Portfolio Review Project
Students have told us that when they make choices regarding their degree modules, they want more certainty that the modules on offer will run - and at a time that doesn’t clash with others in their timetable. The changes we are making are designed to improve the choice of modules – and ensure that we cover the topics we know students are interested in – and reduce the likelihood of timetable clashes.
The exact details of which modules will be offered on each course are still awaiting University confirmation, but your School will be able to let you know what developments and plans they are making for programmes in 2024/25.
There are a number of key differences once the review is complete and we start the first term of 2024/25:
The switch to the new style academic year: two teaching and assessment semesters rather than three 10-week terms, as at present. This change means that we will assess you closer to the point at which you were taught, modules taught in Semester 1 will be assessed after the Christmas break and modules taught in Semester 2 or across the whole year will be assessed in the summer.
The changes to modules will mean that: you can choose to study more of what is important to you; your timetable is available sooner and reduces the likelihood of clashes; and you are provided with clarity around what is expected of you in each module.
Your learning experience may be enhanced through digital learning, as students have told us they appreciate the benefits this brings in many situations.
We plan to introduce the new semester system and course changes in September 2024.
Current students: There is no need for you to do anything – however you can keep an eye out for updates from your school and check your University email regularly so that you don’t miss any important information. If you have any questions at any point, don’t hesitate to ask your academic tutor or contact your support centre.
Applicants/prospective students: We will ensure that our course webpages are updated with relevant information when it becomes available. We expect this to happen at regular intervals during 2023, so please do check the relevant course information.
We are working hard to ensure a smooth transition in 2024/25. You will be supported by your school throughout, and they will be available to answer any questions you may have – both in the lead-up to the changes and when they take place.
Students will start on the programme specification that will apply until the end of academic year 2023/24. The new academic year 2024/25 programme specification will then apply for the remainder of their course.