Posted on 09/04/2013
The Department of Economics is making some changes to the undergraduate Economics programme from the new academic year. The key change will be a greater diversity of assessment.
Currently, undergraduate programmes have a high weighting on final exams. The weight of final exams will reduce, and every undergraduate programme will have at least 25% continuous assessment throughout each year. These will take the form of online quizzes, in-class tests, group work and presentations, and weekly coursework assignments. Greater diversity in assessment will enable students to develop the full range of soft skills, highly important in today's competitive jobs market.
Through regular meetings of the Staff Student Liaison Committee and departmental focus groups, as well as drawing on feedback given through the NSS and student questionnaires, we will be implementing the following:
- Greater choice of optional modules in the first and second years
- A mentoring scheme led by second and third year students for new undergraduates
- Additional workshops for all core undergraduate modules
If you have any questions or feedback, get in touch with us via email or through student representatives.