CDG Wales Managing Your Career HE opportunities at Aberystwyth Presentation


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CDG Wales Managing Your Career HE opportunities at Aberystwyth Presentation

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