmental Management MSc Only):
All students that have successfully completedTerm 2 will continue to complete Term 1.
The content of all blocks will be maintained as previously.
- The MSc Environmental Management students are expected to have 50% of their teaching on-campus in Term 1. Strategic Sustainable Development (ES5701) classes in Term 1 are expected to be 50% on campus (for workshops, student-led sessions, coursework support and student presentations). In addition, Environmental Management and Legislation (ES5600) classes in Term 1 are also expected to be 50 % on campus (typically 2 hours per week).
All modules will have scheduled face to face sessions (either online and/or in person on campus). The balance between teaching hours and independent study remains the same.
- Didactic material will be made available to students in the form of short, recorded videos, which are either pre-recorded or recorded during a live online or on-campus lecture.
- Lectures will be complemented by a range of activities designed to put the learning into practice, such as tutorials, quizzes, seminars, Q&As, discussion forums.
- In person, interactive sessions will be provided on campus (social distancing permitting) and live online, providing opportunities for peer-peer and staff-student interactions.
- Practical sessions will take place on campus where possible and, if necessary, they will be conducted online or deferred to Term 3
- Additional digital resources are provided on Blackboard Learn (e.g. TED talks, YouTube videos, web links, set readings etc.) to support student learning.
- There are no changes to coursework assessments, which will be submitted online via Wiseflow.
- Exams will be either (i) timed exams taken remotely and submitted online via Wiseflow, or (ii) timed exams on campus.
Tutoring and Pastoral Care:
Personal Tutors will hold regular virtual tutoring hours for tutees who have questions or would like to discuss issues/concerns and seek pastoral care.
Feedback and Consultation Hours:
- Academic staff will hold weekly virtual or on-campus Feedback and Consultation hours for students who have questions or would like feedback.
- Students who want to meet a member of staff outside of organised virtual Feedback and Consultation hours can contact the member of staff to make an appointment.