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BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Course Guide 2012/2013

About this guide

Welcome

Attendance

The Wolverhampton Graduate

About the Course

Academic Regulations

Course information

Course Structure

University Academic Calendar

Course Management and Staff Involved with the Course

Where to Get Help with your Course

Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)

Health and Safety Issues

Progression for Further Study

Career Opportunities

School Charter for Students

Academic Misconduct




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About this guide
This Course Guide will help you plan your course. It tells you which modules you must study and
pass, and lists the optional ones which contribute to your award. The Guide also offers you brief
descriptions of each module, including general information about assessment tasks, and an
overview of how the Course can be used for future career choices.

You should read this Course Guide in conjunction with the Undergraduate Student Guide; the
University’s Policies and Regulations. These documents should provide you with all the basic
information that we think you will need for your period of study here.

You are encouraged to read this Guide through now. It will be a considerable advantage to you to
be familiar from the outset with the various aspects of your studies that are described. It may be
that the relevance of some of the sections will not be immediately obvious. Keep it somewhere
accessible, so that you can refer to it as needed. The answers to many of the questions that you
will want to ask are contained in it.

Obviously even in a document like this we have not covered every query and problem that you
might have about the course. If you find that there is something you need to know, please check
on “STech Students” WOLF topic or contact John Reynolds, Course Leader for BSc (Hons)
Quantity Surveying, email address John.Reynolds2@wlv.ac.uk if you have specific queries relating
to your their course. You can also consult the University’s Student Services Gateway as
appropriate. We are pleased to hear your views and welcome suggestions for ways of improving
the operation of the Course.



 Please enter the contact details for your -----------------------------------------------------
 Personal Tutor for your future reference: The name of your Personal Tutor will be given to you
                                           at the beginning of your course and can be checked
                                           via e:Vision
                                           MI024, MI Building, City Campus South or log a call
 Your Student Office (HERE 2 HELP) is:
                                           on Netdesk via e: Vision.

                                           STech School Office, MI155, MI Building, City
 Your local Academic School Office is:
                                           Campus South

 Your Student Support Office and           Joyty Jassall, MI158, MI Building, City Campus South,
 Student Support Officer is:               01902 321183, Joyty.Jassall@wlv.ac.uk


Please note that in order to develop and improve the Course, it may be necessary on occasions to
amend or revise the details given in this Course Guide.




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Welcome
On behalf of the Course Management Team I should like to extend to you a very warm welcome
and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your studies at the University
of Wolverhampton, and trust that your time at the University of Wolverhampton will prove to be
enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying is one of many courses run by the School of Technology (STech)
which has itself established an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses, for an innovative
approach to teaching and learning, and for the friendliness of its staff.

We believe it is important that you are encouraged to make your own contribution to the effective
operation and development of your chosen course. We are, therefore, keen to hear your views
and would welcome any suggestions that you may have about ways of improving any aspect of
your course and/or the student experience here at the University. In practice, you will have the
opportunity to do this through our ‘student voice’ processes, such as student forums.

Remember that the outcome of your studies could affect the whole of your future career and
therefore study should certainly be your first priority. In resolving to work hard however, do not
forget to have time for recreation and social activities. Do take full advantage of the University
facilities at your disposal.

John Reynolds
Course Leader BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Email: John.Reynolds2@wlv.ac.uk
Tel: 01902 32 2276




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Attendance
The University recognises that you have made a significant investment in both time and money in
choosing to study for a degree. Staff are committed to helping you fulfil your potential. Your
attendance at, and participation, in classes is a key factor in ensuring that you do so.

Attendance will help you to:
     Understand the subject area you are studying;
     Acquire and develop the skills and knowledge needed to ensure success;
     Prepare for and undertake assessments;
     Learn from and with your fellow students;
     Receive feedback from teaching;
     Participate in practical and group work;
     Develop your communication skills.

If you are unable to attend a class please let your tutor know that you are unable to do so. He/she
will then be able to give you advice on what was covered in the class, and what you need to do to
catch up. Please do remember how important attendance is to your success. The University
considers this to be so important that it reserves the right to review the position of students
who fail to attend.


The Wolverhampton Graduate
By the end of your course, the university expects you to be a Wolverhampton Graduate who is
knowledgeable and enterprising, digitally literate and a global citizen.

Digitally Literate
Our graduates will be confident users of advanced technologies; they will lead others, challenging
convention by exploiting the rich sources of connectivity digital working allows.

Knowledgeable and Enterprising
Our graduates will know how to critique analyse and then apply knowledge they acquire in an
enterprising way.

Global citizens
Our graduates will bring informed understandings of their place and ethical responsibilities in the
world.

Further information can be found on the University student webpage for Graduate Attributes
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About the Course
This Guide outlines the modules which are available, teaching and learning activities and
assessment tasks. If there is anything you need to discuss further, please contact John Reynolds,
Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying.

