In this assignment, you will undertake an inquiry-based project on a topic related to your subject area and produce a project report.
The nature and topic of your project will be negotiated with your supervisor. Depending upon your subject area, your project may take one of three forms:
A.Conducting and reporting on a piece of academic or profession-related research
B.Producing an artefact and reporting on how and why you made it
C. Creating a performance and reporting on how and why you created it
Details of the expectations for each type of project will be shared with you by your module tutor and supervisor.
It is expected that the report (including any other requirements, such as the production of an artefact or creation of a performance) will be around 2000 words (or equivalent).
You will be expected to devote substantial time to completing this project independently, in addition to any scheduled teaching in the module.
Whichever form your project takes, you are expected to meet the following milestones (key actions and dates you need to achieve as part of the process). Precise dates will be agreed with your module tutor and supervisor:
1.Submit a plan for your project for approval and formative feedback from your supervisor (Timetabling Week commencing 5).
2.Provide a progress update on your project (Timetabling Week 9)
3.Deliver the project report (and artefact or performance, if required) (Timetabling Week 15 Friday before 2 pm).
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO 1 Collect, select and use information from a range of sources using different methods, appropriate to the academic discipline and context.
LO 2 Investigate the needs, problems and opportunities of a given situation.
LO 3 Plan and undertake a project to address a subject-related problem or answer a subject-related question
LO 4 Communicate effectively, with well-structured verbal and written reports, as demanded in academic and professional domains.
·Written work submitted as part of this assignment should be presented in Arial 12, 1.5 line spacing
·Other submissions should be submitted in an appropriate format, as agreed with your supervisor
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above) and against other key criteria, as defined in the University’s Foundation Year grading descriptors. This assignment will be marked according to the grading descriptors for Foundation Level.