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Academic and Support Deadlines

MSc schedule:
  • Monday 26th October 2020: Call for MSc project descriptions
  • Monday 9th November 2020: Deadline for MSc project descriptions
  • Thursday 12th November 2020: MSc Project Lecture, 3-4pm, Blackboard Collaborate
  • Thursday 12th November 2020: MSc project descriptions available to students via the COM Project Portal
  • Monday 7th December 2020: Deadline for students to rank projects
  • Friday 11th December 2020: Deadline for academics to rank students
  • Monday 21st December 2020: Target for allocation of PGT projects to be complete
UG schedule (for students choosing a project)  :
  • Monday 1st March 2021: Call for UG project descriptions
  • Monday 12th April 2021: Deadline for UG project descriptions
  • Monday 19th April 2021 (time TBC): UG Project Lecture
  • Monday 19th April 2021: UG project descriptions available to students on COM Projects Portal
  • Monday 17th May 2021: Deadline for students to rank projects
  • Friday 21st May 2021: Deadline for academics to rank students
  • Monday 31st May 2021: Target for allocation of UG projects to be complete

UG schedule (for students submitting a project) see link below:                   

Allocating Projects

Marking Projects

Supervisor and second markers should mark projects separately. If their individual marks differ by more than 10% or if they cross a degree boundary, they should consult together about the final mark. They should then fill in a brief account of their consultation and the reasons they decided on the final mark in the combined form.

  • The Guidelines for Interim and Final reports
  • The undergraduate initial report is not formally marked but the purpose of these submissions is to ensure that the students are engaged with the project, have thought about the topic, and have a plan for the work they will do in the first semester. The document should be a basis for some preliminary feedback and discussion about the project direction. Although they are not to be marked formally, if the student's submission is unsatisfactory then they can be asked to resubmit.
  • Project presentation: Only the second marker needs to attend the project presentation.  If you are unable to attend the project presentation, please arrange for someone else to attend in your place, and to report back to you, or arrange for a separate viva/individual project presentation.

Supervision

Extensions

  • Students needing an extension to their project should contact their supervisor in the first instance. How their circumstances are affecting work should be discussed, and students signposted to any relevant support.
  • Student and supervisor should propose an extended deadline based on the circumstances. Student should then submit this via the ECF process for approval (links below). The proposal will be taken into account in the Scrutiny Panel's decision, alongside other factors.
  • Student, supervisor and second marker will be contacted about the outcome of the request as soon as possible.

Help and support

More information can be found in the projects pages of the student handbooks:

UG Student Handbook - Projects

MSc Student Handbook - Projects