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Table of Contents


Award Details .................................................................................................................................... 3
About This Guide .............................................................................................................................. 4
Welcome to the BA (Hons) Business as a Joint Degree ............................................................... 4
 Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 4
 Academic Staff - Areas of Interest .................................................................................................. 5
 Pathways Management Team ........................................................................................................ 5
Business Joint Subject Structure ................................................................................................... 6
  Subject Lists & Module Rules ......................................................................................................... 7
  Locating Documents & Timetable Information ................................................................................ 7
Level 1 Core Module......................................................................................................................... 7
  EC1003 Business Environment ...................................................................................................... 7
Level 1 Core Option Modules .......................................................................................................... 7
  MK1004 Marketing Principles ......................................................................................................... 7
  IM1005 Information Skills for Business ........................................................................................... 8
  BE1000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship ....................................................................................... 8
  AC1004 Accounting in Context ....................................................................................................... 8
  HR1003 Critical Perspectives in Human Resourcing ...................................................................... 9
  EC1005 Government Policy & Business ......................................................................................... 9
Level 2 Core Modules....................................................................................................................... 9
  BE2006 Business Planning & Decision Making .............................................................................. 9
Level 2 Core Option Modules ........................................................................................................ 10
  BA2006 Research Methods .......................................................................................................... 10
  HR2004 Human Resource Issues for Business ........................................................................... 10
  MK2005 Customer Relationships ................................................................................................. 11
  AC2016 Business Finance ............................................................................................................ 11
Level 3 Core Modules..................................................................................................................... 11
 BE3017 Strategic Management in a Global Context..................................................................... 11
 Level 3 Recommenations ............................................................................................................. 12
 Work Based Project ...................................................................................................................... 12
 The UG Dissertation ..................................................................................................................... 13
UWBS Generic Information ........................................................................................................... 14
  Academic and Programme Advice................................................................................................ 14
  Access to Academic Staff ............................................................................................................. 15
  Communications ........................................................................................................................... 15
  Notice Boards................................................................................................................................ 15
  Contacting Staff............................................................................................................................. 15
  School Messaging System ............................................................................................................ 15
  Notification of Address .................................................................................................................. 15
  Illness and Absence (Extenuating Circumstances)....................................................................... 15
  Extensions..................................................................................................................................... 16
  Late Submission of Work .............................................................................................................. 16
  Academic Appeals & Misconduct .................................................................................................. 16
  Examination Timetables ................................................................................................................ 16
  Submission of Coursework ........................................................................................................... 16
  Return of Coursework ................................................................................................................... 17
  Notification of Results ................................................................................................................... 17
  Requests for Student Transfer between Awards (Internal Transfer) ............................................ 17
  Loan Implications .......................................................................................................................... 17
The Learning Centres ..................................................................................................................... 19
   Using the Resources ..................................................................................................................... 19
   Accessing Resources ................................................................................................................... 19
   Our Range of Services .................................................................................................................. 19
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 Saving Your Work on the Computers ........................................................................................... 19
How To Solve Your Problems ....................................................................................................... 20
Complaints ...................................................................................................................................... 20
Glossary........................................................................................................................................... 21
  What is a Module? ........................................................................................................................ 21
  What is a Pathway? ...................................................................................................................... 21
  What is a Route?........................................................................................................................... 21
  What is a Programme of Study? ................................................................................................... 22
Appendix 1 Directory of UWBS Staff ............................................................................................ 23
Appendix 2 UWBS Academic Departments - June 2003 ............................................................. 26
Appendix 3 Continuum of Minimum Expectations of Academic Writing .................................. 27



The details in this guide may be amended to improve the operation of the scheme and to take into
account changes in University Academic Regulations.




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Award Details


Title:                           BA (Hons) Business Joint Degree
Course Code:                     772191 Full-time
                                 772195 Part-time:
Award Tutor:                     Tony Bate
                                 Email: A.Bate@wlv.ac.uk
                                 Tel: 01902 323958




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About This Guide
        The aim of this guide is:
                 To provide an overview of the business subject area;
                 To provide information from which a framework for study programmes in this subject
                  area could be developed;
                   To provide an accessible reference point for staff (academic and non academic) on
                    available modules, routes, prerequisites & module leaders.
        It is recommended this Pathway guide is read in conjunction with the ‘University Undergraduate
        Modular Scheme Guide for Session 2003/2004’. You will receive copies of both guides at the start
        of your studies. Alternatively Student Regulations can be accessed at www.wlv.ac.uk/wbs


Welcome to the BA (Hons) Business as a Joint Degree
        On behalf of all the members of the University of Wolverhampton Business School (UWBS), and
        in particular the Business staff, I would like to take this early opportunity to extend a warm
        welcome to you.

        Your Business Joint Pathway is one of many awards run by UWBS which has itself established an
        excellent reputation for high academic quality, friendliness and for its supportive network of
        counsellors. Advice and support can be sought not only from your Academic Counsellor but also
        from Award Tutors and Subject Co-ordinators. However, we believe it is important that you also
        play your part in the operation and development of your chosen path. 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 Pathways operation and/or the student experience here at UWBS. In practice,
        you will have the opportunity to do this through the process of student representation at Pathways
        Committee meetings during each semester.

        I wish you every success in your studies and trust that your time at the University of
        Wolverhampton Business School will prove to be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.

        Tony Bate

        Award Tutor for BA (Hons) Business Joint Degree


Introduction
        Business education is rapidly moving away from a situation where business inputs are taught only
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        within "business studies degrees" to a situation in the 21 Century where most, if not all, students
        will require some exposure to business modules. The pressures for this shift are numerous.

        The prevailing philosophy in society indicates that higher education provision should become
        increasingly business relevant. Students are seeking business inputs to improve career
        prospects. Employers, with a shortage of relevant graduates, are seeking commercial elements
        in a broad range of degree courses.

        UWBS is seeking to satisfy these increasing pressures by providing a range of standard modules
        in business that are available to all university courses.

        On completion of the programme, the student is expected to be able to demonstrate, knowledge
        and understanding of:

             (i) Organisations, the changing external environment in which they operate and how they are
                 managed.

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            (iii)       A range of contemporary issues within the strategic management area and how they
                        influence strategic decision-making in public, private sector and “not for profit”
                        organisations

        The programme will prepare students for a range of careers in management in private, public
        sector and voluntary organisations.




Academic Staff - Areas of Interest
        The University of Wolverhampton Business School is developing the capacity to support a
        widening range of research activities because successful research is regarded as making a
        significant contribution to the academic nature of the Business School.

        Members of the Business subject area are currently active in the following research areas:

                   Performance Improvement
                   Knowledge and learning
                   Innovation and creativity
                   Foreign trade and foreign investment
                   Electronic business
                   Entrepreneurial skill development and education
                   Social entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship
                   SME’s and marketing capability
                   Entrepreneurs and strategy development
                   Private companies and family run business
                   Middle manager and organisational change experiences
                   Business start-ups
                   International joint ventures and business in emerging markets

Pathways Management Team
        Each members of the Management Team plays an important role please note their contact
        details.

          Role                         Name                    Ext       Room   Site           Email

 Pathways Tutor                  Tony Bate                  3958        SB222   TD     A.Bate@wlv.ac.uk
 Programme Advisor               Mark Shone or              3994        SB113   TD     M.Shone@wlv.ac.uk
                                 Ruth Minshall              3858       CA218a   CP     R.Minshall@wlv.ac.uk
 Registry Support                Rebecca Copson             3654        CA016   CP     R.Copson2@wlv.ac.wuk




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Business Joint Subject Structure


  Level 1

                 EC1003 Business Environment (15)                          45 credits from subject B          Core




            Please select 1 module from the following:           Please select 1 module from the following:

            MK1004 Marketing Principles (15)                     AC1004 Accounting in Context (15)            Core Options
            IM1005 Information Skills for Business (15)          HR1003 Critical Perspectives on HR (15)
            BE1000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (15)         EC1005 Government Policy & Business (15)




                             * Elective 1
                                 (15)
                                                                                  * Elective 2                Electives
                                                                                      (15)




 Level 2                               BE2006 Business Planning & Decision Making
                                                                                                              Core
                                                          (30)



                                                                 1 module from from the following list:
                                                                 ** BA2006 Research Methods                   Core Option
                                                                 HR2004 HR Issues in Business (15)
                      45 credits from Subject B                  MK2005 Customer Relationships (15)
                                                                 AC2016 Business Finance (15)




                             * Elective 1                                         * Elective 2                Electives
                                 (15)                                                 (15)




 Level 3                             BE3017 Strategic Management in a Global Context                          Core
                                                          (30)




                     45 Credits from Subject B                   1 level 3 module from the following UWBS
                                                                 subject areas: Acc & Fin, Info Mgmt,         Core Option
                                                                 Marketing, Economics or Enterprise



                             * Elective 1                                         * Elective 2                Electives
                                 (15)                                                 (15)




 (15) or (30) Indicates credit rating
 * ** Please see following Subject Rule section for clarification.




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Subject Lists & Module Rules
        Elective Modules: A free choice module within a programme of study where the student may
        select any module from the University portfolio, providing that pre-requisites and timetable rules
        are satisfied.

        Please note: BA2006 Research Methods 15 credit module or equivalent, is the pre-requisite
        for the Level 3 HR3009 The UG Dissertation.

        ** At Level 3 you are required to study either the 30-credit HR3008 Work Based Project module,
        or the two 15 credit modules, HR3014 Employee Relations, and HR3009 The UG Dissertation.
        Further Award Regulations can be obtained from the UG Module Scheme Guide 2003/04.

        Your Award Tutor will provide further information relating to elective module availability.


Locating Documents & Timetable Information
        Module Summaries and Timetable details can be located online at www.wlv.ac.uk/wbs

        Timetable Details are subject to change prior to start of Semesters. It is strongly advised that you
        consult timetable notice boards located locally at Campus Registry’s, and online details prior to
        attending lectures for at least the first and second weeks of Semesters.


Level 1 Core Module

EC1003 Business Environment
   Module Leader: Rishma Dattani
        Excluded Combinations: HR1004, IM1004 & MK1003
        Pre-requisite: None               Co-Requisite: None                         Delivered: Sem 1
        This module provides you with an introduction to business, its key issues and concepts.


Assessment
             1. Individual assignment. 100%

Level 1 Core Option Modules

MK1004 Marketing Principles
   Module Leader: William Mott
        Excluded combinations: MK1003

        Pre-requisites: None              Co-requisites: None                        Delivery: Sem 1

        Marketing is a business activity, which is core to any organisation. The module provides an
        awareness of the fundamentals of marketing. This module provides students with basic
        frameworks to understand the importance of marketing within the business environment.
        Students will be able to evaluate the marketing tools an organisation will need to use to compete
        in today’s dynamic marketplace.
        Assessment
            1. A group assignment. 50%
            2. An individual time constrained assessment. 50%



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IM1005 Information Skills for Business
   Module Leader: Gill Gollins
        Pre-requisites: None                      Co-requisites: None                        Delivery: Sem 1

        This module introduces students to fundamental elements of information use, communication and
        management within businesses and to the use of IT facilities to support them. Theoretical and
        practical material on information communication and presentation is supported by the opportunity
        to develop skills in the use of presentation packages and spreadsheets to analyse and prepare
        information for management application.

   Assessment
             1. Individual report (3,500 words) incorporating use of presentation and spreadsheet
                software to analyse and present information for management purposes. 100%


BE1000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
   Module Leader: Ian McPhee
        Pre-requisites: None                      Co-requisites: None                        Delivery: Sem 1

        Entrepreneurship is central to the development and growth of economies – it is what
        entrepreneurs do in practice. This module provides students with an introduction and background
        to the subject and also the opportunity to understand the depth and scope of Entrepreneurship in
        modern business.

   Assessment
             1. Team report and presentation. 40%

             2. Individual Time Constrained Assessment – case study. 60%


AC1004 Accounting in Context
   Module Leader: Clive Grainger
        Pre-requisites: None                      Co-requisites: None               Delivery: Sem 1 & 2

        Anyone involved in business requires a sound grasp of the basic fundamentals of accounting.
        These fundamentals include the practical aspects as well as the conceptual framework within
        which organisations exist. Some of the practical aspects will be covered in the Finance and
        Information module core, but Accounting in Context focuses on the Financial Accounting aspects
        of the area of Accounting. Thus the module will show how Accounting affects all aspects of
        society, from the individual, the charity and the small business. It will look at some of the forms of
        business and reflect on their strengths and weaknesses. It will also look at the basic rules and
        assumptions underpinning accounting. Accounting sets the rules within which decisions are made,
        by understanding these rules better, the student will be able to question these decisions and
        debate their results.

