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BA MASS COMMUNICATION & MEDIA

ARTS
STUDENTS’ HANDBOOK
2012-2013

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Agreement Form
Introduction and welcome

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SECTION 1 – Queen Margaret University and AKMI Metropolitan
College Student’s Responsibilities
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Matriculation
Fees
Participation
Examinations and Assessments
Plagiarism/Cheating
Referencing
Communication
Personal Academic Tutor
Academic Learning Centre
Regulations, Policies and Codes of Conduct
Extenuating Circumstances
Counselling Centre
Careers and Employability Centre

SECTION 2 – The Modular Framework







The academic year
University calendar 2012-13
Key features of undergraduate programmes
o modules
o module level
Module descriptors
Key components of a module descriptor
Attendance regulations
Assessment
Reassessment

SECTION 3 – Your Programme


Programme structure and supplementary information................................
Admission Criteria……………………………………………………………….
Programme management............................................................................
o Student Staff Consultative Committee..............................................
o Programme Committee.....................................................................
o The Board of Examiners...................................................................
o Joint Board of Examiners..................................................................
o Subject Group Teams.......................................................................

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o The School Board……………………………………………………….. 36
Sources of advice/guidance......................................................................... 36
Information for students with special needs................................................. 37
International Students.................................................................................. 37
QMU& AMC Student Union ..........................................................................38
o The role and remit of the students representatives/ Elections……… 38
o Required time commitment of student representatives.................... 38

SECTION 4 – Procedures and Regulation for your Programme
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Criteria for assessment........................................................................ 39
Coursework style notes............................................................................42
Time of Submission.................................................................................42
Penalties for delayed submission............................................................42
Location & Process of submission...........................................................43
General regulations for all students.........................................................44
Undergraduate programmes
o assessment regulations
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o regulations for award
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SECTION 5 – University Sources & sources of Information







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Harvard Reference System......................................................................45
Recognition of prior learning....................................................................45
Support Services and Organisations.......................................................46
Registry Services....................................................................................46
Health and safety arrangements.............................................................47
Equal opportunities at QMU & AMC.......................................................47
Academic appeals procedure..................................................................48
Other information…………………………………………………………….48

Appendices
1. Data Protection Act 1998.........................................................................49

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Agreement Form
Please complete this form and hand it in to the Programme Leader seven days from
receipt of the Handbook.
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QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY, EDINBURGH
AKMI METROPOLITAN COLLEGE, ΑΤΗΕΝS
BA Mass Communication & Media Arts
I have received and read the Programme Handbook.
NAME (Please print):
PROGRAMME:

YEAR:
SIGNED:
DATE:

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Introduction and Welcome
Our handbook provides you with essential information about Queen Margaret University
(QMU) and AKMI Metropolitan College (AMC). We have divided the handbook into five
sections:
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Your responsibilities as a student
Information about the modular structure of your programme
Information specific to your chosen programme of study
Procedures and regulations for your programme of study
University information

QMU provides a range of electronic information and throughout this handbook you will
find relevant links for further information which may be obtained from the University web
site http://www.qmu.ac.uk/ and other sources of information.
We have taken the greatest of care to try to ensure the information contained in this
Handbook is correct. We can therefore give no guarantee that it is completely free of
errors or omissions.

**Remember all the staff at QMU and AMC are here to help so
if you are not sure please ask**

your colleagues. policies and codes of conduct. Throughout you will find information we hope you will find useful. The process of matriculating to the programme and taking a matriculation number for the University’s records is personal. As a student at QMU and AMC you have certain responsibilities to yourself. Candidates that are professionals or graduates from other educational institutions or drama schools are auditioned. An interview also takes place through which the course leader investigates the students’ expectations of the degree year programme. The programme leader.SECTION 1 A Queen Margaret University and AKMI Metropolitan College Student’s Responsibilities 1. even if the funding is coming from a third party. Matriculation basically means registering formally on your programme of study.qmu.edu. 6 . your community and your School. Not only the cost for attending the basic course of the programme but also the cost for attending extra seminar courses beyond the basic course of the programme is part of the fees. Matriculation As a student of QMU and AMC you are required to go through the process of matriculation which confirms you agree to the University’s regulations. ON LINE MATRICULATION http://www. your study. New students are currently required to matriculate in person at AMC during induction period. the programme team and the QMU head of School evaluate the candidates’ applications after the successful completion of the second year of their IVT studies. who can support you in such cases.uk/portal/ Fees Remember it is your responsibility to ensure your fees are paid. You have to refer to your programme leader who sends the applications to QMU. The enrolment period starts in June and lasts till September every year. The Student’s Responsibilities This handbook is designed to help you get up to speed with University life as quickly as possible.ac.gr tel: 210 6199891 or your programme leader. In cases of financial difficulties please contact the Academic Advisor Marilena Stasinopoulou msta@amc. You can get this information from your programme leader during your induction sessions.

For this reason. Participation in group activity Participation embedded in learning and teaching and module delivery The philosophy of the programme aims at student’s participation and not only at student’s attendance. see the relevant paragraph on extenuating circumstances which follows. This is your responsibility.ac.uk/quality/qm/AZindex. etc even in the theoretical modules. Instructions to candidates of examinations can be found at http://www. workshops. The first being that examinations normally take place in weeks 14 and 15 of each semester. Consequently. after the due date. he/she has to inform the course leader. Always check when your assessments are due for hand in and plan your work accordingly. The provision of this information comes in two stages. Examinations and Assessments The Programme Leader will provide an examination schedule. in a first diet. without the prior agreement of the Programme Leader and the Module Co-ordinator. 7 days or more) a mark of 0% will be awarded  if coursework is submitted after the due date for a re-assessment a mark of 0% will be awarded. after one calendar week (i. tutorials. seminars. Please ensure you find out exactly when and where your examination takes place well in advance.htm#e You are also required to follow the coursework submission procedures and meet the necessary deadlines. The more detailed information relating to days. will have marks deducted according to the following criteria:  if submitted. For more information. Students who require provision of special examination arrangements must inform their Programme Leader as soon as possible and normally not later than four weeks before the first examination.qmu. in a first diet. or without good or agreed cause. but within one calendar week (i. the active and steady participation is an inextricable part of your attendance in this programme of studies. In cases of serious problems which make student unable to attend lessons.Participation • • • Benefits of student participation rather than attendance.e. Any student who submits work to be assessed after the assessment submission date.e. It is your responsibility to ensure you attend the required examinations for the modules you are enrolled upon. Do not leave all assessments until the last minute as this may 7 . learning is enhanced through group activities. Note that late submission of assessments will be penalised. up to 6 days after submission date) a maximum mark of 40% can be achieved for undergraduate programmes  if submitted. time and locations of examinations is published at least 2 weeks before the examination date.

Such warnings will be repeated during the session and are especially necessary where dissertations. published or unpublished) as though they were his or her own” Along with other forms of academic dishonesty such as personation. Plagiarism is defined as “The presentation by anyone of another person’s ideas or work (in any medium. Plagiarism/Cheating QMU’s degrees and other academic awards are given in recognition of a candidate’s own achievement. projects or coursework are substantial elements of the curriculum. These warnings will be accompanied by specific advice from Subject Areas about what constitutes plagiarism and academic fraud. You must keep a copy of all assessed work handed in. what is regarded as acceptable collaboration between students undertaking joint project work. which will be penalised severely. Scrutiny of academic work should be sufficient to ensure that signs of plagiarism or unacceptable levels of co-operation. computer and calculation fraud. plagiarism is considered an act of academic fraudulence and is an offence against University discipline. examination room cheating and bribery. Plagiarism includes: • Inclusion in your work of more than a single phrase from another person’s work without the use of quotation marks and acknowledgement of the source of information. Academic staff responsible for assessment and guidance should be aware of cultural relativities that may affect some students’ approach to referencing. • Copying the work of another candidate. For example. If you are unsuccessful in any of your assessments. collusion. with or without that candidate’s knowledge or agreement. The resit examination details and timetable will also be provided by the Programme Leader.place a lot of stress on you. such advice will indicate the distinction between legitimate and illegitimate use of acknowledged or unacknowledged sources within that specific discipline. falsification of data. are detected at an early stage and brought to students’ attention through tutorial guidance and in some cases perhaps by written warning. Prevention All members of staff will explain to you at the start of each session that plagiarism and academic fraud are unacceptable forms of cheating. your reassessment arrangements and resubmission details will be given by the Programme Leader. In providing 8 . whether intentional or not. • Using another person’s work by simply changing a few words or altering the order of presentation without acknowledgement.

htm Referencing The QMU Guide to the Harvard System of Referencing This guide has been developed to provide staff and students with a common referencing style to work with at QMU. Guidance on how to avoid plagiarism through good scholarship can be found by following this link:.ac.uk/goodscholarship/goodscholarship.htm 9 .guidance. staff will be expected to acknowledge cultural differences and to exercise appropriate sensitivity.uk/lb/IFS_Harvard. BS1629’ and ‘Citing and referencing published material. Some subject areas follow different referencing conventions so it is very important that you always check the guidelines given to you by your tutors.qmu. It is QMU’s interpretation of the standard Harvard system of referencing.qmu.http://www.ac. BS5605’. You can view (or print out) a PDF version of this guide from: Write and Cite: The QM Guide to the Harvard System of Referencing (190 KB) http://www. This guide is based on the British Standard’s ‘Recommendations for references to published materials.

Lecturer Mr Efthimis Hatzis Film Director. Lecturer Ms Vally Konstantopoulou Political Scientist. All students are therefore required to regularly check and maintain their e-mail account as members of staff will regularly use your e-mail for communication purposes. TV Director & Production Manager Mr Stamatis Poulakidakos Political Scientist. you can call into the School Office reception desk if you wish to speak to one of the team face to face. Lecturer Dr Anastasia Veneti Political Scientist. You can also contact your programme leader. You have to check your e-mail inbox regularly in order to get informed of the programme leader’s. Academic Staff Ms Magdalene Remoundou Programme Leader Political Scientist. Lecturer Mr Achilleas Karadimitriou Communication Scientist. 10 . Lecturer School Office Antonis Galeos Generally students should contact the administration team via the AMC telephone center. Academic Staff Academic staff can be contacted via telephone AMC telephone center 210. Lecturer Mr Dimitris Koutsiabasakos Film Director.Communication It is the policy of the School to develop and encourage the use of the e-mail and for the purposes of secure and speedy communication. The administration office staff will contact you via your email or general updates and information will be sent by email.6199891. It is your responsibility to check tour e-mail daily. tutors’ and Secretary’s replies and announcements. email or during pre arranged surgery times. Alternatively. you can be informed for any administrative issue or you can arrange a meeting with your programme leader or one of your tutors for dates and hours that are not the given. It is your responsibility to check your email on a daily basis as room changes. Lecturer Ms Electra Venaki Film & TV Editor. the reception desk. updates etc will be posted here regularly. In the School Office reception desk. the students’ advisors and tutors via e-mails. Film Production Manager. Director.

Personal Academic Tutor Every student is allocated a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) for their time at QMU and AMC. students are expected to perform well and thrive in an intellectually demanding environment. The Academic Learning Centre offers assistance to students in many and multifaceted learning tasks.qmu. Your PAT is there to help you throughout your period of study at AKMI.uk/quality/pm/default. including: • • • • • • improving academic writing skills improving study skills understanding research projects and research procedures one on one paper consultation academic honesty plagiarism. paraphrasing and citation 11 . Change of address/personal details If you have a change of home and/or term time address or personal details inform your Programme Leader and the School office reception desk.Administrative Staff Magdalene Remoundou – Programme Leader Antonis Galeos – Academic Advisor Marilena Stasinopoulou – Academic Advisor Students Students should contact their peers via email or telephone. the Academic Learning Centre is designed to assist those students who lag behind in certain skills and need help in attaining academic excellence. Hence.htm Academic Learning Centre The Academic Learning Center is a unique friendly student-centered service that provides an intellectually stimulating approach to developmental instruction and general academic assistance to students who need extra help with their studies. It is your responsibility to:• • • To respond promptly to requests from their PAT for a meeting and to bring any agreed notes or information to those meetings To respect the times which the PAT has said they will be available To keep the PAT informed of circumstances that may have an effect on their studies Please go to the Quality Website for further information Personal Academic Tutor’s role: http://www. At Athens Metropolitan College.ac.

It is also essential to recognise that illnesses and difficult life events do occur. personal tutors and course leaders.’ 12 .uk/quality/gr/default. Equal Opportunity Policy Extenuating Circumstances Of equal importance is the following link which will take you to our extenuating circumstances guidelines http://www. Appointments can be scheduled for one hour per day.ac.ac. The institutions regulations can be found on the Quality web site: http://www. and that it is a normal part of life to have to manage these and continue with work or study. However. Complaint procedure.qmu. Academic appeals.htm Here you will find regulations relating to: Admission and Registration. and a student may receive up to 2 hours of tutoring per week. Board of Examiners and Codes of conduct relating to: Student discipline. Extenuating circumstances are defined as: “circumstances beyond the student’s control which either prevent the student from submitting a piece of course work or sitting an examination.doc It is accepted that. or will need to attend tutoring sessions upon the request of their teachers. Students may seek academic assistance on their own.Individual and small group tutoring is available to currently enrolled Athens Metropolitan College by appointment only. from time to time. or may affect your performance in assessment. or cause the student to perform less well in his or her course work or examinations than he or she might otherwise have been expected to do (on the basis of other work). policies and codes of conduct but it is your responsibility to ensure you have an understanding of how these can affect you and what you must do if you start to run into difficulties or need to speak to someone about personal problems that are. you need to be able to plan and manage your time and workload. Regulations.uk/quality/documents/Guidelines%20on%20Ext %20%20Circumstances%20Revised%200506%20(2). to meet deadlines. Policies and Codes of Conduct None of us like to get bogged down in regulations. to cope with a certain level of stress. Assessment and examinations. and to manage their University studies alongside other responsibilities in life. circumstances beyond your control may affect your ability to undertake assessment on time.qmu. or may affect your performance. It is also recognised that assessment periods can be stressful.

which should be stored separately from the computer. residence at a distance. difficulties.qmu. In the case of course work. so that the potential implications can be considered.uk/quality/documents/ext%20circumstances%20form. http://www. or transport difficulties.ac. losing work not backed up on computer disk. illness. theft of home computer – students are expected to make a back up copy of all work on.qmu.g. a request for an extension should also be submitted if required. If you know you will be unable to meet the deadline for coursework.ac. The Extenuating Circumstances Claim Form may be collected from the Programme Leader Office or can be downloaded via the following link: www.htm 13 . normally before and no later than the date the coursework assignment was due. We recommend you take some time to familiarise yourself with the range of important and essential information available via this link. general pressure of work. to your Programme Leader in good time. failure to make alternative travel plans when disruptions were advised in advance. work commitments]. or failure of a floppy disk/CD Rom.doc Alternatively. Insufficient computers/printers to do the work . or attend an examination – due to circumstances beyond your control you should submit a completed Extenuating Circumstances Claim form.The following cannot be considered as "extenuating circumstances": • • • • • • • • • completing coursework too late and missing deadlines because of computer. along with supporting evidence. having more than one examination on the same day or on consecutive days (unless the student was already suffering from illness or injury) missing an examination due to misreading the timetable or oversleeping.uk/quality/qm/default. arrangements will be made to post or email a copy of the form where you are unable to travel to the University for valid reason [e. a short-term problem or illness which has occurred during the year and which is deemed not to have had an overall effect on the student’s performance.

relationship problems.for example anxiety. 14 . Alternatively. depression. in cases of emergency. making difficult decisions or choices and problems adjusting to academic life and academic demands. Appointments Students wishing to make an appointment can complete and submit an appointment request card. including: • Having qualified psychologists and counsellors who are committed to ongoing professional development • Ensuring that the services provided operate within ethical guidelines and specific codes of behaviour for psychologists and counsellors • Maintaining a professional focus that is free of bias and discrimination • Establishing sound student feedback procedures in order to improve the type of support services offered Aims The Counselling Centre aims to offer students: • Free. The Counselling Centre can also help students with other issues such as family problems. Counselling Centre The AKMI Metropolitan College Counselling Centre aspires to certain standards and goals. voluntary and confidential counselling • The opportunity to receive support and advice from trained professionals • Opportunities to attend structured group settings over a variety of counselling related themes and topics Counselling Centre Services The Counselling Centre offers individual support and advice to students who are faced with personal problems . eating disorders and bereavement.COUNSELLING CENTRE Mission Statement The AKMI Metropolitan College Counselling Centre aims to optimise the well-being of students by providing them with support and with the opportunity to examine the issues which prevent them from maximising their full potential. The counselling centre staff will contact students as soon as possible in order to schedule a meeting. stress. unless there is reason to believe that the student or others may be at risk. students can call the counselling centre. Who is the service for? The services of the Counselling Centre are available to all registered students of AKMI Metropolitan College Confidentiality Any information that students provide to staff at the Counselling Centre will be kept strictly confidential and will not be revealed to any third parties. located outside the counselling centre.

We are committed to delivering this in a professional. advice and guidance in the following ways: DROP-IN SERVICE 1) Deciding what help you need A Career Consultant will spend a few minutes with you to clarify your current stage of career planning and give guidance on how we can best help you to move forward. employers. Choose wisely from all the options open to you. What we offer As a user of the Careers and Employability Centre you can expect guidance and support to help you: • • • • • • Make realistic decisions about your next steps. Our Mission ‘Our purpose is to increase AMC students' & graduates confidence and abilities to construct meaningful careers.CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY CENTRE The Careers and Employability Centre aims to provide high quality information. 15 . to discuss your career plans in more depth. We do this by delivering career development and job search support to help AMC students & graduates build success on their own terms’. Make and implement an agreed plan of action. The Careers and Employability Centre offers information. postgraduate training and vacancies. Make an appointment with a Career Consultant. or where a student indicates a need for privacy. a private room will be used. Assess your own potential. advice and guidance to AKMI Metropolitan College students and graduates. 2) Providing the most appropriate help Beyond your initial guidance meeting the Consultant may: • • • Provide some relevant information or direct you to self help materials. Make an appointment with a Career Consultant to help you to find further relevant information or to give advice on applications and interviews. Understand and assess the available opportunities. impartial and accessible way and aim to equip our students and graduates with the skills and knowledge to effectively choose and manage their careers. Explore comprehensive information about occupations. Where confidential matters arise.

Young entrepreneurship. training or employment. internships and permanent vacancies of relevance to our students and graduates. These sessions address specific aspects of the process of looking for work or deciding on career options. Interview Techniques. training and employment and can advise you appropriately. and focused on the individual. impartial. Career Choice and Your Personality. Topics covered by our workshops. • Are trained and experienced in the area of work in which they are involved. • Unbiased towards particular education. 16 . Guidance and assistance from staff who: • Treat you with respect. • Are aware of developments in education. connect with other students who share the same concerns and build lifelong skills. • Are part of wide network of experts who will collaborate to ensure the best possible help. Guidance which is: • Free. How to Find Summer Work. talks and presentations include: • • • • • • • • • • • You and Your Career Options. The Vacancy database is updated regularly with information notified to us direct from employers. CV and Cover Letter. How to Find Part-Time Work. TALKS. Finding Work! Job Researching on the Internet. • Treat all members of the diverse College community with fairness at all times. Postgraduate study and ways of funding it. Workplace Etiquette. • Confidential within the Careers and Employability Centre.WORKSHOPS. PRESENTATIONS They are one or two hours in length and can help you clarify your career questions. VACANCIES The Careers and Employability Centre has details of placements.

Undergraduate study is based on modules which are credit rated.SECTION 2 THE MODULAR FRAMEWORK 2. A student must complete 120 credit points at each level of the course 17 . The Modular Framework The academic year The academic year is split into two semesters. students would undertake half of the required modules in the first semester and the other half in the second. A 10 credit module is based on 100 student hours of work and a 20 credit rating module is based on 200 student hours of work (including assessment). Normally.

AMC Closed (Bank Holiday) EASTER VACATION 6 May 2013 13 20 12 13 27 14 3 June 2013 15 Submission of the final assignment -Project Essay of Media Planning Submission of the final assignments.SEMESTER 1 STARTS [STANDARD DATE COURSES] Free week Students receive feedback on 2nd assignment of Film & Media Production/ on first assignment of New Technologies in the Post Production & on the final assignment of On Line-Journalism SEMESTER 2 STARTS Monday 18th of March. Exams written of Film & Media in the Public Sphere/ Submission of the final assignment Report & its digital application of On LineJournalism 4 February 2013 11 1 18 25 4 March 2013 11 18 2 3 4 5 6 25 7 31 7 April 2013 14 8 9 10 21 29 11 6 Induction 1 – 5 October 2012 8th October 2012 .Journalism Hand in the 1st assignment – Data Report of Research Project 26 3 December 2012 10 8 9 Hand in the 1st assignment – Essay of Film & Media in the Public Sphere Hand in 1st assignment written report of Computer Assisted Information Management 10 Students receive feedback on the 1st assignment .final project of Film & Media Production /Submission of the final project of New Technologies in the Post Production / Semester 2 ends Exams: Final written exam Regulation Schemes in Film & Media Market/ Submission of the assignment-final project of New Technologies Applications in Mass 18 . AMC Closed (Bank Holiday) Monday 25th of March.Script of Film & Media Production & Oral presentation of On Line.University Calendar of Key Dates 2012/13 Week Beginning 1 October 2012 8 15 22 29 5 November 2012 12 Week number 0 1 2 3 4 5 19 7 Hand in the 1st assignment-Script of Film & Media Production/ Hand in 1st Assignment -Oral presentation of On Line.Film & Media in the Public Sphere / AMC closes Friday.Journalism/ 17 11 24 31 December 2012 7 Students receive feedback on the 1st assignments of Research Project. AMC Closed (Bank Holiday) Submission of the 1st assignment – oral presentation of Regulation Schemes in Film & Media Market Students receive feedback on 1st assignment of Regulation Schemes in Film & Media Market AMC closes for Easter Holiday-EASTER VACATION Thursday 1st of May. 22 nd December 2012/ Hand in the 1st assignment -Essay of Media Culture & Society CHRISTMAS VACATION CHRISTMAS VACATION 12 14 13 21 14 28 15 AMC re-opens Monday. Submission of the final assignment of the Research Project / Students receive feedback on the 1st assignment of Media Culture & Society Submission of first Assignment of New Technologies in the Post Production Submission of the final assignment Essay of Computer Assisted Information Management **EXAMS** Submission of 2nd assignment of Film & Media Production & viva voce of Media Culture & Society SEMESTER 1 ENDS 3RD FEBRUARY 2012. 9 January 2012-Semester I continues.

These can be greater than the standard module size. in some cases students will have combinations of different levels of modules in each year of study. If you experience problems relating to a particular module you should discuss these first of all with the lecturer concerned. but not always broken down into 60 credits worth of study in semester 1 and 60 credits worth of study in semester 2. and so on. but must be in multiples of 10 credits. level 7 is equivalent to the first year of study. if you require further information please do no hesitate to contact either the module coordinator or PAT. The University is a party to the SCOTCATS Tariff The tariff for Undergraduate programmes is : Certificate of Higher Education120 credit points at SCQF Level 7 Diploma of Higher Education +120 credit points at SCQF Level 8 Degree +120 credit points at SCQF Level 9 Degree with Honours +120 credit points at SCQF Level 10 Module descriptors The syllabus content.Media 10 17 24 1 July 2013 8 Exam board – dates to be confirmed Key Features of Undergraduate Programmes Modules Each standard module normally contributes either 10 or 20 credits towards your degree. 19 . on some programmes. information about assessments and other important details about a module are contained in the module descriptor. There are some exceptions to the standard module size. and full-time undergraduate programmes contain study that equates to 120 credits per year. This is usually. You can receive all the module descriptors via the School Office Administration. i.e. However. for example final year dissertations or projects and. but this may not be the person who actually teaches the module. An undergraduate degree comprises of 360 credits where a degree with honours comprises 480 credits. supervised work experience. Module level There are four levels of study within undergraduate degree programmes. There are regulations about the number of credits that you need to achieve to be allowed to progress from one year to the next (see link of QMU Assessment Regulations). A module coordinator administers each module. Module levels are normally equivalent to the year of study in a conventional full-time degree or Honours degree programme. level 8 to the second year of study.

Semester and mode of Study This lets you know when the module runs and if it delivered and available to both full and/or part time students. The purpose of lectures is to introduce/develop new concepts and to demonstrate their applications. Normally a 10 credit module requires 100 hours and a 20 credit module 200 hours of work to obtain a successful outcome. however students will be expected to speak with the lecturer in advance. Module title This will normally be short and descriptive. Prerequisite This indicates if you are required to take and successfully complete a module before enrolling this one. Aims This is where the module coordinator outlines the aims of the module and identifies how these aims are to be achieved. Learning Experiences This lists the learning experiences the student will engage with and includes an indication as to the workload involved. Lectures: large classes led by a lecturer. Module number This identifies the module and ensures the correct module descriptor is being used. Most lecturers will provide student with notes whereas others will expect you to take notes during the lecture. Learning Outcomes Here the module coordinator describes what you should know or be able to do upon successful completion of the module. Various types of work/learning may be specified. giving a clear idea of the content of the module. Normally this would be either 10 or 20 but can sometimes be as much as 40 for large projects. Module Team This gives you the names of the teaching team. who may or may not include the module coordinator. It is always worth finding time at the end of each week to go through the week’s lecture notes to consolidate the material you were taught. Students may record lectures where appropriate. 20 . Module coordinator This gives the name of the member of staff who is responsible for the administration of the module (but is not necessarily the person who will teach the module).Key components of a module descriptor. Credit Rating This shows how many credits you will achieve if you successfully pass this module.

