Welcome back and academic development sessions will run in-person and/or online at the start of terms 1 & 2.
As long as employers offer placements, students will have the opportunity to go on work placement in 2021/22.
Our programmes will combine in-person activities with sessions delivered online. In-person teaching will consist, amongst others, of: interactive lectures, small classes tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab-based practical sessions. All in-person sessions will take place on the Brunel University London campus, in Uxbridge.
Online activities will consist of synchronous (e.g. live lectures, tutorials, seminars) and asynchronous activities (e.g. pre-recorded lectures, virtual labs, online quizzes).
Asynchronous online lectures/seminars/tutorial/practical:
Asynchronous activities offered online will vary across modules, depending on intended learning outcomes. When a high percentage of online content is delivered through asynchronous methods (such as pre-recorded videos), follow-up interactive activities (e.g. discussion forums, application exercises, collaborative tasks) will be planned to support student learning.
Synchronously online lectures/seminars/tutorial/practical:
The amount of synchronous activity will vary across modules, depending on intended learning outcomes. In some modules, up to 100% of online activities will be delivered synchronously. Where appropriate, synchronous sessions will be recorded and uploaded to our virtual learning environment platform (i.e. BlackBoard Learn), so that student can access the content in their own time.
In-person on campus lectures/seminars/tutorial/practical:
For modules taught by the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, students will typically have in-person, on-campus teaching sessions on one to three days a week. These on-campus sessions will include a combination of lecturers, seminars, tutorials and lab-based practical classes. For lectures, seminars, and laboratory session, where possible, students will have the opportunity to choose in advance, to attend in-person on campus classes or select an on-line alternative; selection to attend in-person on-campus classes may however, be on a first come, first serve basis. (Note. Laboratory-based practical sessions are best delivered in-person).
Depending on circumstances, in person laboratory skills classes for:
SP2605 ‘Physiology of Sport and Exercise’, SP2604 ‘Biomechanics of Human Movement’ and SP3701 ‘Biomechanics Analysis Techniques’ may be moved to Term 3.
SP2609 ‘Social Issues in Sport’ will run over both terms to allow the Media Training Centre to support students with their film editing.
SP3721 ‘Media, Sport and Communication’ will run in Term 1 only.
Throughout the week, students will also have timetabled online ‘live’ sessions and self-directed learning periods, where they will be required to engage with asynchronous teaching materials.
For taught sessions delivered by the Brunel Business School or the Division of Psychology (as part of the joint Honours programmes), please refer to the Business or Psychology subject documents.
To promote active learning, communication and team collaboration, regular team-based activities will take place primarily on campus although online alternatives may be available for those who cannot attend on campus.
Recorded synchronous and asynchronous sessions, as well as other teaching resources (incl. e-textbook chapters, articles, podcasts, video, online quizzes, etc.) will be available online (on BlackBoard Learn) prior to and/or following timetabled sessions. Post-session recording availability will depend on the nature of the taught content and the tasks set within the sessions.
For academic guidance and pastoral care, timetabled individual and small group tutorials will be delivered through a mix of in-person on campus and online sessions delivered by Personal Tutors.
During term time, all SHES lecturers will be available for in-person or online one-to-one meetings during their weekly ‘Consultation and Feedback Hours’.
No changes to assessment have been made. Examinations will be taken on campus during the winter and the summer examination periods. Assessed oral presentations will take place either on campus (for SP3813 ‘Human Performance Synoptic’) or using an online platform (for SP2720 ‘Developing Research Methods and Data Analysis Skills ’and SP2602 ‘The Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity: Theory and Application’). For those students who are unable to attend on campus presentations due to COVID-19 movement restrictions, online presentations will be available.