   Assessment
             1. Group presentation and report. 50%

             2. Open book examination. 50%




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HR1003 Critical Perspectives in Human Resourcing
   Module Leader: Kim Mather
        Excluded combinations: HR1001

        Pre-requisites: None                      Co-requisites: None             Delivery: Sem 1 &2

        The focus if the module will be themes and perspectives related to the sociology of work.

        Assessment

            1. Individual essay 50%

            2. Time constrained assessment. 50%


EC1005 Government Policy & Business
   Module Leader: Syd Bloom
        Pre-requisites: None                      Co-requisites: None                     Delivery: Sem 2

        This module deals with a series of current issues and seeks to provide the student with an
        understanding of the relevant tools of analysis relating to the particular issues and the present
        debate in the area. The focus of the module is around policy. To this end, the module provides the
        student with an appreciation of the form of government intervention and the impact this has on the
        various stakeholders. Students will ultimately be able to understand the changing role of
        government in regulating certain sectors of the economy.

        Assessment

            1. Group presentation (15 minutes) plus 2000 word report. 50%

            2. Individual assignment (1800 words). 50%


Level 2 Core Modules

BE2006 Business Planning & Decision Making
   Module Leader: John Bates
        Excluded Combinations: IS2001 Career Development Learning, IM2000, EC2000, BE2002,
        BE2008
        Pre-requisite: Any Level 1 business module        Co-Requisite: None      Delivered: Year
        This module provides students with tools and techniques for analysis and decision making
        equipping them to make sense of complex business situations identify problems and generate
        possible solutions within case study scenarios.

        The foundation provided by this module will form a basis for later more sophisticated analysis
        required at level 3 where an understanding of strategic management will be addressed.

        The module will include an exploration of managerial roles and issues highlighting how these may
        change over the life of a business. In many large organisations the decision making process
        reflects the aims and objectives of a broad spectrum of stakeholders. This module looks at formal
        models relating to the behaviour of organisations and attempts to show how they arrive at their
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        Students will also be encouraged to consider planning for self-development. Module participants
        will be encouraged to identify and address their personal developmental agendas in relation to
        potential opportunities and roles within the workplace.

        In terms of self-planning and development, the module will build on the “Personal Development
        Plan” developed in level 1 “Internal Environment” module and introduce career planning and
        professional development. The overall aim of this aspect of the module is to prepare students for
        careers in business and management by improving their self-awareness in terms of the
        development of a wide range of business and job search skills.

   Assessment
            1. Individual Personal Development Plan 20%
            2. Team Industry analysis 40%
            3. Individual, open book exam 40%


Level 2 Core Option Modules

BA2006 Research Methods
   Module Leader: Steve Grady
        Excluded Combinations: None

        Pre-requisite: None                           Co-Requisite: None             Delivered: Sem 2

        This level 2 module will develop the research skills of students in order to facilitate research-
        based learning within their programmes of study. On completion of the module, students will
        possess a tool-kit of research skills that will underpin various aspects of provision including.

                               The work-based project

                               The undergraduate dissertation

                               The dissertation-related level 3 taught module
               all modules requiring student research-based activities and independent learning

   Assessment
        Learning Portfolio (100%).


HR2004 Human Resource Issues for Business
   Module Leader: John Dale
        Excluded combinations: HR2000

        Pre-requisites: HR1004 or HR 1000                     Co-requisites: None            Delivery: Sem 1

        This module is concerned with the application of theories and studies covered in the general
        subject area of human resourcing. However the focus is on the role of the manager in dealing
        with the people issues of an organisation. People management and development is a
        responsibility of all those who manage people, as well as being a description of the work of those
        who are employed as HR specialists. Consideration is given to that part of management, which is
        concerned with people at work and with their relationships within an enterprise. It aims to enable
        the manager to achieve both efficiency and justice, neither of which can be pursued successfully
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   Assessment
                    1. Individual Report - 50%
                    2. Time constrained assignment - 50%


MK2005 Customer Relationships
   Module Leader: Chris Cooper
        Pre-requisite: MK1003             Co-Requisite: None                        Delivered: Sem 1

        This module seeks to equip the student with the skills necessary to operate effective interaction
        between organisations and customer groups. It will equip the student with the necessary
        conceptual frameworks and methodologies within such platforms as, product and service
        innovation, customer Relationship Management, customer behaviours and the operational
        implications of customer focused marketing.

   Assessment
            1. Group Assignment 50%
            2. Individual Time Constrained Assignment 50%


AC2016 Business Finance
   Module Leader: Mark Price
        Excluded Combinations: AC2000

        Pre-requisite: AC1004 or IM1004           Co-Requisite: None                Delivered: Sem 1

        This module develops the practical aspects to which accounting can be used. It focuses on the
        useful internal accounting information, how it helps to manage and control the organisation. The
        module will enable students to understand how a business is based upon cash and how it is the
        basic building block of a business. It then looks at the use of accounting information for
        managerial decision-making purposes, such as Pricing, Contribution Analysis and Performance
        Measurement. Throughout the module the usefulness and practicality of the accounting
        information will be foremost.

   Assessment
                    1. Open book examination. 100%


Level 3 Core Modules

BE3017 Strategic Management in a Global Context
   Module Leader: Ian McKeown
        Pre-requisite: BE2006                     Co-Requisite: None                Delivered: Year Long

        Today’s organisations are expected to perform in a rapidly changing global environment. Success
        in this environment requires individuals who are innovative, flexible, capable of critical thought and
        able to craft strategic decisions given great complexity. This module is intended to provide a
        holistic and integrated approach to strategic management within the global context. A variety of
        different strategic themes are explored throughout the module focussing particularly on
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        The module is not intended to offer a prescriptive process for strategic management, recognising
        that “Strategy deals in complexity, ambiguity and fundamental issues that cannot be easily
        addressed” (Mintzberg)

   Assessment
            1 Individual Portfolio 70%
            2 Individual case based examination 30%



Level 3 Recommenations

Work Based Project
        Module Codes: BE3009/EC3042/HR3008/IM3010/MK3007 dependent on your chosen subject
        area.

   Module Leader: Various Tutors
        Excluded Combination: The UG Dissertation                         Co-Requisite: None

        Pre-requisite: BA2005 Research Methods or equivalent              Delivered: Year Long

        This final year module requires the completion of an original management project. This will result
        from individual, independent research and will demonstrate knowledge and skills developed from
        formal study. As such it will build upon other taught modules and the techniques and ideas
        included in the earlier Research Methods module. The focus for this module is an organisation for
        which the student has access (many students work whilst they study and this experience can be
        invaluable). The student will conduct an organisational investigation and reflect upon this
        experience.