The educational aims of the course are:
The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive quantity surveying
education combined with related construction knowledge. This ensures that graduates are
equipped with the appropriate quantity surveying and construction knowledge and enterprising
spirit to practise professionally and ethically. Thus, the course will:

      address industry’s demand for graduates who can apply the principles of quantity surveying
       to the execution of projects in the construction sector

      enable students to pursue careers in quantity surveying at a level which requires the
       exercise of sound professional judgement, and initiative, and the ability to make practical
       yet informed decisions on complex projects with unpredictable circumstances that reflect a
       responsible, ethical, and socially aware outlook

      furnish students with a detailed understanding of the principles of commercial management
       and quantity surveying , combined with an understanding of wider construction issues such
       as construction technology, economics and finance, construction contracts and law

      provide a multi-disciplinary education in quantity surveying, combined with an appreciation of a
       range of construction related areas, thereby providing access to a wide range of future career
       paths

      require students to participate in group projects where the project team members are drawn
       from a range of associated construction disciplines

      develop the ability to research familiar and unfamiliar subject areas related to quantity
       surveying and construction, thereby enhancing the application of key quantity surveying issues
       into real life

      provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills already gained, in an appropriate
       quantity surveying and      construction environment, thereby broadening the student’s
       knowledge of construction industry procedures and practices

The course learning outcomes are:
By the end of this course the successful student should be able to;

   1. Understand and develop the current role, responsibilities and professional ethics of the
      construction quantity surveyor in their own right and within the context of the maintenance
      of professional practice in wider built environment;

   2. Understand and demonstrate the key concepts, theories, practice and principles of the
      discipline of construction quantity surveying and to evaluate their application into the
      industrial environment applicable to the Management of projects from conception to
      realisation operational use, sustainability technology and management, resource
      management and allocation, Specialist knowledge of construction contracts including
      specific responsibilities for health and safety, technical principles and applications of
      levelling and surveying and setting out to construction situations, key concepts and
      principles of estimating, conceptual and applied aspects of construction technology
   3. Acquire and apply the skills to pursue careers in construction quantity surveying within the
      built environment; including a knowledge base of the following influences: Economic and

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       social, Legal and cultural, Technological and physical, Environment and sustainability,
       Business management and financial management.

   4. Assess the relevant principles operating to the inter-action and placement of structure and
      non-structural components of buildings and the knowledge acquisition and application and
      appraisal of details and information that underpin the associated construction activities.

   5. Critically evaluate and synthesise the relevant topical issues and drivers for change and
      their development and application by construction quantity surveyors in the built
      environment.

These will be achieved through the following learning activities:
    Attending, taking notes and asking questions in lectures,
    Using audio-visual learning materials
    Carrying out supervised practical work
    Discussing with fellow students and academic staff in seminars and workshops
    Discussing with academic staff in tutorials
    Reading articles, chapters and books
    Accessing appropriate sites on the internet
    Field trips to towns or cities, visiting buildings, construction sites and observing work in
      progress
    Interact with industry and industry professionals
    Interaction with the professional body
    Preparing appropriate documentation, to industry standards, including plans, specifications,
      cost information, based on live of realistic construction projects
    Performing group exercises and projects
    Making oral presentations
    Preparation of professional standard reports
    Supervised practical work such as measurements
    Engaging in discussion with academic staff and fellow students in seminars, workshops and
      tutorials

The course is accredited by the following professional body:
The course is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Upon
successful competition of the course you will be accepted in membership of the CIOB (level of
membership is determined by the CIOB).

Academic Regulations
This course adheres to the University’s academic regulations. A full version of these regulations
can be found on the University web page for Policies and Regulations. These regulations govern
your course and will be binding on you. It is, therefore, important that you read and become familiar
with them.


Course information
Reference points
This section is to inform you of the national reference points for your course:
       QAA National Qualifications Framework
       QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Construction Property and Surveying; and
       Engineering
       CIOB Education Framework
       RICS, Policy and Guidance on UK University Partnerships,
       RICS Assessment of Professional Competence - Competencies
       School Equality & Diversity policy, dated 2007


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Blended learning
In 2008, the University adopted a Blended Learning Strategy which promotes the integration of
technology supported learning across all our modules. We believe this will improve the
employability and, digital literacy, of our students and the effectiveness and efficiency of our
learning and teaching practice.

The course adopts a variety of learning and teaching methods, as appropriate to the nature and
content of the individual modules, with the principle contact modes of delivery being: lecture/tutorial
and practical/laboratory periods. All such face-to-face sessions are interactive, with the lecturer
providing guidance on formative exercises and/or conducting discussions on prominent module-
specific topics and issues.

All modules that comprise this course are supported by Wolf topics. Lecturer-produced material is
uploaded, in addition to formative exercises in various formats, with assessment feedback through
in-class tutorials and/or electronic feedback. An important part of the learning process is discussion
with other students in the cohort. Recognising that this requirement extends outside classroom
face-to-face sessions, Wolf topics include a forum and students are encouraged to use this facility
to enhance their learning experience and benefit from the pooling and discussion of ideas with their
peers.

All students are introduced to ePDP (electronic Personal Development Planning) during the
communications modules at level 4 and all students are encouraged to maintain and update their
ePDP profile as they progress through the course. This ensures that individuals regularly reflect
upon their own learning, performance and achievement, and facilitates planning for their personal,
educational and career development.

List of blended learning entitlements (reference section 15):

   1. Have access to a digital copy of all lecturer-produced course documents
   2. Have formative assessment opportunities on line with meaningful electronic assessment
      feedback
   3. Collaborate on line with others in their learning cohort
   4. Participate in ePDP
   5. Submit all (appropriate) assessments online
      (Note: this entitlement will be adopted as and when University IT and Registry systems
      permit)
   6. Engage in interactive learning during all face to face sessions


Assessment Methods
Specific assessment methods for this course include:
      Computer aided assessment tasks (CAA)
      Work based competence assessments where appropriate
      Round table discussions, in groups
      Laboratory work and Laboratory reports
      Written assignments (including drawings)
      Presentations
      Examinations
      Undertaking a research project
      Practical work
      Essays
      Formal seen, unseen or open book examinations
      Problem-solving exercises
      Oral presentations



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Support for Learning
Enhanced learning support is provided in the following areas:

   1.   Face-to-face tutorial sessions
   2.   Report writing and oral/presentation communications skills
   3.   Learning centre – literature searches and information searches
   4.   Practical/lab/experimental activities and reporting
   5.   Research for project work
   6.   Promotion of independent learning during tutorials, face-to-face sessions
   7.   Formative assessment opportunities in all modules

The University complements this by supporting your learning through the provision of generic study
skills including communication and how to write academic assignments. In addition, there will be
opportunities to develop your information seeking and information management skills. These may
be in the form of seminars or workshops delivered by LIS staff and embedded into the curriculum
or by following the programme of "InfoBite" workshops available in the Learning Centres.


University provided support:
In addition to the subject knowledge that you will gain from studying on your course, there are
opportunities available to develop a range of skills that will help with your academic work. Such
academic skills include: giving presentations, group work, academic writing, referencing and time
management (specific help for maths is also available).

The Learning and Skills Team in LIS offer year-round academic skills support and guidance to all
students. Students who are new to academic study and unsure of how to get started, or any
student who wants to improve on their academic performance can attend drop-in sessions and
workshops, or obtain advice via email or Skype.

More details about how the Learning and Skills Team can help you are available at
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/skills

Course support:
At the start of your course you will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will guide you through the
induction process and provide support and academic counselling throughout your course on an
appointment basis. They should be able to offer you advice and guidance to help you liaise with
other staff and support facilities in the School and University.

The Student Support Advisers (SSA) provide academic counselling and will be accessible
throughout the week on a drop-in or appointment basis to discuss timetables, requests for
extensions, requests for extenuating circumstances, general concerns about study and student life
and general programme planning. The SSA will act as a first point of contact in relation to leave of
absence (including returning after leave), withdrawal, transferring to another course (internal and
external) and changes to mode of attendance. Your Course Leader will be available thereafter for
meetings by appointment to discuss leave of absence, withdrawal, transferring to another course
(internal and external), changes to mode of attendance, returning after leave of absence and direct
entrants.

Subject support:
Tutorials, workshops, seminars and meetings - provide the primary opportunities for students to
interact with staff on topics relating to modules. Specialist and industry practitioners will be invited
to deliver timely and contemporary content and advice on current issues and technical
applications. All modules provide at least one of these forms of face-to-face support.

Formative feedback - tutors provide personalised written feedback on most summative
assessments. The mechanism for feedback from purely formative tasks varies between

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assessments, but will always be provided in some form. Online formative tasks often provide
feedback straight away. On occasions tutors may provide generalised verbal feedback to the whole
class on points relating to an assessment

Assessment and subject-based surgeries provide additional student support for subjects that
students often need extra help with. They are often concentrated around the times when
assessments take place. Revision sessions are provided for many modules that have exam-like
tests and enable you to interact with tutors to review parts of the course. Mock exams and tests
may provide opportunities to experience an examination environment before the final summative
test and give you feedback on your understanding.

Distinctive Features of the course
The course offers:

      A comprehensive technical, academic and vocational approach to quantity surveying and
       construction management;

      The opportunity to interact with other professional construction disciplines;

      The ability to study either full-time or if in relevant employment on a part-time basis. A
       range of transferable skills are developed through the course and opportunities are
       available to enhance the development of the students’ interpersonal skills.




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                                        UG Regulations

 Students will study:
 Standard Full-time: modules worth 120 credits each academic year, taught over two semesters
       in the academic year.

 Part-time: normally modules worth no more than 80 credits each academic year.


Module guides for each of the modules listed below can be found on e: Vision. The modules you
will study will have the following status:

C – Core Modules – Integral to the outcomes of your course, you must study and pass all these
compulsory modules.

0 – Core Option Modules – Strongly related to the outcomes of your course, allows you to choose
and study a specific number from a defined group of modules. This allows you to decide the flavour
of your course.

Level 4 (1)
                  Semester 1                                   Semester 2
                     4CN002 Construction Technology and Materials                        20
 C


 C                                4CN016 Enterprise Skills                               20

                                                                                              20
                                                                4CN027 BE Professional
 C     4CN008 Pre-contract studies        20          C
                                                                    Studies (shell)

                                                                                              20
                                                              4CN001 Construction Legal
         4CN006 Personal Skills and
 C                                        20          C             Procedures
          professional development



Level 5 (2)
                  Semester 1                                    Semester 2
 C                  5CN001 Construction and environmental technology                     20


 C                                      5CN022 Law                                       20


           5CN018 Conservation                               5CN010 Professional practice     20
 C                                        20          O
        Preservation and Conversion                                   project

       5CN027 Construction Quantity                          5CN011 Construction Quantity     20
 C       Surveying (Pre contract)         20          C        Surveying (Practice and
                                                                    Procedures)

                                                     O       5CN004 (20 credit) Work based
                                                                      Learning A              20
                                                               Part time students only

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                             5CN025 (40 credit) Industrial Placement
                                   Full time students only


C/O modules are available only as directed above. i.e. study EITHER 5CN010 OR 5CN004 in
Semester 2


Level 6 (3)
                  Semester 1                                         Semester 2
                                      6CN010 Dissertation                                 20
 C

                     6CN019 Group Project evaluation and development                      20
 C

            6CN011 Contract                                                                    20
 C       Administration and Dispute        20         C/         6CN012 Sustainability
                Resolution

        6CN004 Construction Quantity                         6CN008 Construction Quantity      20
C/O       Surveying (Professional          20          C       Surveying (Management)
                 practice)

        6CN018 (20 credit) Advanced                                                            20
          Work based Learning B           20                       6CN006 Leadership
C/O                                                   C/O
          Part time students only                                    Development



C/O modules are available only as directed above
 i.e. study either 6CN004 OR 6CN018 in semester 1
i.e. study either 6CN012 OR 6CN006 in semester 2
5CN004 and 6CN018 are shell modules which are studied across other Built Environment courses and the
A/B differentiate between the two levels of study.




