This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO 1: Identify and discuss the principal global and national influences on the emergence of the wellbeing agenda.
LO 2: Demonstrate an understanding of the holistic relationship between physical and mental health and wellbeing for a range of diverse populations groups.
LO 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of community engagement, social inclusion and inequality on the attainment of wellbeing.
You are required to write a report of 2000 words (+/- 10%) that discusses the wellbeing in relation to ONE of the following groups/settings:
- Young people
- People with mental health issues
- Older people
You are permitted to use sub-headings in this assessment. Your report should follow this format:
You are strongly advised to draw on concepts that have been discussed in the module
Discussion of the main issues relating to the wellbeing of your selected group/setting
Discussion of relevant strategies/initiatives that seek to enhance the wellbeing of your selected group/setting.You are advised to identify strategies/initiatives that seek to address the wellbeing issues that you have already discussed in your report.
The strategies/initiatives you discuss can be international, national and/or local
- Your report must follow the format that has been set out for this assessment
- Your report must contain in-text references and a reference list
- You should use a range of appropriate academic and policy sources to help you find the information you need for this assessment
- You should write in a scholarly style. Avoid writing in the first or second person (“I”, “you” or “we”)
Please see section 4 of the Guidance on using the Assignment Brief template document
How your work will be assessed
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 by your programme team, specifically:
- Development of well-structured and clearly expressed argument that addresses the task
- Evidence of understanding and discussion of relevant debates that relate to wellbeing
- Evidence of relevant independent reading that draws on a range of appropriate sources
- Accurate in-text referencing and reference list
- You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic integrity, which can be viewed on the University website:
- Please also note that work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond the submission date will be considered a late submission. Late submissions will be marked and the actual mark recorded, but will be capped at the pass mark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard. Work submitted after this period will not be marked and will be treated as a non-submission.
Please see section 7 of the Guidance on using the Assignment Brief template document.
- Please use the provided checklist below to make sure you are ‘fit to submit’ your work
- We recommend you use this checklist as soon as you get this assignment brief to help you plan your work
This brief assignment checklist is designed to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes students make in their coursework.
Have you read the assignment brief? If not, do so now!
In it you will find details of the assessment task, word count, the assessment criteria your work is marked against, and the learning outcomes – the basis for the assessment strategy in each module.
Students often lose marks by forgetting some of the more straightforward elements of their assignments. We recommend that you “tick off” each of the points below as you prepare your work for submission.
Have you read and understood the assessment criteria?
Have you met the learning outcomes? You will lose marks and your work may even be failed if you have not.
Have you demonstrated you can think and write critically in the completed work? This means you have supported your arguments/explanations appropriately e.g. using relevant academic sources and you have offered discussion points which extends your own or others’ viewpoints to make reasoned conclusions/judgements.
Have you maintained an appropriate tone throughout your work? Is your work formal, focused, developed and clear?
Have you checked that the referencing in your assignment is in line with your programme requirements?
Have you proof-read your work and used spellcheck software to check your spelling and grammar?
Have you checked the presentation of your work is as specified by your tutor, for example, are font size, colour, style, line spacing and margins as the tutor specified?
Have you kept to the word count (or equivalent)? If you are not sure, check with your tutor.
Can you confirm that the work submitted is your own and maintains academic integrity?