BUS3007 : Community Engagement
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Ms Sarah Carnegie
- Demonstrator: Mr Robin Brown
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
Semester 2 Credit Value:
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.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||2||1:00||2:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||15||2:00||30:00||All groups participating to address general project management issues|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||1||75:00||75:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||49:00||49:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||4||1:00||4:00||Support for each group to address specific issues with their client|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures at the beginning of semester 1 ensures 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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||20||2||M||30||Group Presentation|
|Report||2||M||70||Individual Report. 2,500 words, to include data analysis and assessment of organisational context|
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
|Report||M||Risk Assessment. Completed by each student group and agreed with the Module Leader prior to any project activity at the client org|
|Report||M||Ethical clearance. Completed by each student group and agreed with the Module Leader prior to any project activity at the client org|
|Essay||1||M||Week 5 - Project Plan. Individual submission completed prior to any project activity at the client org|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessments have been designed to ensure that the students actively engage with the voluntary/community organisation throughout the module.