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Module Descriptions


Module Code: 4CN002             Module Title: Construction Technology and Materials
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         None
 Module Leader                   Anthony Hatfield
 Telephone                       01902 518581
 Email                           A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number               MA 115a

Module description
The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of low rise construction, provide an
introduction to common construction materials and environmental interactions.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                 50%

           2         Examination                                               50%




Module Code: 4CN016             Module Title: Built Environment Enterprise Skills
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         None
 Module Leader                   Angela Nash
 Telephone                       01902 322622
 Email                           Angela.Nash@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number               MA 115a

Module description
This module aims to introduce you to the study of the business and economic environment in the context of
built environment operations. It looks at how the built environment works by the realisation of a group based
project to emphasise the background and professional skills needed to successfully complete a realistic
construction project.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                  100%




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Module Code: 4CN008           Module Title: Pre-Contract Studies
 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 Glynis Hampton
 Telephone                     01902 322512
 Email                         g.e.hampton@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MA 115a

Module description
This module will introduce you to the pre contract work of the design team, concentrating on the preparation
of costs and the measurement of a low use nature.

Assessment
           Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                               100%




Module Code: 4CN006           Module Title: Personal Skills & Professional Development
 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 Neil Hingorani
 Telephone                     01902 323582
 Email                         neil.hingorani@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MA 115a

Module description
The module aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and use of various methods of communication
used in business and built environments. It also aims to equip you with the necessary fundamental skills
needed in your academic and professional life.

Assessment
           Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Report                                                   20%

           2         Group work                                              80%




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Module Code: 4CN027             Module Title: Built Environment Professional Studies
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Glynis Hampton
 Telephone                      01902 322512
 Email                          g.e.hampton@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MA 115a

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to introduce the student to the initial and preparatory professional skills
which are aligned to their relevant built environment professional discipline.

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                   100%




Module Code: 4CN001             Module Title: Construction Legal Procedures
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Jennifer Charlson

 Telephone                      01902 322271
 Email                          J.Charlson@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MA 115a

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the English legal system, building
regulations and law of contract; and introduce the legal aspects of procurement, tendering procedures, forms
of contract as applicable to construction projects.

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                  100%




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Module Code: 5CN001            Module Title: Construction and Environmental Technology
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        4CN220
 Module Leader                  Anthony Hatfield

 Telephone                      01902 518581
 Email                          A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MA 115a

Module description
The purpose of this module is to enable you to develop and apply principles and applications of construction
technologies related to high rise structures, commercial and industrial buildings. Aspects of civil engineering
and building services technology will also be investigated

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Examination                                                 50%

           2          Report                                                    50%




Module Code: 5CN022            Module Title: Law
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        4CN220
 Module Leader                  Subashini Suresh

 Telephone                      01902 321710
 Email                          S.Subashini@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MI 142

Module description
There is a dual aim to this module. The first aim is to develop your knowledge and application of the legal
framework in which the built environment, property and construction industries operate. The second aim is to
build on existing, and further develop knowledge of health and safety in the built environment, raising your
awareness of the legal, personal and organisational responsibilities built environment professionals have.
These aims will be achieved by the study of the legal frameworks from which legislation and other controls
stem and contextualising them into a built environment context.

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Research                                                    50%

           2          Coursework                                                50%




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Module Code: 5CN018            Module Title: Conservation, Preservation and Conversion
 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 Dave Searle

 Telephone                     01902 322109
 Email                         D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MI 142

Module description
The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the maintenance, repair and adaption of
historic buildings, their construction forms and materials and the degradation mechanisms that act upon
them.

Assessment
          Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
          1        Portfolio                                                80%

          2         Examination                                             20%




Module Code: 5CN027            Module Title: Construction Quantity Surveying Pre-Contract
 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 John Reynolds

 Telephone                     01902 322276
 Email                         John.Reynolds2@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MA 115a

Module description
This module will extend the student’s knowledge and understanding of construction projects from a
quantification aspect, whilst applying measurement to building works

Assessment
          Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
          1        Portfolio                                                80%

          2         Examination                                             20%




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Module Code: 5CN010              Module Title: Professional Practice Project
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  4CN220
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         None
 Module Leader                   Pauline Corbett
 Telephone                       01902 322261
 Email                           P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number               MA 115a

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to develop your understanding of the key professional relationships
between the various disciplines involved in the management of construction projects. This including the
development of team working skills through completion of a group based project where you are brought
together into teams within which a set of structured / interrelated tasks are undertaken in order to develop
your personal attributes, self-management, communication and problem solving skills in a team environment.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Group work                                                 40%

           2         Portfolio                                                 60%




Module Code: 5CN011         Module Title: Construction Quantity Surveying (Practice and Procedures)
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  4CN220
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         None
 Module Leader                   Nii Ankrah
 Telephone                       01902 323581
 Email                           nii.ankrah2@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number               MA 115a

Module description
The principal aims are: To extend your knowledge of, and develop an understanding of the elements,
concepts and techniques used in building construction. To develop your understanding of the basic concepts
and theories of leadership and decision making, as applied to the construction industry. To develop your
understanding of the basic concepts of cash flow and how to prepare a construction programme manually.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                 50%

           2         In-Class Test                                             50%




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Module Code: 5CN004               Module Title: Work Based Leaning A (Part Time Students Only)
 Credit value                     20
 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Paul Hampton
 Telephone                        01902 322256
 Email                            P.Hampton@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                MA 115g

Module description
The principle aim of this module is to provide you with an opportunity in your work based learning
environment to carry out a review of a project within your own external organisation, which is relevant to both
the organisation and your academic programme.

