You will be taught through a combination of guided learning activities which you can complete at your own pace, live discussions with tutors and peers, academic skills training sessions and tutorial support. You will be signposted towards activities to help you learn in an online environment.
Our guided learning activities will introduce you to key topics in Psychology through interactive activities (including mini lectures, quizzes, podcasts, reading, online ‘asynchronous’ discussions, etc) using our virtual learning environment.
Scheduled, live sessions offer the opportunity to interact in real-time with your peers and tutors to discuss self-directed learning, develop academic skills and collaborate on assessment work. Live discussion sessions will be simultaneously recorded and accessed online by students at a distance, through our virtual learning environment, and typically include opportunities for recapping and clarifying guided learning activities, question and answer sessions, and small group discussion activities to extend your learning. Skills based training sessions include live tutor-led demonstrations with opportunities for questions (e.g., how to use bibliographic referencing software, using academic databases to perform a literature search, using data analysis tools etc).
The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.
You will have regular contact with your Personal Academic Tutor, through our Professional Skills Development module, and through 1:1 tutorial support, to ensure our personalised approach helps to meet your learning needs.