- The person who delivered the module (as first marker)
- Another member of the Business Institute (as second marker)
- The external examiner for the programme (to ensure that the mark is consistent with marking standards used on similar modules in other institutions).
The assignment you submit for each module is likely to be read by up to three people:
There is no one 'right' answer to this; it will vary from one person to another.
Also, the same person who is already familiar with a subject area may need less time to master the key points in one module but need to take twice as long to reach the same level of proficiency in another area.
One important point relates to the quality of the time spent studying; much will be easier if you are fresh and receptive. If you are tired you will find reading and thinking a lot harder.
Each class has the opportunity to nominate two representatives, who meet at least once a semester with the course director. A typical agenda deals with issues such as:
You do not have to include appendices in your assignment.
That said, there may be material which will be 'nice to have' rather than essential, and in this case an appendix would be appropriate.
Appendices should be no more than one page long and there should not be more than three in an assignment.
Tables, charts and diagrams can enhance assignments and you are encouraged to consider using them, where appropriate. They can help with the economical use of words and add value in the supporting commentary that you provide.
Many people on Business Institute programmes may have been absent from formal education and the classroom for a number of years - even a number of decades!
We are sensitive to the challenges this can present and take this into account in the delivery of our programmes.
That said, many students are keen to add formal qualifications to validate what they are already doing in their work.
Written work should be carefully proofread, to reduce the number of typos or other infelicities.
Regard awritten assignment that merits the same attention to detail as a job application or any document you would send outside your immediate team.
Every student is expected to provide a declaration that each piece of written work for assessment is all their own work and does not contain unreferenced material copied form any other source.
More guidance about this is provided at induction.
You almost certainly have sufficient computer skills already if you are able to do some word processing, use email and find information on the internet.
In an informal conversation I had recently with some students who had just completed their programme at the Business Institute, the following were identified as their main time wasters: