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School of Arts

Our School of Arts provides an invigorating educational experience, offering an exciting range of arts and humanities courses that are built on our internationally renowned research. We are housed in the Gordon Square terrace where Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell lived and worked.

Survey feedback

You said: You wanted greater clarity over assessment and marking criteria

  • We have developed bespoke Assessment tiles on each Moodle shell, in which we've set out crucial information about each assessment, what students are expected to do, how they are marked, the criteria by which they will be assessed, and the time it should take to return them. 
  • This is part of our wholesale reorganisation of Moodle, which has made it a more flexible and consistent tool to support your learning.

You said: You wanted more pre-recorded lectures and other video and audio material

  • We have massively expanded the volume of recorded material available to students. This material can be accessed at a time that suits your schedule, and is designed to support both your learning and revision.

You said: you wanted easier access to core texts in the library

  • We have invested significantly in e-book and database packages to ensure that students have access to multiple copies of core texts.
  • We have also redesigned module reading lists and syllabi to ensure that key texts are available digitally, and are linked (wherever possible) through Moodle, for ease of access.

You said: You wanted a service to advise on writing skills before you submit an essay

  • We have opened the Studiosity service to all students in the School of Arts, providing feedback on assignments before you submit them, provided within 24 hours by a specialist in academic writing - focusing on key elements such as structure, language, grammar and punctuation.