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Breaking Boundaries of Knowledge


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 3
  • Convenor: Professor Joanne Leal
  • Assessment: a 1500-word essay (50%), and a group poster and presentation (25%) and critical reflection (25%)

Module description

For this Foundation Year module you will work in groups to develop knowledge and skills in your area of study and complete:

  • an essay in term one
  • a group poster and presentation in term two.

Workshops take you through each step, from choosing your topic to polishing the final piece of work. You will be able to:

  • learn and practise key skills
  • work on your own or your group’s assignment
  • share knowledge and experience with your fellow students
  • receive support, guidance and feedback on each stage of your work as it progresses
  • learn how to use the feedback to improve your work.

You and your fellow students will then have the chance to put on a conference to showcase what you have achieved.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will:

  • be able to reflect on knowledge acquired on a topic broadly relevant to your area of study
  • have developed independent learning skills and effective group-working skills
  • have developed the skills to complete essays and posters/presentations
  • understand how to use assignment feedback to improve your work
  • have worked within learning communities, accessing support for your own learning and supporting others.