Practical: workshops led by lecturers or demonstrators in which you learn practical skills. Other: this covers forms of learning such as networked learning via the World Wide Web. thinking. for example reading on the subject. 21 . and the relative weighting (%) which each assessed element carries Content This is a brief summary telling the reader what the module is about. Lecturers will advise students about what they have to buy. Main Texts Here the module coordinator will identify indicative key texts Please note that students are required to supply their own working materials (for example pen drives). or other computer learning packages. In tutorials you have the opportunity to ask about anything that you did not understand in lectures.Tutorials/Seminars: smaller group sessions in which students participate in group discussion and may be asked to present a paper. or lead the discussion. Assessment pattern This section tells you what is involved in assessing the module and includes the indicative length of written work. Tutorials and their advance preparation are vital to University learning. Student centred learning: work undertaken independently within the scope of the module. or to practise or discuss examples of material covered in lectures. using computers/library facilities. Most tutors require you to prepare something in advance. Supervised assessment: formal assessments which require attendance at specified times and which are supervised – normally examinations. and revising. writing.

2 Undergraduate students studying seven or fewer 10-credit modules. Methods of students’ assessment As the main focus of the course is student centred learning. They may with the additional approval of their funding body register for eight. absence due to illness covering periods of assessments of over 6 days with a medical certificate. If the above information is not passed to the Programme/Subject Leader or Year Tutor. in any one academic year. b. register on ten. with the approval of the programme's admission tutor. c. 1. thirteen or fourteen. the award has been recommended by a Board of Examiners convened. Assessment The duration of the studies in BA in Mass Communication and Media Arts is one full time academic year or two academic years for part time delivery.1 Undergraduate full-time students are expected to register on twelve 10-credit modules. the candidate has completed a programme approved by the University as • leading to the award being recommended.Attendance Regulations 1. They may. proposed absence. or equivalent.3 Students are required to inform their Programme/Subject Leader or Year Tutor of: a. the Programme Committee/Board of Study may require the student to withdraw. lecturers and employers  Assessment confirms that students have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge or offers insight into learning problems so that action can be taken to achieve appropriate improvements  Assessment provides students with a sense of achievement and 22 . will be governed by such of the University regulations as affect part-time students. absence because of illness. 1. An award will be conferred upon satisfaction of the following conditions: • the candidate was a registered student of the University at the time of his • or her assessment and has fulfilled all financial obligations to the University and AMC. or equivalent. the principles that underlie module assessment methods are:  Assessment is part of the learning process and a means of confirming learning outcomes  Assessment is a means of providing feedback to students. completing the University certificate specifying the cause of absence. eleven. in advance. constituted and acting under regulations approved by Senate. a Board of Examiners takes place. At the end of the year.

• Make sure that you read the Assessment Regulations carefully. critical analysis. Students are assessed on the basis of their progress in written essays and exams. Reassessment Reassessment is permitted in order to allow a student to make good an initial failure. viva voce. Please refer to Section 4 for detailed information in relation to assessment submission. a student must obtain at least 40% overall. The method of assessment and its weighting are contained in the Module Descriptor of each module. film and TV programmes productions. and ultimately to gain an award. A student. This may differ from the format of the first assessment and need not be the same for all students provided equity of experience is maintained. The Board of Examiners may at its discretion allow a postgraduate student to be re-assessed in up to four taught modules during the course of their studies. shall be awarded no more than 40% on passing the re-assessment. The Board of Examiners can allow for full or partial reassessment of the components as appropriate. This regulation applies to the first attempt at the module only. reports on their projects and in the final projects (blogs. written examination. oral presentations. The Board of Examiners may at its discretion allow an undergraduate student to be reassessed in up to eight taught modules (equivalent to 80 credits) in any one academic year.g. Student progression from one level of the programme to the next is at the discretion of the Board of Examiners taking into account students’ performance in all modules and the amount of academic credit accrued during the year. who is reassessed for a module failure in an undergraduate module. skills and knowledge.motivation to develop further skills and knowledge as well as to transfer these skills and knowledge to situations in life and work  Assessment provides present and future employers with evidence / confirmation of students’ achievements. particularly in relation to late submissions. where there are no clear extenuating circumstances. • If you are given Criteria for Assessment for general written assignments (essays or 23 . and at least 30% in each component of assessment as specified in the module descriptor. • An assessment schedule for each semester will be provided by the Programme Leader. The Board of Examiners shall decide on the form of the reassessment (e. This gives you a clear picture of when each assessment is due and allows you to plan your workload appropriately. Assessment of a module To pass an undergraduate module. taking into account the nature of the failed module and the nature of the failure. This affords the student an opportunity to demonstrate the standard required to pass modules. which are recorded in audio-visual digital format). or an additional assignment).

reports) or for a specific assessment within a module. but for certain modules it contributes substantially to the learning outcomes and is therefore formally assessed. contributing to your overall mark for the module. • Tutorial participation is important in all modules. • Please refer to the University Calendar of Key Dates towards the beginning of this section to find out which weeks your assessments will take place. Times. • Ensure that you follow the Coursework Submission Procedures (and Coursework Style Notes). read these carefully as they indicate the criteria that staff will use when marking that assessment. dates and locations for examinations will be available on the Programme Leader Office. 24 .

SECTION 3 YOUR PROGRAMME 3. analytical and independent thinking in order to help them become more effective problem solvers in their particular field of interest. using all the new technologies of their professions. PART Α Programme Structure and Supplementary Information 1 2 3 4 Awarding Institution Teaching Institution Professional body accreditation Final Award Subsidiary exit awards Programme Title UCAS code (or other coding system if relevant) SCQF Level Mode of delivery and duration Date of validation/review 5 6 7 8 9 Queen Margaret University AKMI Metropolitan College N/A BA Mass Communication & Media Arts 9 FT 1year – PT 2 years 28-05-2012 10. To offer students the opportunity to study mass media related issues from a number of different perspectives and disciplines. Culture and Communication 25 . Educational Aims of the programme The Educational aims of the programme are to produce graduates who are able: • • • • • To provide a high quality academic and vocational qualification that will meet the needs and challenges of the profession. Benchmark statements/professional and statutory body requirements covered by the programme QAA Benchmark Statement for Media. To develop in students the capacity for critical. To integrate theoretical knowledge and vocational competencies relative to journalism and film directing. communications and media industries play an increasingly central role 11. Your Programme This section provides you with important information about your programme of study: what's covered and what you are expected to achieve academically by undertaking this programme. Information is also provided about the relevant committees for the programme which have responsibility for managing the programme and making decisions about your assessment. To meet the challenges of employment (including self-employment) in a society in which the cultural.

The programme assumes a level of intellectual maturity developed through degree studies together with a level of social maturity gained through life experience. • Apply the assimilated theory to the critical analysis of a diverse array of data and research in journalism and directing and the relevant problems arising as well as policies employed. This includes their ability to easily transfer from conventional media to the new ones and the general acquisition of transferable skills. • Achieve an appropriate degree of competence and awareness of a range of information technology applications. The key elements in the approach to teaching and learning (and development and delivery of the programme according to the aims and objectives set by the programme team) are: 26 . in general. as well as reinforcement of independent study. • To offer students the opportunity to study mass media related issues from a number of different perspectives and disciplines.E. in both oral and written forms. the educational methods and the student progress assessment methods. a high quality academic and vocational qualification. • Present and discuss. • Possess and acquire new knowledge necessary to perform effectively in their chosen careers. which focuses on the modern technological applications and meets the needs and challenges of the profession in Greece and in E. The aims are: • To provide a high quality academic and vocational qualification that will meet the needs and challenges of the profession. It will be carried out through extensive tuition and practical application. demonstrating their in depth learning and competence. • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical considerations and standards in the pursuit and application of their professions. The programme adheres to the QAA benchmarks concerning the Media Film and Cultural Studies 2008 regarding the development of generic and specialist skills of the students that are to be acquired through the learning outcomes. the complexities of mass media. analytical and independent thinking in order to help them become more effective problem solvers in their particular field of interest. On completion of the programme. • To integrate theoretical knowledge and vocational competencies relative to journalism and film directing. using all the new technologies of their professions.12. graduates should be able to : • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the conceptual and theoretical bases of the academic disciplines within the mass media in relation to journalism and film directing. and show initiative and responsibility in relation to their own learning whether individually or in groups. • Understand the multi-disciplinary nature of mass media through the enhancement of the ability to analyse related issues from a number of different perspectives and disciplines. Learning Outcomes of the Programme The aim of the programme is to offer students a BA in Mass Communication and Media Arts.C. • To develop in students the capacity for critical. • Prove their skills of effective self-management.

