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BUS3007 : Community Engagement

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Ms Sarah Carnegie
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module aims to provide you with an opportunity to;
1.       to develop knowledge and understanding of strategic and operational practice of third sector organisations;
2.       be adaptable, curious and independent thinkers, in responding to the needs of your client organisations;
3.       develop your leadership skills and appreciation of relevant ethical dimensions related to your projects.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students taking this module will undertake a live action project in an external, community-based organisation.
The project will relate to a relevant topic covered as part of your programme of study and will enable you to apply your subject specific knowledge in a ‘live’ setting.
You will be supported by a member of staff to identify a suitable project, confirm the terms of reference, develop a plan for gathering the information required, confirm ethics and risk assessment and provide ongoing support for the implementation and management of the project.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture42:008:00To be delivered as PiP
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture41:004:00To be delivered as PiP
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials101:0010:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities61:006:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00To be delivered as PiP
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion21:002:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity175:0075:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study149:0049:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures and small group teaching at the beginning of semester 1 ensure that students are prepared for their independent work.

Support and supervision will be provided on an ongoing basis to help monitor the project and guide students on how to engage effectively with the host organisation.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation202M30Group Presentation
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M70Individual Report. 2,500 words, to include data analysis and assessment of organisational context
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
ReportMRisk Assessment. Completed by each student group and agreed with the Module Leader prior to any project activity at the client org
ReportMEthical clearance. Completed by each student group and agreed with the Module Leader prior to any project activity at the client org
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MWeek 9 - Project Plan submitted and peer reviewed prior to any project activity at the client org
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

NB: Marks from the oral presentation will be adjusted from the group mark based on peer review.

The assessments have been designed to ensure that the students actively engage with the voluntary/community organisation throughout the module.

Reading Lists