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Presentation                                                30%

           2          Portfolio                                                 70%




Module Code: 5CN025           Module Title: Industrial Placement (Full Time Students Only)
 Credit value                     40
 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Paul Hampton
 Telephone                        01902 322256
 Email                            P.Hampton@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                MA 115

Module description
The module aims to introduce you to the world of work and associated professional competence. It allows
you to appreciate current practises and seek to appreciate current working practises and seek solutions to
real life problems in the workplace. Where appropriate it allows you to commence relevant professional
organisation membership requirements but you should seek guidance at the outset with the module team

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Placement                                                   30%

           2          Placement                                                 70%




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Module Code: 6CN010          Module Title: Dissertation
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Subashini Suresh
 Telephone                      01902 321710
 Email                          S.Subashini@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MI 142

Module description
This module aims to develop your ability to research and report on a subject related to your degree course. It
facilitates the identification and solving of a selected problem or exploration of a chosen issue using well
founded research methodology; and presentation of the results of such investigation in a formal report
format.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Proposal                                                   20%

           2         Research                                                  80%




Module Code: 6CN019          Module Title: Group Project Evaluation & Development
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Neil Hingorani
 Telephone                      01902 323582
 Email                          neil.hingorani@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MA 115a

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to enable you to develop a wide ranging understanding of the
development process within the economic, legal, political and social environment of the UK.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Presentation                                               30%

           2         Group Work                                                70%




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Module Code: 6CN011         Module Title: Contract Law and Dispute Resolution
 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 Issaka Ndekugri
 Telephone                     01902 322280
 Email                         I.E.Ndekugri@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number             MI 318

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the legal framework within which
construction firms and projects are managed and techniques for resolving disputes often encountered. You
will develop skills necessary to analyse construction contracts and case law and develop an understanding
of good practice in the administration of contracts.

Assessment
           Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                               50%

           2         Examination                                             50%




Module Code: 6CN004         Module Title: Construction Quantity Surveying (Professional Practice)
 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 John Reynolds
 Telephone                     01902 322276
 Email                         John.Reynolds2@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number             MA 115a

Module description
This module builds upon the application of measurement within the construction industry using manual and
electronic sources and the application of pricing measured work within recognised documentation using
industry software.

Assessment
           Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                               50%

           2         Coursework                                              50%




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Module Code: 6CN012             Module Title: Sustainability
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  David Searle
 Telephone                      01902 322109
 Email                          D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MI 142

Module description
This module enables you to explore the requirements of sustainable development to see how these affect
and influence the range of environmental services required in sustainable construction and, furthermore, it
highlights the impact of such services on the internal and external environment.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                  50%

           2         Examination                                               50%




Module Code: 6CN008             Module Title: Construction Quantity Surveying (Management)
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Peter Harris
 Telephone                      01902 323504
 Email                          harrisp@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MI 142

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to examine and investigate current influences on the construction quantity
surveyor in terms of construction best practice themes and the requirements of professional ethics and
standards.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                 50%

           2         Examination                                               50%




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Module Code: 6CN018          Module Title: Work Based Learning B
 Credit value                     20
 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Paul Hampton
 Telephone                        01902 322256
 Email                            P.Hampton@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                MA 115a

Module description
The principle aim of this module is to enable you, as a part-time student to carry out a critical review of the
knowledge management strategy of their organisation and further evaluate a project, of which you have
personal experience in terms of the outcome and alternative options which could have been adopted.

Assessment

           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Presentation                                                20%

           2          Portfolio                                                 80%




Module Code: 6CN006          Module Title: Leadership Development
 Credit value                     20
 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Angela Nash
 Telephone                        01902 322622
 Email                            Angela.Nash@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                MA 115a

Module description
The aim of this module is to critically evaluate leadership styles and attributes by exploring the qualities
necessary for an individual to be an effective leader. The module requires you to engage in reflective
practice from a leadership perspective and to understand leadership perspective and to understand the style
and cultures that an organisation develops its mission to remain profitable.

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                   40%

           2          Project                                                   60%




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University Academic Calendar 2012/2013
University Academic Calendar.

             Academic Year 2012/2013




                                                             Teaching Weeks
                                           Teaching weeks
 Uni Weeks




                                                             Year Long
                                           Sem long
 1           03-Sep          Grad                                                     2012/13 Graduations
 2           10-Sep          Grad                                                     2012/13 Graduations
 3           17-Sep           WW                                                      UG Welcome Week                             
 4           24-Sep                    1                    1
 5           01-Oct                    2                    2
 6           08-Oct                    3                    3
 7           15-Oct                    4                    4                 2012    PG Induction week
 8           22-Oct                    5                    5
 9           29-Oct                    6                    6
 10          05-Nov                    7                    7
 11          12-Nov                    8                    8
 12          19-Nov                    9                    9
 13          26-Nov                    10                   10
 14          03-Dec                    11                   11
 15          10-Dec                    12                   12
 16          17-Dec                    Assess                                         UG Sem 1 Assessment                         
 17          24-Dec           vac                                                     Christmas Holiday                           
 18          31-Dec           vac                                                     Christmas Holiday                           
 19          07-Jan           vac                                                     Christmas Holiday                           
 20          14-Jan                                         Assess                    Assessment UG (mid) Year long, PG block 1   
 21          21-Jan                                         1                         UG Welcome(S2) UG Feedback(S1)              
 22          28-Jan                    1                    2
 23          04-Feb                    2                    3
 24          11-Feb                    3                    4
 25          18-Feb                    4                    5
 26          25-Feb                    5                    6
 27          04-Mar                    6                    7
 28          11-Mar                    7                    8
 29          18-Mar                    8                    9
 30          25-Mar           vac                                                     Easter Holiday
                                                                              2013




 31          01-Apr           vac                                                     Easter Holiday
 32          08-Apr                    9                    10                                                                    
 33          15-Apr                    10                   11                                                                    
 34          22-Apr                    11                   12                                                                     
 35          29-Apr                                         Assess                    Assessment UG Year long                     
 36          06-May *                  12                                                                                          
 37          13-May                    Assess                                         Assessment UG Sem 2                         
 38          20-May
 39          27-May *
 40          03-Jun                                                                   UG Assessment Boards tbc                    
 41          10-Jun                                                                   UG Assessment Boards tbc                    
 42          17-Jun                                                                   UG Publication of Results tbc               
 43          24-Jun


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44   01-Jul
45   08-Jul         Assess   Assess        Resit Assessment UG Blocks 1 and 2   
46   15-Jul
47   22-Jul                                UG Resit Boards tbc                  
48   29-Jul                                UG Publication of Results tbc        
49   05-Aug
50   12-Aug
51   19-Aug
52   26-Aug *
     * = bank hol
     Mon

                                           UG Semester Taught                   
                                           UG Year long Taught                  
                                           Assessment Week                      




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       Course Management and Staff Involved with the Course
       Course Leader: John Reynolds
       Built Environment Department Academic Staff List:

                               Outer      Room      Ext.
Surname         Forename       Door        No       No.    Email                         Dept.
Ankrah          Nii           MA115a    MA115d     3581    nii.ankrah2@wlv.ac.uk         BE
Billingham      John          MI 147    MI 148     1085    J.Billingham@wlv.ac.uk        BE
Charlson        Jennifer      MA115a    MA115a     2271    J.Charlson@wlv.ac.uk          BE
Chinyio         Ezekiel       MA115a    MA115e     1043    E.Chinyio@wlv.ac.uk           BE
Chung           Sammy         MI 142    MI 145     2678    S.Chung@wlv.ac.uk             BE
Corbett         Pauline       MA115a    MA115c     2261    P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk           BE
Georgakis       Panos         MI 147    MI 149     2286    P.Georgakis@wlv.ac.uk         BE
Hammond         Felix         MA115a    MA115e     2179    f.hammond@wlv.ac.uk           BE
Hampton         Glynis        MA115a    MA115d     2512    g.e.hampton@wlv.ac.uk         BE
Hampton         Paul          MA115a    MA115g     2256    P.hampton@wlv.ac.uk           BE
Harris          Peter         MI 142    MI 144     3504    harrisp@wlv.ac.uk             BE
Harris          Philip        MI 310    MI 319     2279    P.T.Harris@wlv.ac.uk          BE
Hatfield        Anthony       MA115a    MA115f     8581    A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk          BE
Hingorani       Neil          MA115a    MA115g     3582    neil.hingorani@wlv.ac.uk      BE
Khatib          Jamal         MI 147    MI 150     8588    j.m.khatib@wlv.ac.uk          BE
Kite            Bryan         MI 147    MI 148     2708    B.J.Kite@wlv.ac.uk            BE
Mills           Peter         MI 147    MI 149     1723    Peter.mills@wlv.ac.uk         BE
Nash            Angela        MA115a    MA115a     2622    Angela.Nash@wlv.ac.uk         BE
Ndekugri        Issaka        MI 310    MI 318     2280    I.E.Ndekugri@wlv.ac.uk        BE
Nwagboso        Christopher   MI 310    MI 308     3845    C.Nwagboso@wlv.ac.uk          BE
Oloke           David         MI 147    MI 150     2273    D.A.Oloke@wlv.ac.uk           BE
Reynolds        John          MA115a    MA115a     2276    John.Reynolds2@wlv.ac.uk      BE
Searle          David         MI 142    MI 144     2109    D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk            BE
Smith           Paul          MA115a    MA115f     8589    P.H.Smith@wlv.ac.uk           BE
Suresh          Subashini     MI 142    MI145      1710    S.Subashini@wlv.ac.uk         BE
Tannahill       Kim           MI 147    MI 148     8745    k.tannahill@wlv.ac.uk         BE
Williams        Chris         MA150     MA150      2275    chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk      BE

Student Representatives can contact Lynne Pennells, Student Liaison Officer, MI155, 01902
321408, L.Pennells@wlv.ac.uk

For information regarding Employment and Placements contact the Placements Unit, MI 128 on
01902 321457




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Where to get help with your course
Students may use “STech Student Noticeboard students” WOLF topic as a central resource for
news, information and support.

For programme advice and help with University procedures, please contact Joyty Jassall, Student
Support Officer, MI158, MI Building. 01902 321183
Joyty.Jassall@wlv.ac.uk

STech has a team dedicated to assisting students with additional support requirements:
Lynne Pennells, Special Needs Administrator, MI 155, MI Building, 01902                        321408,
L.Pennells@wlv.ac.uk.

