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Module

POL1001 : Politics stage 1 Personal tutoring module

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Una McGahern
  • Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
ECTS Credits: 0.0

Aims

This is a non-credit bearing module that is compulsory for all Politics students in stage 1.

The intention is to provide contact that allows students to explore and develop the attributes
described in the Graduate Framework. At Stage 1 the module aims to encourage students to be
engaged, collaborative and curious as well as encouraging critical thinking and building both
confidence and resilience.

The module aims to:
1) Deliver small group present in person academic and pastoral mentoring
2) Facilitate the transition from pre-university to university education
3) Develop and embed study and research skills
4) Create group cohesion and build student confidence
5) Provide subject specific academic guidance relating to the study of Politics and International Relations

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will comprise 9x1hr present in person sessions delivered on campus. If for any health related reasons present in person is not possible, you will be notified and your class will be moved to synchronous remote learning.

Themes may include:
Well-being and mental health
University life, reading and researching
University: skills and opportunities
Time management
Note taking
Assessment preparation
Academic writing
Referencing and plagiarism
Subject specific content in Politics and International Relations

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture91:009:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1911:00191:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This pastoral and academic mentoring is additional support offered present in person to the normal credit-bearing modules that a student in Politics will take. The module supports the student experience in Stage 1 by embedding each individual with a small group of peers and providing an academic mentor for support and guidance. Their skills and knowledge are not summatively assessed during this module, but is foundational to the credit-bearing elements of the Stage 1 curriculum in Politics.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This module is not assessed.

Reading Lists

Timetable