We assess our students in a number of ways, depending on the module you are currently taking. Here’s a brief overview of the different types of assessment you might encounter:
Assignment: a structured essay that focuses on a topic or task set by your tutor.
Dissertation/thesis: an original research project on a topic of interest, aligned to a relevant area within the subject or course.
Discussion activity: a discussion between students on a topic or issue (set by the module tutor), which takes place over a 2-week period within the online learning platform’s forum.
Journal report: an assessed record of a student’s individual progress, and a reflection on their learning and its application.
Oral presentation: a brief spoken presentation delivered online within a time limit, focusing on a set topic, usually supported by notes and slides.
Project: an independent topic, based on a task set by the module tutor.