        Areas of investigation may (for example) take the form of a competitor analysis, an investigation
        of procedures, a customer satisfaction survey, the computerisation of a system; a training needs
        analysis, the development of a policy statement, etc.

        The student in conjunction with the employer will identify and then articulate a management issue,
        design a research brief, conduct a programme of work and produce a written report for the
        organisation. The student will finally present a second report representing a critical review and
        reflective analysis of the process and an explanation of academic thought underpinning the
        project.

   Assessment
            1. Individual written report 50%
            2. Individual Written critical review 50%




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The UG Dissertation
   Module Co-ordinator: Syd Bloom
        Module Code: AC3018/BE3010/EC3043/HR3009/IM3011/MK3008 depending on your chosen
        subject area

        Excluded Combination: Work Based Project

        Pre-requisites: BA2006 Research Methods                                    Delivered: Sem 2

        Co-requisites: A minimum of one Level 3 module in the relevant subject area

        The academic dissertation occupies a very distinct and important position in your undergraduate
        programme, principally because it represents an opportunity for you to demonstrate a range of
        both intellectual and practical skills which will prove vital for any future career in business and
        management. In every respect, the dissertation is your own work and it therefore represents a
        vehicle, which will permit you to demonstrate your ability to initiate and pursue rigorous
        independent analysis of a business-related issue and to clearly present the findings of your piece
        of academic research. It could, for example, subsequently prove useful as a tangible piece of
        evidence in support of a job application. Nevertheless, the techniques, insights and skills gained
        which either underpin the work or are acquired in the course of preparing and presenting the
        dissertation are a significant part of the learning experience and form an integral part of your
        undergraduate honours award programme.

        The dissertation’s requirements allow you to further develop and deepen the study of a specific
        topic, issue or problem that is of particular interest to you and is consistent with your chosen
        speciality within the general business area. Given that the research is conducted on an individual
        basis and is therefore not part of a normal taught module, it follows that vital personal traits are
        your time management skills (i.e. your ability to work on your own to a given time-frame and
        deadlines) and your organizational skills (i.e. initiating the research programme, determining the
        methodology, conducting the fieldwork, accessing and analysing the literature/data and presenting
        the results/conclusions/policy implications).

        The dissertation also builds upon other taught modules that you have undertaken within your
        Award Programme – most notably the Level 3 Research Methods module – and you must present
        a thesis demonstrating a range of intellectual and other practical skills, especially:
               the initiation of a research project within a business and management context,
               the determination of an appropriate methodology,
               conducting practically-oriented research,
               accessing, analysing and synthesising information (both literature and raw data) and
               presenting the results and conclusions and commenting upon the implications of such
                findings

        Comprehensive details of the dissertation, its regulations and its requirements are contained in
        the Module Guide, which can be accessed on the Internet at the following Website:

                                          http://www.wlv.ac.uk/WOLF




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UWBS Generic Information
        The final section of this guide relates to specific procedures within UWBS, please refer to the
        University Undergraduate Modular Scheme Guide for Session 2003/2004 for comprehensive
        guidance to University and School policies.


Academic and Programme Advice
        UWBS has a Business Pathway Team, who are responsible for business awards; you will have
        the opportunity to meet them during Welcome Week. They are as follows, please see Directory of
        UWBS Staff section for contact details.

                Award Tutor                                              Pathway
         Tony Bate                       BA (Hons) Business Joint Degree
         Martin Holmes                   BA (Hons) Business Management
         John Bates                      BA (Hons) Business Administration – Top-up
         TBA                             HND Business
         Jeremy Eatough                  BA (Hons) Business Administration - On-line
                                         Part-time Pathways
         Sandra Jennings                 BA (Hons) Business Studies
         TBA                             BA (Hons) International Business Management
         Mohammad Mahdi                  BA (Hons) Marketing
                                         BA (Hons) Marketing Retail
                                         BA (Hons) Marketing Joint Degree
         Gurmak Singh                    BA (Hons) Business Information Management
                                         BA (Hons) Business Information Management Joint Degree
         Ian McPhee/John Marsh           BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship
         William Scarff/Jelena           BA (Hons) HR Management
         Petrovic                        BA (Hons) HR Management Joint Degree
         Clive Grainger                  BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
                                         BA (Hons) Accounting Joint Degree

        In addition, UWBS has a team of Programme Advisors who operate a duty rota where you can
        gain advice relating to any of your queries. Timetable and contact details of the Award Team and
        Programme Advisors are available at the Registry. Your Award Tutor should be your first point of
        contact for any programme related queries. He/she is the person who will sign your module
        registration form.

        If you have any problems that affect your work, you should make an appointment at the Registry
        office to see a Programme Advisor. If the matter is a particularly serious one then the Programme
        Advisor may refer you to the University Counselling Services or Student Union facilities, online at

                                            http://www.wolvesunion.org

        A Timetable of sessions operated by the Programme Advisors team will be published at the start
        of the academic year (please see Registry Notice Boards). You can make an appointment by
        ringing Telford Registry on Ext 1707, or Compton Park Registry on Ext 3626.




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Access to Academic Staff
        If you need to see a member of academic staff, please make an appointment either by email or
        through the Departmental Assistant for the subject. If you do email a member of staff direct, and
        you do not receive a response within three working days, then please follow up through the
        appropriate Departmental Assistant.


Communications
        One of the most important ingredients contributing to the success of any operation is an effective
        and efficient system of communication. There are various ways in which we can communicate
        with you. These are listed below. At any time we may need to contact you on important matters
        relating to your work or personal life. You, too, from time to time, will want to consult us, possibly
        urgently.
                              It is essential therefore that you follow the guidelines:

Notice Boards
        Please check your appropriate Notice Board regularly, preferably once a day and DO NOT
        remove any notices unless specifically requested by a member of staff. Notice Boards are
        situated throughout both campuses. The Award Tutor will advise you where your Notice Board is
        situated. Information will also be posted via the School Messaging System.


Contacting Staff
        Normally staff post notices giving times when they are available to see you, and, if necessary, will
        make an appointment to see you outside those times. If a member of staff you wish to contact is
        not there then you can leave a message with their Departmental Assistant. (Please see Module
        or Pathways Guide for contact details.)


