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Whole Programme Approaches to Curriculum and Assessment Design

Fri23 Feb10.00 am

This is a joint event between the Faculty of Science & Engineering and Academic Development. 

Engineering Building 3.24, Mile End Campus   10.00-4.00

10.00 – 10.30 Introduction to the QMUL Science and Engineering education context, challenges and opportunities

10.30 – 11.45 Case Study 1 – Integrated Programme Assessment at Brunel University (Amanda Harvey).  How, why, and with what success this approach was developed in the Biosciences at Brunel University. How synoptic assessment works and examples of authentic and sustainable tasks.

Early Lunch

12.30 – 1.30 Case Study 2  – Integrated Research-led Assessment at Exeter (Nicky King). How core research-led modules run together through each year of the programme, how assessment links in with the research aims and outputs of academics, and how a workplace-related group project is assessed.

1.30-2.00 – Questions and discussion, thinking about graduateness in your subject


2.20 – 3.30  Working in Schools/programme groups: how could we make what we’ve heard work for us.

3.30- 4.30 Sharing challenges, opportunities and plans across the Faculty

Amanda Harvey from Brunel’s award winning IPA team will be present all day to answer questions and join discussions.

Please email Sally Mitchell if you’d like to be part of this day: