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An Overview. Worth 40 credits – thats one third of the whole final year! Worth even more than that really … Its used to determine borderline awards Nobody.

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1 An Overview

2 Worth 40 credits – thats one third of the whole final year! Worth even more than that really … Its used to determine borderline awards Nobody gets a good degree with a poor project Employers often consider project marks above all else More people fail their degree because they fail their project than any other module … by a mile! To pass needs time – lots of time – and you need to start now

3 What is it NOT? Its NOT like any project you may have done on some other course Its NOT just like a module assignment - only bigger If you are an overseas student, its NOT like any project you may have done at home Its not easy Its not quick

4 Its a demonstration that You can analyse a problem You can find and critically review what others have achieved in that area You can produce and justify a solution to the problem using all the skills you have acquired on the course You can critically analyse your solution and your own performance You can manage your time You can work bloody hard!

5 EASY! Well, no – not easy, more like simple You read and understand the specification – then you deliver what is required You need to put in around 400 hours of work You will have a personal supervisor to help you I will help you There will be lots of information on Moodle Read it! (Duh!)

6 REALLY EASY! Do nothing Do nothing until its too late Leave it till next month Think of it as just another assignment Ignore your personal supervisor Ignore me Your degree!

7 You need to decide on a Project Proposal You may have an idea already or there are loads of suggestions on Moodle Talk to staff members who specialize in areas you are interested in – ask if they are prepared to supervise you You must submit your Proposal Form through Moodle by Friday 25 th October

8 More guidance to follow next week and thereafter … Good Luck!


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