School Messaging System
        We have a messaging system, which utilises monitors placed at various points throughout both
        Compton and Telford Campuses. Please read the messages daily.


Notification of Address
        Please ensure that Registry has your up to date home and term time addresses. It may be
        necessary to contact you urgently and this can only be done if we have both addresses accurately
        recorded. We also need your address for forwarding end of year results.


Illness and Absence (Extenuating Circumstances)
        If you are ill and believe your performance has been or will be affected, you need to complete a
        Extenuating Circumstance Form (AU043). These forms are available from Campus Registries.
        You must return the completed form along with supporting evidence e.g. official doctors note, to
        Campus Registry. This documented evidence is then forwarded to the Extenuating
        Circumstances Board and the Award Board prior to these proceedings taking place. Informing
        them after the meeting is usually too late. Submission deadlines will be confirmed to you during
        the semester and posted on notice boards.




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Extensions
        You must telephone the Telford or Compton Park Campus Registry Office to book an appointment
        to see a Programme Advisor for any extension requests before the submission deadline (normally
        1 week).
        Retrospective extensions will not be given. You must normally provide documentary evidence.
        If acceptable the Programme Advisor will give you a new hand-in date and complete form AU033
        Extension Form. You will be given the Pink Copy of the form as your record/receipt.
        Extensions will not be granted for longer than 7 days.
        If you require more time than this you would need to complete an Extenuating Circumstances
        Form AU34. However, this would normally mean that you will be required to submit another piece
        of work, if your reasons are considered as valid by the Extenuating Circumstances Board.


Late Submission of Work
        In the case of work submitted late, including any missed extended deadline agreed by a
        Programme Advisor, the assignment will be received but recorded as a zero grade (F0)


Academic Appeals & Misconduct
        Details of University regulations and procedures concerning Academic Appeals and Academic
        Misconduct, with regard to cheating, plagiarism and collusion can be consulted in the University
        Undergraduate Modular Scheme Guide for Session 2003/04 online at: www.wlv.ac.uk           It is
        also possible to discuss Appeals with the Academic Affairs Officer of the Student Union online at:
        www.wolvesunion.org


Examination Timetables
        These are normally published each semester well in advance of the examinations. It is YOUR
        responsibility to inform the Timetable Co-ordinator (Registry) if any of the problems listed below
        affect you:
                      "clashes" have occurred
                      you have consecutive examinations on the same day on different sites
                      you have three examinations on the same day


        You must check the examination timetable carefully and in good time. Alternative arrangements
        can usually be made provided you let us know.

Submission of Coursework
        You should note carefully the details given here about the handing in of course work. You must
        follow this procedure. Work not submitted in the way described is unlikely to reach the marking
        tutor on time and occasionally goes astray. The onus is upon you to follow the procedure to
        ensure your work is available to tutors to be assessed at the right time.

        You should submit your assignment via Campus Registries. Please observe the following points:
              Assignments should be submitted before 5 p.m. on the due date or before
              A submission form must be completed with details of your:
                                Award Code
                                Your Name
                                Date
                                Student Number
                                Module Code
                                Title of Assignment

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                                 Name of the Assessing Tutor

        This form is in triplicate. Staff at the Registry will fix one copy to your work; return one to you to
        keep as proof of submission and the third copy is for UWBS files.
                 The assignment will then be placed in the appropriate tutor's assignment file ready for
                  collection by the tutor.
                 Normally details of assessment grades are fed back to you within three weeks.

                   PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF ALL ASSIGNMENTS YOU SUBMIT.
        All module assessments are marked and graded according to the University's Common Grade
        Point System for undergraduate modules. Please see UG Modular Scheme Guides for session
        2003/04 for further information.


Return of Coursework
        Feedback of assignments will be returned to you within 3 working weeks. You must retain a copy
        of all work submitted, as originals will not normally be returned to you.


Notification of Results
        All students will be advised of the Award Board's decision, and their results, by post. All final year
        students will be notified of their degree classification in the same manner. It is the responsibility of
        each student to ensure that the University student database has the correct home address for the
        transmission of results.

          Please DO NOT telephone, email or make an appointment to see your Award
                                  Tutor for your results.

Requests for Student Transfer between Awards (Internal Transfer)
        If you wish to transfer because you realise that your interest lies in another area, you must apply to
        transfer before the Christmas holiday for Semester 2 transfers, and before the Easter holiday for
        the following academic year.

        Initially you must provide a written statement to the Award Tutor, detailing the reason you wish to
        transfer. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with a Programme Advisor and discuss the
        reasons you wish to transfer. You will receive a copy of a counselling record sheet detailing your
        conversation.

        Your application for transfer needs to be approved by both the Award Tutor for the course you are
        transferring to and the Award Tutor for your current course. Only when both Award Tutors are in
        agreement will a transfer be approved.

        You will be notified in writing of the decision and be asked to make an appointment with your
        Award Tutor or Programme Advisor to amend your module registration/programme of study.


Loan Implications
        If you receive a loan from your Student Loan Company (SLC) (whether this covers grant and fees
        or fees only), you will need to pass at least 90 credits a year to be entitled to your maintenance
        award, and to retain it for the following year, where applicable.

        Exceptionally you may be able to progress from Year 2 to Year 3 having passed only 75 credits,
        but only if you are registered for a Degree without Honours.

        Most students wish to gain an Honours Degree if possible. Therefore, if you achieve only 75
        credits after resits, and you want an Honours Degree, you will normally be advised to switch to
        part-time study. This should preserve your SLC award for your final year. However, individual


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        circumstances vary so you must seek advice from your Award Tutor or Programme Advisor and
        your SLC if you find yourself in this position.




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The Learning Centres
        The Learning Centres combine access to IT and electronic information resources with traditional
        university library services to make hi-tech, flexible and user-friendly learning environments.
        Accessible from any campus, they are designed to give you the study resources you need, where
        and when you need them.


Using the Resources
        You can access our catalogue and an expanding range of information services from your home or
        place of work via the Learning Centres website: www.wlv.ac.uk/lib
        Our distance services phone line (also available by fax and email) allows you to contact us about
        loans and general service information.
        We are open seven days a week and our staff will help you with friendly advice and
        encouragement to use our wide range of services.

Accessing Resources
        The best way of finding useful journal articles is do a keyword search on the electronic databases
        that are accessible from the Learning Centre web pages at www.wlv.ac.uk/lib See under the
        heading 'Electronic resources' for details of electronic databases, electronic journals and
        electronic newspapers.

