At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.
The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here. #expand#
Modules on this programme are delivered through a combination of workshops, seminars and individual tutorials. There are 4 key strands: creative writing, screen writing, magazine journalism, and interactive digital writing.
On this programme you will undertake a professional work placement strand that is structured to help develop a range of professional writing skills – the 3-year groups work to produce work for external organisations. The final year students negotiate and contract for the work and thus learn about the wider market for professional writing. The second year students convert the brief into team projects and appraise and edit the submitted work, and the first year students produce the copy. This structure enables students to practice key skills while also gaining an insight into the nature of work at the higher levels.
At Level 6 you will complete an extended Professional Portfolio in a creative or professional form of their choice (e.g. story, play, magazine articles, blogs.), developed with support from published journalists, writers, and script writers.
Throughout the programme you will be offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors, to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to their graduate prospects, and to publish and read their creative work.
We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed. There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.
In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.
You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class.
Assessments tailored to this programme include short individual presentations, online quizzes, and creative writing projects. The main form of assessment though is through developing practical and professional skills in a realistic working scenarios.
On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.