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Presented by Hugh Preston, Senior Admissions Tutor, Department of Information Studies.

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  • 1. Higher education opportunities at Aberystwyth University Hugh Preston Senior Admissions Tutor Adran Astudiaethau Gwybodaeth Department of Information Studies
  • 2. Open learning mode What is it?
    • Distance study at a self-selected pace
    • Guidance from Personal Tutor and Module Coordinators
    • Virtual Learning Environment
    • Web assisted technologies
    • Variety of course delivery formats
  • 3. What is good about Open learning?
    • Home – Employment – Study Juggling the Factors of Life
    • Involvement with the University experience
    • Distance but not isolation
    • Membership of a student body (cohort and course)
  • 4. How does Open learning work?
    • Residential Study Schools – 3x 6 days
    • Introduction to Open learning and University facilities
    • Study skills – writing reports/essays/citation/use of e-resources
    • Module introduction – content and delivery
    • Tutorials
    • Social activities
    • Guest speakers
    • The SPIRIT of Study School back at home
  • 5. Does Open learning work?
    • Aside from very positive student evaluation feedback, some indicators are:
    • <5% drop-out rate
    • Promotion in the workplace during study as well as after qualification
    • Significantly greater employability in management level posts
  • 6. What courses are available for Open learning?
    • BSc Econ Information & Library Studies
    • Diploma/MSc Econ:
      • Information & Library Studies
      • Records & Information Management (new)
      • Archive Administration
      • Management of Library & Information Services
      • Information Management (Research Preparation)
  • 7. How long does the course take?
    • BSc Econ = 3 years minimum, 8 years maximum. Flexibility of Registration period is key to juggling work/home/study
    • MSc Econ = 2 years minimum, 5 years maximum
  • 8. What sort of assessment is there?
    • BSc Econ is predominantly coursework assessed but some of the core modules include an examination which is taken at a Study School
    • Diploma/MSc Econ courses are entirely coursework assessed
  • 9. What are the eligibility criteria?
      • Currently in a relevant work environment (library/information service or other ‘information-rich’ administration or similar employment
      • Appropriate referee comments
    • BSc Econ – 4 years (minimum) previous relevant employment or, where appropriate, Foundation degree or NVQ equivalent (120 credits APEL)
    • MSc Econ – first degree and 6 months (minimum) previous relevant work (slightly different criteria for individual courses)
  • 10. Full-time study - undergraduate
      • Information and Library Studies Single Honours (BSc Econ)
      • Information and Library Studies Joint Honours (BA, BSc or BSc Econ)
      • Information Management Single Honours (BSc Econ)
      • Information Management Major/Minor (BSc Econ)
      • Business Information Management (BSc Econ)
      • Historical and Archival Studies Single Honours (BA)
      • Cultural Heritage Studies (BSc Econ/BA – awaiting approval)
  • 11. Full-time study - postgraduate
    • Postgraduate
      • MSc Econ Information and Library Studies
      • MSc Econ Records & Information Management (new)
      • MSc Econ Archive Administration
      • MSc Econ Information Governance & Assurance (new)
      • MSc Econ Information Systems
      • MPhil/PhD
  • 12. Contact details
    • Enquiries
    Department of Information Studies/Adran Astudiaethau Gwybodaeth: http://www.dis.aber.ac.uk/en/home.asp Hugh Preston, Senior Admissions Tutor: [email_address] , 01970 622194