        These databases are available on or off campus. You will need to apply for an Athens password
        for use off campus. Ask at the Learning Centre Help Desks or look on the Learning Centre web
        pages for 'Athens Registration' in the 'Quick Jump to' menu.

        There are many other resources listed on the Learning Centre web pages as clickable links. Look
        under the heading ‘Subject Starting Points’ in the Learning Centres menu. Printed guides to
        electronic databases and many other resources are available at Compton and Telford Learning
        Centres.


Our Range of Services
        IT services include access to word processing and spreadsheet packages, the Internet, online
        databases and email. In addition we have scanners, data projectors and both colour and black
        and white printers.
        Our resources consist of collections of books, periodicals, audio-visual equipment, CD-Roms,
        videos, and facilities for individual and group study.
        We sell a wide range of student stationery and aids for presenting work in a professional way.
        Binders may be used free of charge.
        Photocopiers are provided for student use. Copy-cards may be purchased from the learning
        centres.
        Further details will be issued at your enrolment/induction.


Saving Your Work on the Computers
        The Learning Centres will provide you with an information sheet relating to best practice when
        using PC’s. It is strongly recommended that you:

               Always work from your personal storage area - accessible from My Documents.

               Save work to My Documents at the end of a session.

        In addition to saving your files to your Personal Storage area - back up your work TWICE using
        separate floppy discs to avoid lost or corrupted files. DO NOT solely rely on floppy disc to
        save your work.

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How To Solve Your Problems
        This section is designed to save time for both yourself and UWBS staff. Listed below are the
        initial points of contact for the different questions and problems, which you might encounter.
        Please train yourself to look things up here before you approach someone for help.

                        Question or Problem                                         Contact
         Advice for transfer to other schemes/ awards          Programme Advisor/Award Tutor
         Approval of transfer to other schemes/ awards         Award Tutor
         Permission for leave of absence                       Registry
         Timetable                                             Registry Administrator
         Regulations                                           Award Tutor/Programme Advisor
         Examination: timetables/rooms                         Registry Administrator
         Enrolment                                             Registry Administrator
         Module Registration and Amendment                     Award Tutor
         Careers/UCGS                                          Careers Adviser:
                                                               UoW Career Development Service
         Staff/Student Liaison Meeting                         Award Tutor/Award Team
         Aspects of your study programme                       Programme Advisor/Award Tutor
         Dissertation                                          Undergraduate Dissertation Co-ordinator or
                                                               Wolverhampton Online Learning Framework
                                                               (WOLF) www.wlv.ac.uk/wolf
         Personal Records, transcripts                         Programme Advisor/Registry Administrator
         Initial discussion of academic performance/           Programme Advisor/Award Tutor
         personal or domestic problems/ill health
         For contact with the Students Union and               Student Union or online
         University Advisory Services                          http://www.wolvesunion.org
         Assessment/content of specific modules                Module Leader
         Direct Entry into Level 2/3                           Admissions Co-ordinator
         Matters relating to appeals                           Award Tutor/Programme Advisor

        TO SUM UP:

                    Check the School Messaging System
                    Check the Notice Boards every day
                    Inform us immediately of any changes of address
                    Notify us of any problems likely to affect your performance
                    Do not hesitate to see us about any aspect of your studies

Complaints
        The University of Wolverhampton Business School constantly strives to provide excellent service
        and academic support to its students. However, we accept that occasionally problems may occur,
        and invite you to let us know if any difficulties arise.

        If you have a complaint or cause for concern relating to your studies, you should address this in
        the first instance with your Module Leader or Programme Advisor. If they are unable to resolve
        the issue, or you feel it is not appropriate to raise with them, then there are official complaint forms
        available from Campus Registry, Learning Centres, Reception or online at www.wlv.ac.uk Please
        complete all the details, including the title of your award (e.g. BA Business Administration) and
        provide a clear description of the issue. Send or email the Complaints Form to the Dean of
        School at Telford Campus, who will refer your complaint to the appropriate person to address it.
        All complaints are treated in the strictest confidence, and you may be assured that in no
        circumstances would making a complaint against a member of staff affect your grade.

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Glossary

What is a Module?
        All our courses are made up of units called modules, which contribute towards your final
        degree/diploma, known as an award. You need to register and pass a certain number of
        modules, which fall into three types:

            1. Core – you must study and pass all these compulsory modules to meet the requirements
               of your award

            2. Core option – you must choose a set number from this group of modules in order to
               meet your course requirements

            3. Elective – you make up the balance of your award with electives. This scheme allows
               you to include more modules from your subject(s), select modules from a different subject
               area or choose modules that are skills-based. In addition, the University Elective
               Programme (UEP) enables you to select blocks of modules in Languages, Information
               Technology or Business to provide a specific ‘flavour’ to your programme of study.


What is a Pathway?
        There are two main types of course in the University, the Specialist and Joint Honours courses.
        These courses are all made up of modules and the rules governing which modules you must
        study for your particular course are called Pathway Rules and consist of:

   Specialist Pathways
             i) A maximum of 90 credits of Core or Core Option modules in each year (level) of study

             ii) A minimum of 60 credits of Core or Core Option modules in each year (level) of study

             iii) 30 credits of elective modules in each year (level) of study

   Joint Pathways
        45 credits of Core or Core Option modules in each year (level) of study


What is a Route?
        A route is a set of pathways for which you are registered and which leads to your final award. For
        a Specialist Route, you will be registered for a single specialist pathway:

                e.g. BSc (Hons) Psychology or BA (Hons) English

        For a specialist route, the pathway rules require you to select the specified number of core option
        modules and then choose your elective modules to match your interests and possible career
        ambitions.

        For a Joint Route, you will be registered for two pathways, one from each of your chosen
        subjects

                eg. The award of BSc (Hons) Computing and Biology is made up of the Computing joint
                pathway and the Biology joint pathway

        For a joint route consisting of Subjects A and B, you will need to:
                    combine the two joint pathways involved
                    choose any necessary core option modules in either or both pathways
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                    choose your 30 credits of elective modules which can be;


                    1.   30 more credits of subject A
                    2.   30 more credits of subject B
                    3.   15 more credits of subject A and 15 credits of subject B
                    4.   15 or 30 credits of another subject
                    5.   University Elective Programme


What is a Programme of Study?
        A programme of study is a record of the modules you have registered for, after you have chosen
        your Core option and Elective modules. This choice should be made with the help and advice of
        an academic counsellor. You will receive a transcript on a regular basis showing your programme
        of study, consisting of your modules and graded results.




