Step 1 - Choose a Seminar Group
There are three seminar groups, each one responding to the symposium theme from a different perspective. The case study you present at the symposium will be responding to the idea of 'Growth' from the perspective of whichever seminar strand you choose. Each seminar theme is deliberately broad to enable a very wide range of responses.
Step 2 - Choose Your Case Study Team and Start Thinking About Potential Topics
From within your seminar group choose one to three other students with whom you will collaborate to research, compile and present a case study, on a topic of your choice, at the symposium.
The seminar in week one is used to get you all into your case study groups. You should think carefully about who you will work effectively with during this process and find out who might wish to tackle similar topics rather than simply working with your friends.
Step 3 - Choose a Production Role
In line with Student as Producer principles we want the symposium to be shaped, led and driven by you. Although we will guide you and support you in this process (and provide some structure to avoid total chaos), we are handing over responsibility for this event to you. We believe this will prove to be an invaluable source of personal and professional development and provide you with an opportunity to acquire the kind of skills that will set you apart from other graduates, enhance your cv and increase your employability prospects.
Student As Producer
This module integrates student as producer principles with the focus clearly on moving beyond a purely instructional paradigm to one where students have a clear say in the direction their learning activities take. Weekly lectures will provide the key components you need to complete the assessed aspects of the module. Seminars will have a basic task-based weekly structure to help guide you in shaping your case study but will also work in a responsive manner, responding organically to what you need to get your work done to a high standard. Beyond the date and the fact you have to present a case study every other aspect of the symposium design will be decided by you. This is your symposium and we want you to take the lead in designing it, promoting it and making it a success and to have the opportunity to discuss ideas that matter to you.
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