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#
Most of the modules on this course are delivered through a combination of lectures, practical classes and small group tutorials/seminars. At Level 6, learning becomes more independent and students can choose from a range of professionally focused, applied modules for which a variety of assessments explore 'real world' issues.
On this course students undertake two Personal Development and Placement modules towards the end of Level 4 and Level 5. These are employment based and are sandwiched between periods of preparation and reflection. Students also have the option of pursuing a work placement at Level 6.
All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors and our alumni throughout their degree. Students will also have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to your graduate prospects.
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. These include lecture slides, web links, forums, e-books and access to over 1,600 electronic psychology journal titles.
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.
The course includes a variety of assessment methods designed to explore your knowledge and develop your understanding, but also to help you to develop your employability skills. These may include diagnostic essays, practical reports, portfolios, poster presentations, work reflections, placement reports, group work, evidence based briefs, leading a seminar, information leaflets, group reports and case studies, as well as traditional essays and exams.
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.
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.