Ruth Fairclough, Special Needs Tutor, Mi217 (MI 219), MI Building, 01902 321429,
r.fairclough@wlv.ac.uk

Derek Beardsmore, Special Needs Tutor, Mi136 (MI 140), MI Building, 01902 321479,
D.I.Beardsmore@wlv.ac.uk


Student Support
If you encounter any issues (personal or academic) the following diagram directs you to the
appropriate department or staff member.




                                        Academic and Course
                                           related queries

                    Study Issues           Course Leader           General queries

               Study Skills Adviser                                School Office or
              LIS or wlv.ac.uk/skills                               Student Office
                                                                      Here2Help




        Careers &
       Employment                                                            Module related queries
        Services                        Who to Contact                           Module Leader
     Student Gateway                                                               or Tutor




                  Personal Issues                                  Mitigating circumstances,
                                                                  enrolment queries & course
                 Personal Tutor or                                          transfer
                 Student Gateway
                                           Special Needs                Student Office
                                                                          Here2Help
                                           Special Needs
                                          Tutor or Student
                                          Enabling Centre




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Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)
What is ‘Employability’?
‘Employability’ is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your employment
prospects throughout your time here at the University of Wolverhampton. Developing specialist
subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they also want to employ
individuals who are able to:
           Communicate effectively,
           Work in a team and have good interpersonal skills.
           Solve problems
           Work on their own using their own initiative and are able to adapt to changing situations
           Be self-confident

How Will You Develop Your Employment Skills?
At the School of Technology we aim to provide you with the opportunity to develop these through
the modules you will be studying. The assessments you do for your modules are designed to help
you develop Subject specific skills through the research you undertake for the assignments. In
addition, they are also designed to help you develop other key skills such as your written
communication skills. Where you have formal presentations, this will build your self-confidence in
addition to helping you develop your skills of verbal communication. Working as part of a team will
develop vital group-work skills. Attending your classes regularly will further ensure that you have
the opportunity to develop other skills.

Throughout your time at the University, you will develop and be able to demonstrate a number of
skills, some of which are listed below:

          Working as part of a group
          Demonstrating teamwork skills and leadership skills
          Effective communication
          Written (via reports etc.)
          Oral (through formal presentations)
          Problem-solving
          IT skills (which include use of basic packages for word processing, spreadsheets, use
            of email etc.)
          Time management – attending classes, handing in of assignments, planning study time

You may also be working part-time. The experience you gain within a work environment is a very
worthwhile one and also helps you to develop transferable skills which are valued by employers.


Progression for Further Study
Upon completion of the course further higher education opportunities also exist, typically in the
area of construction project management or construction law.


Career opportunities
The BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying course is aimed at individuals who wish to pursue a career in
quantity surveying, whose work would normally be within a contracting organisation, with further
construction quantity surveying opportunities available in local and central government,
government agencies (e.g. the Highways Agency, NHS), and in commercial construction and
property organisations.

Transferable skills gained can also enable employment opportunities abroad.




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School Charter for Students
School of Technology (STech)
Students who come to the School of Technology (STech) at the University of
Wolverhampton are entitled to have high expectations. Studying at the University can offer
the chance for a new beginning, the development of new skills, and can give you greater
opportunities for future employment.

In order to help you to achieve your objectives with us, we will strive to provide:
     Effective impartial advice and guidance to help you choose the right course.
     An effective introduction to the University, to the School and to your course.
     A welcoming environment with quiet places to study.
     Qualified, experienced and professional tutors and lecturers.
     Friendly, helpful staff.
     Stimulating and well-planned learning opportunities.
     Dedicated Technology Centre to support academic excellence.
     Up-to-date resources including books and online journals.
     Well-defined and appropriate programmes of study.
     Opportunities to plan and review progress.
     Access to learning support.
     Access to confidential counselling, careers advice, and financial advice.

We will aim to ensure that:
      Feedback will be provided on all assessments within 3 working weeks.
      You have a personal tutor. There is also a Student Support Officer as the first point of
       contact with clearly advertised surgery times.
      Your tutor’s availability will be clearly advertised.
      There are opportunities for you to comment on and influence your University experience,
       e.g. via Student-Staff liaison meetings, module questionnaires and School/University
       Quality Committees.
      You will have access to the information you need to progress on the course, e.g. each
       module will issue a module guide; each course will issue a course guide.
      You will be informed of electronic resources available for each module via the module
       guide.
      You will find information about all of the above in your “Guide to your Course” Handbook,
       available on the Current Students page of the University website

We expect you to:
      Have read and abide by the code on using University IT resources.
      Attend classes regularly and punctually.
      Show courtesy and respect to staff and other students.
      Ensure you understand the requirements of your course
      Ensure you understand the requirements of each module you are studying (sessions to
       attend, assessment procedures, exam procedures)
      Respect and abide by the University Regulations, e.g. Equal Opportunities Policy, ID
       Cards, quiet areas.
      Bring all necessary equipment to classes/workshops and tests.
      Submit assessments on time (or they will not be marked) and keep copies of all
       assessments submitted.
      Switch off mobile electronic devices before entering learning environments.
      Behave considerately in lectures, tutorials, workshops and other classes, listen attentively
       and participate in class activities.
      Not record teaching sessions, either by audio, video or photographically, without permission
       from the lecturer and authorisation from the Student Enabling Centre


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      Respect the quiet areas and make as little noise as possible in all areas.
      Note that no food or drink (other than water) is allowed into teaching areas and especially
       laboratories.
      Keep the Student Support Officer informed if you have personal problems that affect your
       work; if these problems make it necessary to seek extensions, to do so before the deadline.
      Use the advertised times (or make an appointment by email or through the School Office)
       to seek advice from your tutors/lecturers.
      Confirm your programme of study when asked to do so.
      Seek approval for and record any change of programme within the deadlines.
      Inform the Student Office (Here to Help) and Finance if your address or other contact
       details change.
      Check E-Vision frequently to keep informed of University communications.
      Check the STech Student Noticeboard WOLF topics frequently.
      Attend student support surgeries when requested to do so by personal tutors.