The strand Journalism asks also for the creation of a blog. self evaluations. writing newspaper articles. group discussion.e. newspapers. its analysis and oral presentation for the modules Media Culture & Society. independent projects. forming the foundation for queries that need to be furnished with answers and get resolved. reflective diaries. peer evaluation. computer assisted learning. learning journals. as well as Regulation Schemes in Film & Media Market • an emphasis on inquiry based learning methodologies e. Core Modules for both programmes Credit Points Research Project Media Culture & Society Film & Media in the Public Sphere Media Planning Regulation Schemes in Film & Media Market New Technologies Applications in Mass Media 10 10 10 10 10 10 Strand I: Film and Television Directing Modules • Film & Media Production 20 • New Technologies in the Post Production 20 • Internship in a film / TV production company or television channel 20 Strand II: Journalism Modules • Computer-assisted information management 20 27 .• an emphasis on student-centered learning i. internet. students participate in laboratory courses according to their specialization and are interns in TV & Film production companies. and its interrelation with society. Concerning the two strands of the programme. TV channels. • the integration of specialist subject areas in the media with appropriate contributions by various media market representatives • the integration of academic learning and research and an applied. media politics. vocational outlook so as to allow a critical evaluation of working methods and tools. the selection of a topic. Students can also participate in special seminars. magazines. the core modules combine the scientific theories of Mass Media and Communications with the practice of Media arts. based upon initial samples and examples which are presented in the classroom. The modules include both in their teaching and their projects and assessments oral presentations. choice in subjects for study/projects. In the third year of studies. radio stations. Students are familiarized with the research methods relating to the Mass Media. law and the art of communication and advertisement. The process of the completion of the Media project of the Film Directing strand comprises almost all the afore-mentioned educational methods.g. theatres. the process for the creation of a Research project.

Internships usually comprise a combination of research. writing and skills acquisition. During internship. given the fact that the work on placement is the basis for the final assignments of the students prior their graduation. The responsible employers who supervise the students: • Report the progress and attendance of students during their internship. This third year of study builds on the previous two years of the IVT Diploma. relative to the programme needs and the aims that are set by the intern. the academic supervisors are available to offer advice and guidance. These periods have been chosen so as to allow students to attain valuable working experience prior the start of their career. 28 . Internship is not paid and is an obligatory module of 20 credit units which is graded. Internship programme Students’ placements are arranged during the end of semester winter of the third year for the journalism strand and during the beginning of semester winter for the direction strand. • Communicate regularly with the AMC academic supervisors Students at the end of their internships have to hand in a self-evaluation report based on particular self-evaluation forms.• On line Journalism 20 • Internship in a printed or electronic journal. Each student who participates in the internship programme receives a completion certificate. Therefore they are supported throughout by professional directors and students on other programmes. 20 The aim of all modules is to improve the students’ skills and qualifications in order to enhance and understand the disciplines of Mass Media on practice.

Programme structure & Assessment Schedule Tables of Aggregated Modules Top Up Year programme BA in Mass Communication & Media Arts Core Modules Module Research Project Media Culture & Society Semester Film & Media in the Public Sphere Credits Winter 10 Winter 10 Winter 10 Module Media Planning Regulation Schemes in Film & Media Market New Technologies Applications in Mass Media Semester Module Semester Credits Spring 10 Spring 10 Spring 10 Strand 1 Modules: Journalism Module Computer -assisted Journalism & Information Management Semester On line-journalism Credits Winter 20 Winter 20 Internship Credits Spring 20 Strand 2 Modules: Film & Television Directing Module Film and Media Production Semester Credits Year Long New technologies in the Post-Production Module 10 Semester Credits Year Long 10 Year Long 10 10 Year Long Internship Winter Core Modules 60 20 Strand 1: Journalism 60 Strand 2: Film & Television Directing 60 29 .

Essay 2000-2500 words/ Week 13 2nd Semester 1st Assignment (30%) Oral presentation/Week 7 2nd Assignment (70%) Final Written Exam/ End of Second Semester Assignment 1 (100%) Final Project Essay1500-2000 words and its digital application/ End of Second Semester 30 .Total Credits for Top Up Yea r/ Stra nd: 120 Assessment Schedule 3rd Degree Year Core Module for both programmes Research Project Credits 10 Media Culture & Society 10 Film & Media in the Public Sphere 10 Media Planning 10 Regulation Schemes in Film & Media Market New Technologies Applications in Mass Media 10 10 Assessment 1st Assignment (30%) Data Report /Week 7 2ndAssignment (70%) Final Essay 1500-2000 words/ Week 12 1st Assignment (70%) Essay 15002000 words/Week 11 2nd Assignment (30%) Viva voce 5-8min./Week 14 1st Assignment 1 (50%) Essay 2000-2500 words/Week 8 2nd Assignment (50%) Final written Exam 3hrs/ End of Semester Assignment 1 (100%) Final Project.

Strand I: Film and TV Directing Modules Film & Media Production 20 New Technologies in the Post Production 20 Internship in a Film TV production company or TV channel Strand II: Journalism Modules 20 On line Journalism 20 Computer assisted information management 20 Internship in a Placement of printing or electronic journalism 20 1st Assignment (20%) Written Project /Week 6 1st semester 2nd Assignment (20%) 2nd written project with its digital application /Week 14 3rd Assignment (60%) Final project including journal/ Week 14 of 2ndsemester 1st Assignment (30%) Written Report /Week 13 1st semester 2nd Assignment (70%) Final project with 2nd written report / Week 14 of 2ndsemester 3 Self Evaluation Reports (100%) TBA in agreement with supervisors 1st Assignment (30%) Oral presentation/Week 6 2nd Assignment (70%) Final Written Report with its digital application/Week 15 1st Assignment (30%) Written Report 1000-1500 words/Week 9 2nd Assignment (70%) Final Written Essay 2000-2500/ Week 13 3 Self Evaluation Reports (100%) TBA in agreement with supervisors 31 .

Communication and Performing Arts and as such will be dealt with on a case by case basis with credit being given if relevant. All students who have successfully completed the two-year IVT AKMI Journalism or Film & TV Directing Course can enter the BA in Mass Communication & Media Arts programme). like professionals without undergraduate studies or other special cases. Successful completion of the two-year IVT AKMI Journalism or Film & TV Directing Course (Media Department. It is stressed however that all final decisions for entry to the programme of a candidate with professional experience and/or prior learning is taken by QMU. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) All other candidates who do not come from IVT studies. The following candidates are also eligible for admission to the course: • University graduates • Transfers from Institutes of Post-Secondary and Higher Education offering similar specialisations. Graduation (Lyceum) certificate with a total mark no less than 10 in the 020 mark scale 2. 4. will be evaluated by the Programme Leader and the members of the Course Committee.Admission Criteria Age on entry Candidates must be at least 19 years of age in the year of entry. Completion of an application form that is to be subsequently assessed by the Department’s Course Committee. All other qualifications will be mapped against the SCQF framework and QMU standards of the division of Media. 32 . • Professional journalists. Interview with the Programme Leader and a member of the Course Committee. This is the age of graduation from IVT studies. editors with at least a three-year experience in their profession. 3. cameramen. directors. Minimum Entry Requirements The entry requirements for the BA in MASS COMMUNICATION & MEDIA ARTS are as follows: 1.

extenuating circumstances) relating to students to School Office for storage with student file • Offer advice on career issues related to own professional expertise and provide references. Athens Module Co-ordinators Each module is administered by a Module Co-ordinator through liaison with the Programme Leader. Social Sciences and Management: Dean: Dr Christine Bovis – Cnossen Head of Subject. It considers any matters directly related to the programme and to report or make recommendations as felt necessary to the Programme Committee. assessment extensions. Personal Academic Tutors You will be allocated to a member of staff for ongoing academic support. and future and possible developments. problems with organising workload • Offer adaptive strategies and dealing with academic problems or other student difficulties including absences • Liaise the Board of Examiners. All programmes of the University have a number of committees responsible for managing their operation and making decisions about students' academic performance. Media Communication and Performing Arts and Senior Lecturer. programme committee or support staff on behalf of the student as required • Provide records of documentation (tutorial forms. Programme Leader The Programme Leader is Magdalene Remoundou Political Scientist & TV Director and Production Manager AKMI Metropolitan College.Programme Management The BA in Mass Communication & Media Arts will be administered by the Dean of School of Arts. The role of the Personal Academic Tutor is to: • Discuss and advise on modules. Film and Media : Dr Richard Butt. Module Co-ordinators will be supported by external visiting lecturers with expertise in the subject areas. letters relating to progress through programme. these are: • Student Staff Consultative Committee • The Programme Committee • The School Board • Boards of Examiners • Joint Board of Examiners Student Staff Consultative Committees A Student Staff Consultative Committee operates for each programme of study to provide a forum for students and staff to have constructive discussion about the programme in general terms such as the demands of the programme on students. The membership of the Committee is drawn from staff teaching 33 .

