JJ13401N-MPU3401- Co-Curriculum

Module Provider: International Study and Language Institute
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2022/3

Module Convenor: Ms Nur Amira Zureena Zulkurnain
Email: n.a.z.zulkurnain@reading.edu.my

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is delivered at University of Reading Malaysia only.

This module will provide opportunities for the students to plan and execute a co-curricular activity which will benefit the local community or environment.


  • To nurture students’ leadership skills, communication skills, problem solving skills and confidence, through group collaboration.

  • To develop awareness of social or environmental issues in the local community.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module, the students will be able to:

  • Plan and describe a co-curricular project as part of a group.

  • Meet regularly with group members in order to implement project.

  • Explain progress and outcome of project orally and/or in written reports or meeting minutes.

  • Reflect on success of the project through presentation and/or video.

Additional outcomes:

  • Effectively carry out problem-solving, leadership and teamwork.

  • Confidence in IT skills.

  • Appreciation of the need for helping social or environmental issues through community help.

Outline content:

  • Leadership and teamwork in community service projects

  • Planning and Proposal Writing

  • Community service practice

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

An initial session will contextualise the intention to allow students to decide what project to carry out and how to implement it. For the next few weeks, tutorial groups will work with lecturers to develop their plan. For a number of weeks the student groups carry out the project (usually off campus). For the final session a plenary group will come together to listen to presentations and discuss successes.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 12
Tutorials 6
Project Supervision 10
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 72
    Peer assisted learning 9
    Preparation for presentations 7
    Group study tasks 7
Total hours by term 123 0 0
Total hours for module 123

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 20
Project output other than dissertation 40
Oral assessment and presentation 40

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

The project is in the form of:

  • A community service project proposal (week 4)

  • Evidence of engagement of the whole group in implementing the project, mainly through meeting minutes (collected between weeks 4 and 10)

  • A presentation on project implementation which includes a video (week 11)

Formative assessment methods:

Individual feedback will be given on written assignments, including plans and drafts, and formal spoken presentations.

Penalties for late submission:

The Support Centres will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: https://www.reading.ac.uk/cqsd/-/media/project/functions/cqsd/documents/cqsd-old-site-documents/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

A minimum mark of 40%. Percentage scores will be recorded for transcript purposes.

Reassessment arrangements:

None. This module is outside the scope of regular undergraduate assessment arrangements.

If a student fails an MPU module, they will be required to repeat it.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

1) Required text books: None

2) Specialist equipment or materials: None

3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear: None

4) Printing and binding: None

5) Computers and devices with a particular specification: None

6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence: None

Last updated: 22 September 2022


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