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Appendix 1 Directory of UWBS Staff
Please precede Ext numbers with 01902 32 when dialling from outside the university.

         Name                Surname           Subject Area               Ext              Email

Pervaiz            Ahmed                Strategy                   3921         P.Ahmed2@wlv.ac.uk
Shaukat            Ali                  Strategy                   3940         Shaukat@wlv.ac.uk
Rosemary           Allford              Marketing                  3669         R.Allford@wlv.ac.uk
Tony               Bate                 Information Management     3958         A.Bate@wlv.ac.uk
John               Bates                Strategy                   1729         J.Bates@wlv.ac.uk
Syd                Bloom                Economics                  3978         S.Bloom@wlv.ac.uk
Jenny              Brown                Marketing                  3632         J.Brown5@wlv.ac.uk
Paul               Buszard              Strategy                   3907         P.M.Buszard@wlv.ac.uk
Christine          Carter               Strategy                   3951         C.P.Carter@wlv.ac.uk
Bryony             Conway               Dean of School             3625         B.M.Conway@wlv.ac.uk
Bryony             Conway               Dean of School             3877         B.M.Conway@wlv.ac.uk
Chris              Cooper               Marketing                  3652         C.Cooper@wlv.ac.uk
John               Dale                 Human Resources            3651         J.Dale2@wlv.ac.uk
Rishma             Dattani              Economics                  3909         R.Dattani@wlv.ac.uk
Martin             Davies               Human Resources            3655         Martin.Davies@wlv.ac.uk
Philip             Dawes                Marketing                  3700         P.Dawes@wlv.ac.uk
Jeremy             Eatough              Online BABA                1783         J.Eatough@wlv.ac.uk
Rob                Edwards              Marketing                  1764         R.M.Edwards@wlv.ac.uk
Angela             Evans                Strategy                   3936         A.M. Evans@wlv.ac.uk
Stuart             Farquhar             Accounting & Finance       3920         S.S.Farquhar@wlv.ac.uk
Janet              Firth                Human Resources            3663         J.Firth@wlv.ac.uk
Virginia           Fisher               Human Resources            3741         V.Fisher@wlv.ac.uk
Gill               Gollins              Information Management     3962         G.Gollins@wlv.ac.uk
Christina          Goulding             Marketing                  3692         C.Goulding@wlv.ac.uk
Steve              Grady                Marketing                  3844         S.W.Grady@wlv.ac.uk
Clive              Grainger             Acc & Finance              3934         C.Grainger@wlv.ac.uk
Anthea             Gregory              Associate Dean PG          3616         A.Gregory@wlv.ac.uk
Andy               Groves               Accounting & Finance       3775         A.Groves@wlv.ac.uk
Bob                Hamlin               Human Resources            3695         R.G.Hamlin@wlv.ac.uk
Rob                Harris               Marketing                  3660         R.J.Harris@wlv.ac.uk
Richard            Hawkesworth          Marketing                  1776         R.I.Hawkesworth@wlv.ac.uk
Chris              Hockings             Human Resources            3902         C.Hockings@wlv.ac.uk
Martin             Holmes               Economics                  3919         M.Holmes@wlv.ac.uk
Sandra             Jennings             Industrial Placement       3887         S.Jennings@wlv.ac.uk
Roger              Jones                Strategy                   3948         C.R.Jones@wlv.ac.uk
Sue                Kinsey               Human Resources            3757         S.Kinsey@wlv.ac.uk


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Elaine             Kirkham               Human Resources           3711   E.Kirkham@wlv.ac.uk
David              Law                   Economics                 3863   D.A.Law@wlv.ac.uk
Robin              Lowbridge             Accounting & Finance      3664   R.Lowbridge@wlv.ac.uk
Gillian            Lyons                 Marketing                 3639   G.Lyons@wlv.ac.uk
Silke              Machold               Strategy                  3970   S.Machold@wlv.ac.uk
Mohammad           Mahdi                 Marketing                 3917   M.S.Mahdi@wlv.ac.uk
John               Marsh                 Strategy                  1779   J.Marsh@wlv.ac.uk
Kim                Mather                Human Resources           3750   K.Mather@wlv.ac.uk
Ian                McKeown               Strategy                  3949   I.McKeown@wlv.ac.uk
Ian                McPhee                Strategy                  3989   I.McPhee@wlv.ac.uk
Paul               Mills                 Strategy                  3639   P.Mills@wlv.ac.uk
Kate               Moseley               Human Resources           3705   K.Moseley@wlv.ac.uk
William            Mott                  Marketing                 3653   W.J.Mott@wlv.ac.uk
David              Oxtoby                Strategy                  3893   D.Oxtoby@wlv.ac.uk
Zahid              Parvez                Information Management    3756   Z.Parvez@wlv.ac.uk
Bob                Perry                 Strategy                  3910   R.Perry@wlv.ac.uk
Geoff              Petch                 Information Management    3967   G.A.Petch@wlv.ac.uk
Jelena             Petrovic              Human Resources           3794   J.Petrovic@wlv.ac.uk
Roger              Pinkney               Accounting & Finance      3637   R.J.Pinkney@wlv.ac.uk
Mark               Price                 Accounting & Finance      3661   M.Price@wlv.ac.uk
Lynette            Priddey               Human Resources           3712   L.P.Priddey@wlv.ac.uk
Cinzia             Priola                Human Resources           3690   C.Priola@wlv.ac.uk
Howard             Proffitt              Strategy                  3846   H.E.Proffitt@wlv.ac.uk
Susan              Rennie                Marketing                 3617   S.Rennie@wlv.ac.uk
Steve              Rogers                Human Resources           3782   S.Rogers@wlv.ac.uk
William            Scarff                Human Resources           3684   W.J.Scarff@wlv.ac.uk
Helen              Shipton               Human Resources           3918   H.Shipton@wlv.ac.uk
Gurmak             Singh                 Information Management    3965   G.Singh@wlv.ac.uk
Dave               Songhurst             Human Resources           3638   D.Songhurst@wlv.ac.uk
Bob                Stone                 Strategy                  3610   R.F.Stone@wlv.ac.uk
Richard            Underwood             Human Resources           3662   R.Underwood@wlv.ac.uk
Chris              Vallely               Economics                 3939   C.J.Vallely@wlv.ac.uk
Duncan             Walker                Accounting & Finance      3615   Dwalker@wlv.ac.uk
Graham             Walker                Strategy                  3633   G.F.W.Walker@wlv.ac.uk
Terry              West                  Human Resources           3738   T.West@wlv.ac.uk
Julie              Williams              Accounting & Finance      3665   J.Williams@wlv.ac.uk
Dominic            Wilson                Associate Dean UG         3956   D.Wilson3@wlv.ac.uk
John               Woollam               Accounting & Finance      3971   J.L.Woollam@wlv.ac.uk
Les                Worrall               Associate Dean MRC        3830   L.Worrall@wlv.ac.uk
Alex               Wright                Strategy                  1728   A.Wright2@wlv.ac.uk