review and development of the programme and students. access to teaching rooms. Its membership includes all full-time academic staff who teaches or assesses on the course and student representation from each year of the course. the Dean of School. This Committee is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the academic standards of the programme through monitoring and evaluation of the aims. and negotiations with. The Programme Committee for the BA in Mass Communication and Media Arts will be chaired by the Programme Leader. accreditation or assessment of the programme to the appropriate professional and accreditation bodies. it is responsible for agreeing the level of performance for each student on each module under consideration. Additionally this Committee reviews academic regulations. The minutes of these meetings are attached in the Annual Monitoring Report to be discussed in the Board of Examiners at the end of the academic year. whereas a member of staff will act as secretary.on the programme and student representatives with more students than staff. Analytically. procedures and regulations. Minutes from this Committee are presented to the Programme Committee for discussion/review and action. The Board reviews the students' whole performance across all the modules and makes decisions. Each academic year there are 3 scheduled meetings of the Student Staff Consultative Committee (1 in the middle of each semester and 1 after the first exam period) in order to review the educational procedures followed so far and find solutions to possible students difficulties. The Student/Staff Committee will be chaired by one of the student representatives. Boards of Examiners Boards of Examiners are responsible for making decisions about students' performance including decisions about progression and award. It will monitor student admission. The student membership should cover the main subject areas and activities of the programme. admissions policy statements. The Programme Committee The Programme Committee is the major decision-making body and is the forum for policy concerning conduct. student progress and evaluate the provision of student counselling and welfare provision as well as being responsible for the formal submission of the necessary documentation for the approval. confirming marks for modules and deciding whether a student should be awarded a pass or fail in any module within their jurisdiction and the mechanisms for re-assessment especially in cases of extenuating circumstances. The Board. The chairperson may invite any non-member to attend a meeting and participate in the discussions. objectives and structure of the programme and to ensure the establishment and development of mechanisms to ensure student feedback is available in a timely manner. This includes such detail as time-tabling. Minutes from this Committee are presented to the School Board. in line with the University’s established procedures. If there is a case of an urgent issue which needs to be immediately resolved then an extra meeting takes place. in reaching 34 . access to specialist facilities. assessment instruments and the development of teaching and learning methods. It is responsible to ensure that the programme is resourced to agreed levels by recommendations to. and the Deans of any contributing Schools and that the programme delivery is effectively managed. It exercises the overall academic and operational responsibility for the programme and its development within defined policies.

its decisions. The AMR consists of a review of the academic year that has just been completed. The Programme Leader. Media & Communication. there are at least two meetings of the Board of Examiners each year. which refers to the progress of the course according to the Exam Board. a document written by the Programme Leader with the participation of the programme team where needed. Normally. one at the end of Semester 2 and the other after the re-examinations prior the beginning of the new academic year in order to decide on the students’ performance in the reexaminations. The Subject Group is responsible for the overall management of the Programmes within its grouping. the Programme Team and the External Examiner take part in the Joint Board of Studies. The programme BA in Mass Communication & Media Arts belongs to the QMU School of Social Sciences. The Board of Examiners is chaired by the QMU Head of Subject appointed by the Senate. Joint Board of Examiners After the completion of each academic year and prior to the beginning of the new academic year. the Programme Leader. within this group is responsible for the day-to-day running of the programme. any programme specific regulations approved at the time of validation and laid out in the definitive programme document. a Joint Board of Examiners takes place which thoroughly analyses the Annual Monitoring Report. The programme leader and the programme committee refer and report to the QMU Dean of the School of Social Sciences. Subject Group Team Each Programme belongs to a Subject Group. a report by the Programme Leader as a reply to the External Examiner’s report. final decisions are taken and start to get materialized by the responsible QMU Committees. the minutes of the Student and Staff Consultative Committee meetings as well as a table with the issues that have to be resolved and the kind of action that will be taken. 35 . Media & Communication. During this Board. exceptionally. The Head of School (convener). is guided by the University’s academic regulations and.

or you can seek help from a wide variety of University counselling support services 36 .gr Module Leaders and members of the teaching team CORE MODULES Research Project MODULE COORDINATOR Dr Anastasia Veneti Media Culture & Society Dr Anastasia Veneti MODULE TEAM Film & Media in the Public Mr Stamatis Poulakidakos Sphere Dr Anastasia Veneti Media Planning New Technologies Applications In Mass Media Ms Vasiliki (Vally) Konstantopoulou Regulation Schemes in Film Mr Stamatis Poulakidakos & Media Market Internship Magdalene Remoundou STRAND JOURNALISM MODULE MODULE TEAM MODULES COORDINATOR Computer-assisted Achilleas Karadimitriou information management Achilleas Karadimitriou On line Journalism STRAND FILM & TV MODULE COORDINATOR MODULE TEAM DIRECTING MODULES Film & Media Production Efthimios Hatzis Dimitris Koutsiabasakos New technologies in the Electra Venaki Post-Production Sources of advice/guidance If you have any queries about a particular module you should discuss these with the Module Coordinator concerned. Your Personal Academic Tutor is there to advise you throughout your time at University and you should get to know him/her well. If you experience difficulties of a personal or practical/financial nature.The School Board Programme Leader Magdalene Remoundou mremoundou@amc. If you have queries relating to the programme you should speak to your Programme Leader. you can discuss these with your Tutor.edu. If you need general advice about University procedures you should contact you Personal Academic Tutor.

htm If a student.http://www. We aim to offer an accessible curriculum. Unless otherwise specified in the certification. Full details of services available are provided in the University Student Diary or via the Student Services Website which can be found at.qmu. Students should normally submit requests for extra time to Programme Leaders at least six weeks before each diet of examinations. AMC does not support every disability in the new programmes that are about to be materialised until the programmes became stable and the administrative and teaching staff be properly educated in order to handle disabilities effectively. large print scripts etc. use of scribes in assessments 5.uk/prospective_students/student_services/disability. as a result of a disability. extra time being allowed for assessments 3. use of viva voce assessment 6. All Schools have a Disabled Students Co-ordinator to look after the interests of particular students. use of appropriate aids (such as word processor. The entry requirements are the same as for all the students but you also have to provide a certificate showing your adequate knowledge of the Greek Language.ac.qmu. alternative or modified assessments 4. Brailler.uk/quality/pm/default. the Programme Committee/Subject Panel/Board of Studies may determine alternative assessment methods. International Students The University provides support for International Students.) Extra time will be allocated in examinations for students with disabilities and students whose special circumstances may affect their performance. Additionally.Please follow this link to find out what your Personal Academic Tutor can do for you: http://www. bearing in mind the need to assess the student on equal terms with other students.ac. Variations may include the following: 1.htm Information for Students with Special Needs QMU and AMC are committed to equality of opportunity and believes in a culture of diversity and inclusion. We offer flexible educational programmes to suit many different groups of students. In both cases students must submit certification to attest their eligibility. which can be adapted to meet individual needs in an environment where consideration is given to enabling everyone to participate in all aspects of academic and social life. 37 . is unable through special needs to be assessed by the prescribed method for the module. an extension of the normal registration period for completing an award 2. The Board of Examiners will ratify any such decisions. Disabled candidates are dealt and evaluated according to their situation in order to enter the programme. you might want to contact the School Office for help and guidance. such students will be allocated 25% extra time. tape-recorder.

If you require any further help regarding your course please contact your Programme Leader or PAT. 38 . The Students’ Union is run by students for students. who are all elected each year in October to represent students. The role and remit of the Student Representative The Student Representative is responsible for his/her particular year of study of her/his own programme. it aims to provide a safe and friendly environment with which to enhance the student experience at AMC. This will be built into the assessment programme for you unless specifically excluded by a module. Required time commitment of Student Representatives Representatives must commit sufficient time to prepare for and attend at least three Student Staff Consultative Committee meetings and three Programme Committee meetings per academic year. but of course the programme will be able to change its representative at a later date if it so wishes. They should also allow a few minutes each week/fortnight to get the views of students on the programme and to feed back information to them from other bodies. In addition you may take a language-only dictionary into any examination. QMU and AMC Student Union The Students’ Union is the representative. All international students whose first language is not Greek should note that for time limited assessments (examinations) you are allowed an extra 25% of time at any Level 1 or Level 2 examination. They will be pleased to help you to settle comfortably into your new environment. campaigning and recreational body of the students at AMC. The Student Representative has two functions the first is to consult with the students on the programme to get their ideas and note any concerns they may have about any aspect of their education and to represent the ideas and the concerns of students on the programme at the appropriate fora: • Staff Student Consultative Committees • Programme Boards Elections Programme Leaders are normally expected to open nominations for programme representatives within the first two weeks of semester 1.

Assessment is primarily a matter of academic judgement. It is really important that you read and understand this section as you will have to be familiar with the standards set for presentation and content of assessed work and the rules which govern your academic progress. Procedures and Regulations for Assessment & Award This section is designed to provide you with important information about the assessment procedures and regulations for your programme.9% satisfactory performance 30 – 39.9% fail 20 – 29. A student’s overall performance on an undergraduate module will be given marks within one of seven grades as follows: Grade Mark A 70% above B C D E F G Interpretation and an outstanding performance exceptionally able 60 – 69. and the computational structure is designed to facilitate consistent judgements.9% average performance 40 – 49.9% or bad fail below Corresponding level in an Hons degree classification first class upper second lower second third class fail fail fail 39 . here is the University guidance to give you the general idea of what is expected. However.9% very good performance 50 – 59.SECTION 4 PROCEDURES PROGRAMME AND REGULATIONS FOR YOUR 4. Criteria for Assessment Each module has a separate criteria for assessment which you will be given along with the assessment itself.9% poor fail 19.

Almost all the material is directly relevant. methodologies and empirical evidence and their interplay. Lower Second May not address some major aspects of the question. Evidence of independent reading including books and journal articles. May cite personal anecdote. Answer based mainly on lecture material. Clear organisation of material. Little of the material is directly relevant. Often difficult to discern what was intended. Some organisation of the material Assertion with little concern for evidence. Fail Addresses relatively few of the major aspects of the question. Accuracy All the material is accurate. May be too short. Most points expressed clearly and succinctly. Some relevant information from lectures. Little or no factual accuracy Answers a totally different question to that set. methodologies and empirical evidence and to justify claims. Knowledge of relevant material Evidence of extensive independent reading including books and recent journal articles (in addition to suggested readings). Bad Fail Addresses none of the major aspects of the question. Little evidence of relevant knowledge. Third Fails to address a number of major aspects of the question. methodologies and empirical evidence and their interplay. Shows excellent appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of theories. Probably too short. May show knowledge of the historical development of the field. There may be some minor factual errors. Little structure apparent. Almost no relevant knowledge. Hardly ever possible to discern what was intended No structure apparent Assertion without evidence . May rely on personal anecdote. methodology and/or empirical evidence. Excellent (possibly original) organisation of the material. Relevance All the material is directly relevant. Upper Second Covers most aspects of the question. Makes some attempt to evaluate theories.ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS LEVEL3 First Covers all aspects of the question. Not always clear what was intended. Assertion without concern for evidence. Shows good appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of theories. There may be some major factual errors. All points expressed clearly and succinctly. Perhaps some indication of the history of the area. There are no major factual errors. Some of the material may not be directly relevant. There may be many major factual errors. Much of the material may not be directly relevant. Some points may not be expressed clearly. Very clear organisation of material. Coverage question of Clarity expression the of Organisation Evaluation of theory.

May make some attempt to present own view of the material showing some concern for its justification. May make insightful predictions about the future development of the area. 41 . May make sensible predictions about the future development of the area. perhaps integrating evidence from or drawing parallels with other areas of the discipline. perhaps integrating evidence from or drawing parallels with other areas of the discipline. May make some attempt to present own view of the material but with little concern for its justification.Personal Contribution May present own (possibly novel) view of the material. May present a personal view that is irrelevant to the question. May present own view of the material. May present own view of the material but without any attempt to justify it.

Penalties for delayed submission Again. The attachments follow the Bibliography.e. Time of Submission The above table (pg 17) provide information about Submission periods for each assignment. up to 6 days after submission date) a maximum mark of 40% can be achieved for undergraduate programmes and a maximum mark of 50% for postgraduate programmes • if submitted. Specific dates of submission for each module will be announced by either the module leaders or the course leader at the start of each semester. Moreover. their contact with their tutors during the preparation of their assignments and the penalties that they may have in cases of inexcusably late submission. after the due date but within one calendar week (i. . Penalties for writing essays outside the word limitation are presented below:  A piece of written work which exceeds the specified word limit by 10% or more will receive a maximum mark of 40%. Teaching staff does not encourage you to compose enormous essays in order to obtain a good grade but rather clear and concise pieces of written work. In cases where you face a significant problem impeding your assessment participation/submission you should contact your course leader as soon as possible and refer to the extenuating circumstances paragraph in this handbook (Section 1. You should always submit your assignment and participate in written and practical assessment on time. Bibliography and sources should follow the Harvard Referencing System. New students get informed prior the beginning of the new academic year of the course work submission procedures. in a first diet. the importance of deadlines. will have marks deducted according to the following criteria: • if submitted. in a first diet. as you can see in the tables above written assignments have a word limit.e. Any student who submits work to be assessed after the assessment submission date. dedication to QMU assessment regulations is of great importance. after one calendar week (i. without the prior agreement of the Programme Leader and the Module Co-ordinator. as mentioned above. or without good or agreed cause.Coursework style notes Written assignments should be written in Arial or Times New Roman 12 and justified. Do not forget to insert page numbers. 7 days or more) a mark of 0% will be awarded if coursework is submitted after the due date for a re-assessment a mark of 0% will be awarded. pg12).

reference lists and bibliographies Location and process of Submission Written assignments will be submitted to either the school office or course leader at the arranged day and time. supplements to the text. diagrams. references and quotations used in the text. appendices. you should complete a blind marking form with your personal data which will be the cover page of your assignment. The number of words counted should include all the text. students are required to include and clearly state the total number of words used. but should exclude abstracts. You should always provide 1 hard copy and 1 electronic copy. There are cases when the coursework cannot be blind marked 43 . During the submission of your written assignment. Late submission will be penalised (see the previous paragraph).In each piece of written work where a word limit is identified.

if a specific project included interviews or the use of external participants. and ethics as delineated by QMU in the relevant link in every procedure implicating research and interviews. Students are obliged to follow the ascribed procedure and complete specific forms which will be handed out in bilingual versions by the BA in Mass Communication & Media arts administration. AMC adheres strictly to all the regulations on security. (δες σχετικό Link).qmu. and possibly Film & Media Production. You are strongly advised to read this document thoroughly and contact staff members for any enquiry.General Regulations The University has a set of approved regulations which apply to all programmes and set out the criteria for gaining an award of the University.qmu. confidentiality. Οι φοιτητές υποχρεούνται να ακολουθήσουν την προκαθορισμένη διαδικασία και να συμπληρώσουν τις σχετικές φόρμες και έντυπα τα οποία η διοίκηση του BA in Mass Communication & Media arts. participation etc.htm AMC follows QMU rules and regulations.uk/quality/pr/Assessment%20quick%20guide%20(UG). όταν βρίσκονται σε επικοινωνία με το κοινό σε εξωτερικούς χώρους για την ολοκλήρωση των projects τους. The modules that ask for the particular procedure are: Research Project. Σχετικά με τους κανόνες συμπεριφοράς των φοιτητών.qmu. την ασφάλεια.qmu.uk/quality/gr/default. Nevertheless. safety.uk/quality/documents/AssessmentRegulations.htm#regs Research Ethics Guidelines Procedures and Regulations Regarding the rules of conduct of students when they collaborate with the public in external or internal locations towards the completion of their projects. Assessment Regulations Assessment regulations The full detailed assessment regulations can be found at http://www. Links to the relevant extracts from the University Regulations are provided below. the criteria for progression on a programme and standards for assessment in a module.pdf assessment regulations: http://www. την ηθική και δεοντολογία που ακολουθείται στην διαδικασία έρευνας και συνεντεύξεων το AMC συμμορφώνεται με τους κανονισμούς του QMU.ac. for further information please see the current Regulations held on the Quality web site: http://www. Τα projects των μαθημάτων τα οποία προαπαιτούν την συγκεκριμένη 44 .ac. AMC has set specific regulations for BA in Mass Communication and Media Arts.παραδίδει στους φοιτητές προς συμπλήρωση σε δίγλωσση έκδοση. These regulations are stated throughout this document.ac. Significant specific regulations concern attendance regulations (see participation paragraph in section 1 of this document).uk/quality/gr/default.ac.doc http://www.