Email Charter
   1. Students can normally expect a response to a query from staff within 3 working days.
      However, staff may have other commitments including being on business which takes them
      outside of the University. Students are advised to contact the School Administrative staff in
      the event of failing to receive a response from a member of academic staff.
   2. Students are expected to observe an ethical and professional approach to the use of email
      and therefore students are expected to observe the normal requirements of courtesy and
      professionalism expected of all students in their dealings with staff and fellow students.
   3. Any inappropriate use of email to staff or fellow students, for example by sending illegal,
      discriminatory, defamatory, obscene, abusive or threatening material, will be treated as a
      disciplinary matter by the University.
   4. Originating or knowingly distributing any virus, worm or any chain mail or junk mail is
      prohibited.
   5. Students should note that information concerning grades for their summative assessments
      will not normally be given by email.
   6. The email system cannot guarantee privacy in respect of email messages sent to staff.
      Students are advised that any confidential matters are discussed using other means of
      communication.
   7. In using the University computer facilities for email, students must not attempt to disable,
      defeat or circumvent any security facilities.
   8. Staff and students should always use the official University email account. No response
      can be guaranteed to emails from non-University accounts.




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Academic Misconduct
The University considers seriously all acts of academic misconduct, which by definition are
dishonest and in direct opposition to the values of a learning community. Academic
misconduct, if not challenged, will ultimately devalue academic standards and honest effort
on the part of students.

Defining Academic Misconduct
Cheating
Cheating is defined as any attempt to gain unfair advantage in an assessment by dishonest
means, and includes, for example, all breaches of examination room rules, impersonating another
student, falsifying data, and obtaining an examination paper in advance of its authorised release.

This is not an exhaustive list and other common examples of cheating would include –
           Being in possession of “crib notes” during an examination
           Copying from the work of another student
           Prohibited communication during an examination
           Acts of plagiarism or collusion as defined below

Collusion
Collusion is when two or more people combine to produce a piece of work for assessment that is
passed off as the work of one student alone. The work may be so alike in content, wording and
structure that the similarity goes beyond what might have been coincidence. For example – where
one student has copied the work of another, or where a joint effort has taken place in producing
what should have been an individual effort.

Collusion should not be confused with the normal situation in which students learn from one
another, sharing ideas and group work to complete assignments (where this is specifically
authorised).

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. This includes
incorporating either unattributed direct quotation(s) or substantial paraphrasing from the work of
another/others. It is important to cite all sources whose work has been drawn on and reference
them fully in accordance with the referencing standard used in each academic school.

The most common forms of plagiarism are –
         Cut or copied and pasted materials from websites
         Copying the work of another student (past or present) including essays available
          through “essay bank” websites – or other data.
         Copying material from a text book or journal

Students may go to great lengths to disguise the source reference they have been consulting in
contributing to an assignment – without understanding that with proper referencing this is entirely
acceptable.


Support for Students
The University, through its academic staff, will be both sympathetic and supportive in preventing
plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.

A variety of support mechanisms are in place to help students succeed and avoid academic
misconduct.
         Visit our study skills support website at www.wlv.ac.uk/skills See the section on
           tackling academic misconduct.

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          Download the Students' Union guide to Avoiding Academic Misconduct ("Read, Write,
           Pass") - available from the same webpages.
          Book an appointment to see a study skills adviser - through the Learning Centres.
          Speak to your personal tutor or module leader.
          There is help available if you need it. The University caught and prosecuted 500 cases
           of Academic Misconduct last year - it is better to do the work than think you can get
           away with cheating - the penalties are severe...


Penalties
Where an offence is admitted, or a panel decides that cheating, plagiarism or collusion has
occurred, a penalty will be imposed. The severity of the penalty will vary according to the nature of
the offence and the level of study. Penalties will range from failure of the assignment under
investigation to a restriction of the award a student may ultimately achieve or a requirement to
leave the University.

Full details about the University's policy on Academic Misconduct and regulations and procedures
for the investigation of academic misconduct are available at our website:
www.wlv.ac.uk/polsregs

Health & Safety issues
STech operates over two university campuses – City Campus and Telford Campus, the
management of Health and Safety across the School has been devolved to the School Health and
Safety committee, which is chaired by the Dean of School and the members are representative of
its staff and students. The day-to-day responsibility for Health and Safety in the School lies with its
three Technical Resource Managers.

Each year the School is required to report on the following issues: Codes of Practice; Risk
assessments; Fire Risk Assessment; First Aid; Occupational Health; Portable Appliance Testing;
In-house inspection; Health & Safety Needs Analysis; Fire Marshalling; Dissemination; H&S
Training; and Accidents.

The School works closely with the Department of Risk, Safety and Health to ensure its practices
align with the University’s policies and guidelines. Staff and Students alike should familiarise
themselves with these policies and adhere to the guidelines provided by visiting the Department of
Risk, Safety and Health’s website.




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