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Departmental Assistants

Lubna              Choudhury            Human Resources                  3680 L.Choudhury@wlv.ac.uk

Donna              Garbett              Econ & Info Mgmt                 3827 D.Garbett@wlv.ac.uk

Louise             Harman               Human Resources                  3630 L.P.Harman@wlv.ac.uk

Sue                Mahon                Human Resources                  3630 S.J.Mahon@wlv.ac.uk

Amanda             Platt                Marketing                        3718 A.Platt@wlv.ac.uk

Chris              Smith                Accounting & Finance             3981 C.E.Smith@wlv.ac.uk
Elaine             Preece               Strategy                         3991 E.Preece@wlv.ac.uk


Compton Reception Tel: 01902 323604 Ext 3604
Telford Reception Tel: 01902 323900 Ext 3900




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Appendix 2 UWBS Academic Departments - June 2003

          Strategy                     Accounting & Finance                                                Human Resources
                                                                                     Marketing
       HoD: John Marsh                                                                                    HoD - Dr Bob Hamlin
    Academic Development:                 HoD: Mark Price                                                Academic Development -
                                                                                 HoD: Jenny Brown
          Bob Perry                                                                                         David Songhurst




        Prof P Ahmed (TF)                                                       R Allford (CP)
                                           S Farquhar (CP)                                                  J Dale (CP)
        Dr S Ali (TF)                                                           C Cooper (CP)
                                           C Grainger (TF)                                                  M Davies (CP)
        J Bates (TF)                                                            Prof P Dawes (CP)
                                           A Groves (CP)                                                    V Fisher (CP)
        T Bate (TF)                                                             Dr R Edwards (TF)
                                           R Lowbridge (CP)                                                 J Firth (CP)
        S Bloom (TF)                                                            Prof C Goulding (CP)
                                           R Pinkney (CP)                                                   Dr C Hocking (TF)
        P Buszard (TF)                                                          S Grady (CP)
                                           Dr D Walker (CP)                                                 S Kinsey (CP)
        C Carter (TF)                                                           R Harris (CP)
                                           J Woollam (TF)                                                   E Kirkham (CP)
        R Dattani (TF)                                                          R Hawkesworth (TF)
                                           J Williams (CP)                                                  K Mather (CP)
        A Evans (TF)                                                            G Lyons (CP)                K Moseley (CP)
        G Gollins (TF)                                                          Dr M Mahdi (TF)             J Petrovic (CP)
        M Holmes (TF)                                                           W Mott (CP)                 L Priddey (CP)
        S Jennings (TF)                                                         S Rennie(CP)                Dr C Priola (CP)
        R Jones (TF)
                                                                                                            S Rogers (CP)
        D Law (TF)
                                                                                                            W Scarff (CP)
        Dr S Machold (TF)
                                                                                                            H Shipton (TF)
        I McKeown (TF)
                                                                                                            R Underwood (CP)
        I McPhee (TF)
                                                                                                            T West (CP)
        Dr P Mills (TF)
        D Oxtoby (TF)
        Z Parvez (CP)
        G Petch (TF)
        H Proffitt (TF)
        G Singh (TF)
        B Stone (CP)
        C Vallely (TF)
        G Walker (TF)
        A Wright (TF)




     Departmental Assistants           Departmental Assistants                 Departmental Assistants     Departmental Assistants
                                                                                                           Lubna Choudhury (CP)
       Donna Garbett (TF)                 Chris Smith (CP)                        Amanda Platt (CP)        Louise Harman (CP 0.5)
       Elaine Preece (TF)                                                                                    Sue Mahon (CP 0.5)




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Appendix 3 Continuum of Minimum Expectations of Academic Writing
              Level One                                                    Level Two
                                                                                                                         Level Three
Structure     Correct basic structure for assignment:                      Correct structure – some logic in the         Logical clear structure
and           Report – appropriate layout                                  structure.                                    Logical links between one point and
coherence     Essay – recognisable essay style (introduction, main         Mostly easy to follow, points lead from one   another, showing clarity of thought
              body, conclusion)                                            another                                       Relevant ideas and material link
              Work can be followed                                         Most ideas and materials relevant             together well into a coherent
                                                                                                                         argument
Grammar       Work is understandable, may be some spelling and             All sentences make sense and are mainly       Generally no grammar or spelling
and style     grammar mistakes                                             grammatically correct                         errors
              Paragraphs used correctly                                    Generally no spelling mistakes                Each sentence makes one point only
                                                                           Language used which is appropriate to the     Paragraphs only contain one main
                                                                           task                                          theme
                                                                                                                         Correct use of singular and plural
                                                                                                                         Consistent use of tenses
                                                                                                                         Appropriate language for the task.
Argument      Use a minimum of 3 different academic sources, using         Demonstrate appropriate selection of          Work sets out argument in clear
and           appropriate referencing system (Harvard)                     references and quotations to support          logical manner with supporting
evidence                                                                   arguments made, all appropriately             evidence.
                                                                           referenced (Harvard).                         Work shows wide range of academic
                                                                           Bibliography demonstrates wider reading       sources, appropriately referenced
                                                                                                                         (Harvard)

        Policy for Non-compliance With Minimum Standards
        At all levels Tutors will use the above criteria in comments to students. Where any adjustment in marks may impact on Pass/Fail, the work will be second
        marked. You are strongly advised to use a spellchecker.
        Level One: Marks will not normally be adjusted. Your work will be commented upon where it fails to meet expectations, and advice given to consul the
        School’s Learning Skills Co-ordinator.
        Level Two: Marks may be adjusted where the clarity of work is affected and the reader has difficulty making sense of it. Students must consult the
        School’s Learning Skills Co-ordinator.
        Level Three: Students work will be commented upon and marks adjusted. In very serious cases work will be failed. June 2003.
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