- Dr Helen West (Associate Professor in Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham - University of Nottingham)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Workshop||1 x 3 Hour Workshop|
|Lecture||8 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|Lecture||3 x 3 Hour Lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Individual Environmental auditing report (up to 2500 words)||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Group case study report (up to 5000 words)||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Job application and 20 minute interview||10%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students must take elements of assessment that are equivalent to those that led to failure of the module||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Communicate effectively in oral, written and/or visual format.
2. Assimilate and synthesise information from published research and databases.
3. Evaluate research data in a wider context.
4. Conduct research searches using library, IT and database sources.
5. Undertake a basic environmental auditing procedure.
6. Make an effective application for an appropriate career opportunity.
This module will also address issues such as project management (work scheduling, setting objectives and deadlines, budgeting and record keeping)
To improve student employability by providing training in key topics valued in the environment sector and by developing their presentational skills.
This module consists of three elements. Firstly, a series of seminars will be given covering environmental auditing procedures as applied to several real world scenarios. Secondly, group case study exercises will be undertaken where students will address specific environmental management problems. Introductory sessions will outline the purpose and delivery of this element of the module, emphasising good group working practices (e.g. allocation of specified roles, minuting of case study meetings). The students will then engage with individual members of staff acting as the client for each case study. Students will be guided in the delivery of group presentations and reports. In the final element of the module, aimed at improving employability, individual students will engage in an application and interview process for specified positions within the environmental management sector.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||In evaluating datasets from case studies.|
|Communication||Case study presentations and report writing.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||In developing interpretation and reporting skills.|
|Information Technology||In production of the assignment report.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Interactions with stakeholders.|
|Problem solving||In addressing case study assignment briefs and reporting on these.|
|Research skills||In developing the research context for the case studies. negotiation exercise and the assignment.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Environmental auditing procedures.|
|Team work||Case studies involve group work and this element is assessed in presentations and reports.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7