διαδικασία είναι Research Project.uk/quality/documents/Awards%20Dec08.ac.uk/quality/documents/Revised%20Ethics%20Guidelines%20Oct %202010.uk/quality/documents/ethics%20notification%20form.doc Regulations for Award Undergraduate awards of the University Regulations pertaining to Undergraduate awards of the University are available under Section 8 at the following link http://www. και ενδεχομένως Film & Media Production εφόσον το project περιλαμβάνει συνεντεύξεις.qmu.ac.doc Ethical Approval Form http://www.qmu.doc 45 .doc Notification of Changes Form http://www.uk/quality/documents/New%20Ethical%20Approval%20Form %20Oct10. Revised ethics procedures http://www.qmu.qmu.ac.ac.

either as a formative tool as part of personal development or as a summative tool for the award of credit.uk/lb/information/Guides/harvard_ref_guide. which are available to support your learning and your experience as a University student.ac. We don’t want to waste your time teaching you about things you already know therefore Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a way to apply for partial or full exemption from having to undertake a module. Communication and Performing Arts and as such will be dealt with on a case by case basis with credit being given if relevant. All other qualifications will be mapped against the SCQF framework and QMU standards of the division of Media. You can find a “Write and Cite Guide” on the QMU Library website which can be found at http://www. RPL describes the use of prior learning.SECTION 5 UNIVERSITY SERVICES & SOURCES OF INFORMATION 5. prior to any formal application for the accreditation of prior learning. This acknowledges that there may be a stage of discussion.pdf Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Some students come to QMU & AMC with a range of prior learning and experience.doc 46 . The Harvard System is one way of citing references in your assignments and giving the sources of those references. The learning may have taken place either as part of a formal educational course or as part of an informal life or work experience outside formal educational settings. For the RPL form please click on the following link:http://www. University Services and Sources of Information for all Students This section is designed to provide you with information about central University services and resources.qmu. Harvard Reference System What is the Harvard system? In academic writing you have to credit every source of information and ideas that you have used. It includes information about the main services. The final decision for entry to the programme of a candidate with professional experience and/or prior learning is taken by QMU. contact numbers and sources of further information. reflection and formative assignments.ac. There are several different methods for doing this.uk/quality/documents/Form%20APL2%202007.qmu.

course and module records. Our services can be grouped into four main areas: • • Information and Guidance Student Transition and Skills Development • Careers and Employment Registry The Registry has a critical role in the administration of academic and student services within Queen Margaret University & AKMI Metropolitan College. and for the provision of management information and performance indicators. Ultimate goal of the continual student support is the provision of high quality studies which are according to the modern pedagogic and professional advances as well as your stay in a friendly environment. national and local student application trends. Staff plan and organise validation. tuition fee liability.Support Services and Organisations Student Support Services We do this by providing professional services. through the development of innovative projects. The Quality Enhancement Unit is concerned with advising academic staff and senior management on all aspects relating to quality assurance and enhancement. access and hardship arrangements. academic staff and senior management on all aspects relating to examinations. Graduation. and matriculation procedures. The Records Administration function provides advice to students. academic staff and senior management with appropriate and up-to-date information on all aspects relating to entry requirements and admissions' procedures and processes. effective and professional service to the various client groups to whom they provide information. Staff are responsible for statistical returns to external bodies. review and accreditation events. student academic programmes and student academic transcripts. statistical returns to external bodies. support key academic committees such as the Quality Assurance Agency. and by working with other colleagues and the Student Union to provide support for all aspects of student life. advice and support. management information and performance indicators. The Admissions function provides prospective and current students. AKMI Metropolitan College provides you the support and help you might need during your studies for the smooth operation of the educational procedures. External Examiners. Boards of Examiners. The Quality Enhancement Unit is 47 . The Registry of AMC follows the procedures of QMU Registry since the educational procedures and the regulations are common and apply to both institutions. Staff of the Registry aim to provide an efficient.

AMC which follows the QMU guidance and practice for the programmes that are originated by QMU is about to enhance its educational provisions in the near future in order to provide education to any interested. The QMU department that is responsible for the information. Educational institutions’ buildings follow the construction regulations that are related to the students’ safety in cases of emergency and immediate evacuation of the building. The Greek legislation regularly checks on the proper fire safety procedures. There are first aid kits in certain areas of the buildings. Health & Safety Arrangements Adherence to the safety practices laid down by the University and your School is required by all students within the School. The Administration of the AMC is responsible for the proper application of the above regulations and procedures. Equal Opportunities at QMU & ΑMC QMU welcomes diversity amongst its students.qmu. Furthermore. AKMI Metropolitan College is supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education and is obliged to follow all the fire safety regulations that the Greek legislation defines for the buildings of Greek Educational institutions. staff. the Quality Enhancement Unit co-ordinates research degree activity in the University by providing a central administrative function to enable. You can find the QEU website at: http://www. Key activities include administration of all University research degrees and the provision of pro-active policy advice and support to our research population.htm Staff of the Registry develop and implement policy and procedures in relation to all of the above. the administrative staff and the programme leaders are in constant communication with the responsible QMU staff. The institution is committed to ensuring that all of its activities are governed by principles of equality of opportunities. recognising the particular contributions to the achievement of the institution's mission that can be made by individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Please. applicants and visitors. Life Long Learning seminars are organized by QMU in Athens having as a goal to educate educators by sending QMU educators. ask the secretary of the building you are. Similar seminars are also organized by AMC for the education and information of its teaching staff in general. enhance and facilitate effective research degree procedures.uk/quality/gr/default. the educational institutions’ buildings in Greece have to be anti seismic.ac. AMC is under the preparative procedures in order to support students with 48 . Since this issue needs to be carefully handled. Additionally.also responsible for overseeing the University's system for External Examiners and for monitoring adherence to the University's academic policy and procedures. To achieve this goal. development and progress of the educational qualifications and skills of the teaching staff includes in its educational activities the teaching staff of QMU programmes that are materialized by AMC.

ac. Οur programmes can be attended by students with dyslexia.disabilities. To ensure you get every opportunity to appeal QMU and AMC have set up an Academic Appeals Procedure.qmu. To access the Registry of QMU website please click on the following link: http://www.qmu. A student has the right to appeal in certain circumstances if he or she is unhappy about an assessment or examination result.uk/quality/documents/Academic%20Appeals%20Procedure %20Update%20June%202010. Those hearing the appeal will not attempt to re-examine the student.ac.PDF 49 .ac.doc Other Information This handbook has a lot of information within it and provides links to a huge range of electronic information. a problem that AMC can handle due to its long experience.uk/registry/. Please remember the staff at QMU and AMC are here to help. but will consider whether or not the decision of the Board of Examiners was fair.qmu.uk/quality/documents/assregs09. You can find full information relating to the Academic Appeals Procedure at: http://www. nor to appraise the professional judgement of the examiners. and whether or not all relevant factors were taken into account. The appeal may be in respect of any decision of the Board of Examiners that affects the student’s grade or progress. Academic Appeals Procedure With the best processes and systems in place things can still go wrong. To access the current assessment regulations please click on the following link http://www.

Data Protection Principles Personal data must: 1. not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.doc 50 . unless that country has equivalent levels of protection for personal data. be accurate and kept up to date. 4. 2. The 1998 Act contains eight Data Protection Principles with which the University must comply at all times when processing personal data. 5. The University and all its staff who process or use personal information must ensure that they follow these Data Protection Principles at all times.ac. the University has developed this Data Protection Policy You can find more guidance on University procedures in compliance with the Act at: http://www. be obtained and processed fairly and lawfully and shall not be processed unless certain conditions are met. 7. In order to ensure that this happens. be processed in accordance with the data subject's rights. to fulfil its purpose and to meet its legal obligations to funding bodies and government. be obtained for a specified and lawful purpose and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose. not be transferred to a country outside the European Economic Area. for example about its staff and students. 8. be kept secure from unauthorised access.uk/foi/docs/Data%20Protection%20Policy. 3. accidental loss or destruction.qmu. be adequate. 6.Appendix 1 Data Protection Act 1998 Introduction The University needs to keep certain personal data. In holding personal data the University must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 & the Greek Law 2472/1997. relevant and not excessive for those purposes.