APPENDIX 1: DATES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18
Intake date for Year 2017
- 21 Feb 2017
- 20 Jun 2017
- 17 Oct 2017
Intake date for Year 2018
- 27 Feb 2018
- 03 Jul 2018, Tentative
- 30 Oct 2018, Tentative A P P E N D I X 2 : R O O M I N G A T A V E N T I S S C H O O L O F M A N A G E M E N T
Most of your classes will be conducted at Aventis School Campus Level 4. Please refer to the Plasma TV in the School’s reception area for the location of your classroom.
A P P E N D I X 3 : T H E R O L E O F T H E E X T E R N A L E X A M I N E R
In the UK's system of higher education, universities are responsible for the quality of the education they provide and for the academic standards of the awards that they offer. External examining provides one of the principal means of maintaining UK threshold standards and therefore the role of the external examiner is an essential part of the University's quality assurance processes. Kingston University appoints external examiners from other Universities, industry and/or the profession. Those appointed are suitably qualified and experienced in the subject, or specialism within the subject, to which the appointment relates. They are external to, and therefore independent of, the University.
Based on their qualifications and experience, they are able to provide carefully considered advice on the academic standards of the awards, programmes and/or modules to which they have been assigned, and can offer advice on good practice and opportunities to enhance the quality of those programmes/modules. They are also able to offer an informed view of how standards compare with the same or similar awards at other higher education institutions (primarily in the UK, and sometimes overseas as well) of which they have experience.
It is important to note that whilst external examiners are full members of the assessment board(s) to which they are appointed, the decisions of the assessment board are the collective, consensus views of both the internal and external members of the board.
Another important feature of external examining, in the UK, is the provision of annual written reports to the institution by each external examiner based on what he/she has observed of the institution's assessment processes and the sample of student work that they have seen. These reports provide invaluable independent feedback to the University at module and/or programme level.
In this respect, Kingston University recognises the importance of the role of students in contributing to the management of standards and quality. External examiners' reports are therefore made available to student representatives, as part of the annual monitoring process. If you are not a student representative and would like to request a copy of the External Examiners' reports relating to your programme, then please email externalexaminerPkingston.ac.uk stating your KU ID number, the full title of your programme and your current year/level.
A list of external examiners, by subject area, is available on the My Kingston site. Please note that contacting external examiners regarding any aspect of your course of study is prohibited. The University has appropriate internal mechanisms in place if you wish to raise a concern using the complaints or appeals procedures, as appropriate (links below):
http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonuniversitv/howtheuniversityworks/policiesandregulations/documents/stud ent complaints_procedure_1415.pdf
A P P E N D I X 4 : E - M A I L P O L I C Y
Please make sure you read and apply the following when using email.
- Emails should be written using correct English with appropriate spelling, punctuation and grammar. Do not use mobile text language. If you do not use appropriate language when writing to staff, you are likely to find your email returned with a request for it to be re-written. Please also remember that when we come to write references for you, your emails could be used as an example of how well you can communicate.
- You should make clear who you are, e.g. full name, ID number, degree course and level of study and what your email relates to, e.g. module name and code.
- Do not email staff asking for information which has already been supplied to you, for example in module handbooks or on StudySpace. A lot of time and effort is put into making information available to you. If you cannot take the time to look this information up for yourself, you should not expect others to do so on your behalf. These types of emails are likely to go unanswered.
- Make sure you send your email to the appropriate member of staff who will be able to deal with your request/enquiry. Do not send an email to multiple members of staff.
- You should not rely on a statement made in an email about important matters (e.g. concerning the regulations or your progression) unless the email is very clearly intended as a considered and formal response from a member of staff who is very clearly in a position to make authoritative pronouncements about the matter. You should generally seek answers to such questions from the formal documentation published by the University. You should certainly not assume that a failure to contradict a statement which you have made in an email means that your statement was correct.
- Do not send an email in lieu of using the appropriate procedure, e.g. requesting an extension.
- Academics and administrators will do their best to reply within a reasonable amount of time, but do not expect an immediate response to your emails, especially at weekends.
- You should delete your old emails on a regular basis so that your email box does not become full. If you have a full email box, you will not be able to receive emails and you may miss important information.
A P P E N D I X 5 : S a m p l e o f C o u r s e S y l l a b u s
MODULE CODE: BS6100 LEVEL: 6 CREDITS: 30
TITLE: Strategic Management PRE-REQUISITES: None
MODULE SUMMARY (INDICATIVE)
This module considers how organisations can grow and compete successfully. You will develop an understanding of the environment and industry in which organisations operate and an appreciation of how organisations use internal resources and competences for competitive advantage. The module examines the role of stakeholders and culture in an organisation, and the options an organisation has for its growth and development. The individual capstone project is an opportunity for students to consolidate their learning and experience from across their programmes.