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Welcome to B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media Monday, 20 th September, 2004 BSc (Hons) Welcome to B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media Monday, 20 th September, 2004 BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Programme Leader n n Programme Leader: Barry Dean Email: uwe@barrydean. net Web home page: Programme Leader n n Programme Leader: Barry Dean Email: [email protected] net Web home page: www. barrydean. net Room number: 2 P 16 B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Programme Structure n n n The normal (sandwich) route through BSc Digital Media takes Programme Structure n n n The normal (sandwich) route through BSc Digital Media takes four years. In year-one you study six modules In year-two you study six modules In year-three you undertake an optional industrial placement. In year-four you take a number of modules including a choice of Project B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Year one n Each module introduces knowledge on a specific subject area: n n Year one n Each module introduces knowledge on a specific subject area: n n n Informing and Communicating in Practice Systems Development Media Technologies Introduction to Program Development Multimedia Sound Production Developing Interactive 3 D Environments B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Option Choices n Year one – all core modules n Year two – all Option Choices n Year one – all core modules n Year two – all core modules n Year three – option modules and choice of Digital Media Project B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Lectures and Tutorials n For each module you normally attend: n n n 6 Lectures and Tutorials n For each module you normally attend: n n n 6 One one-hour lecture per week One one-hour tutorial per week There also a number of Graduate Development Programme (GDP) sessions scheduled in the year B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Coursework n n Discovering a module coursework deadline n Go to Students Online (see Coursework n n Discovering a module coursework deadline n Go to Students Online (see above) and access the Modules link n Enter the module code or name n Look for the Submission Date field Discovering how to find all your current assignments’ deadlines and cover sheets n Go to my. UWE n Follow the Help link (at the bottom of the page) n Follow the Courses link n Follow the Coursework link B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Important Documents n n 8 When you checked in this morning (Q block reception, Important Documents n n 8 When you checked in this morning (Q block reception, 0900 h to 1000 h), you should have received a copy of: n The week’s induction schedule for your programme During this session I will distribute: n Your timetable n “Bridge that Gap” social activity handout B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Induction Schedule n n Today: Welcome to Your Course and Registration Wednesday: n n Induction Schedule n n Today: Welcome to Your Course and Registration Wednesday: n n n 9 talk: Support and Resources event: Group Social Activity Thursday: Fresher's Fair (ECC) B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

University Structure n n 10 Your programme is Digital Media Located in the Creative University Structure n n 10 Your programme is Digital Media Located in the Creative Technologies Cluster In the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies In the Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET) B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Faculty Structure Within FET there are five other departments n which between them offer Faculty Structure Within FET there are five other departments n which between them offer a wide range of programmes, e. g. : n BA (Hons) Geography n BSc (Hons) Mathematics n BSc (Hons) Engineering n 11 B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Graduate Development Programme (GDP) n The regular GDP programme sessions will help you to: Graduate Development Programme (GDP) n The regular GDP programme sessions will help you to: n n n n 12 Work in groups Relate module content to your overall programme Articulate your knowledge and skills Improve your employability prospects Plan your learning needs Your first session will be indicated on your timetable Your tutor will tell you then how the remaining sessions will be scheduled The department’s GDP coordinator is Nick Plant (nick. [email protected] ac. uk) B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Student Portal n my. UWE is the UWE Student Portal n my. UWE is the UWE "portal" through which you can access a range of online services and data including: n n n To access the my. UWE portal: n 13 Blackboard The library Your assessment results Your timetable n n Click the my. UWE tab on the university’s home page (www. uwe. ac. uk) Or click my. UWE icon on a PC’s desktop B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media Log in

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Blackboard n n n 15 Some of your module leaders will store lecture and Blackboard n n n 15 Some of your module leaders will store lecture and tutorial material, as well as assignments and readings, on the Blackboard online system on the web, where you can access them. You can access Blackboard from my. UWE You will need to enter your user name and password, both of which you will receive at registration. B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Information for Students n Access your department’s web site: n n n 16 http: Information for Students n Access your department’s web site: n n n 16 http: //www 1. uwe. ac. uk/et/csct/forstudentsandstaf f. aspx Choose the “For students and staff” menu option You will see a collection of very useful links to e. g. : n My. UWE n Library n Blackboard B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Our Expectations of You n n 17 “Students are individually responsible for managing their Our Expectations of You n n 17 “Students are individually responsible for managing their learning and are required to undertake all assessments in the format and at the time specified in module specifications and in information provided by faculties. ” In addition to lectures and labs/tutorials, you should study each module at least 4 hours or more a week B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Academic Regulations and Procedures The regulations which you are under are called the Academic Academic Regulations and Procedures The regulations which you are under are called the Academic Regulations and Procedures 2011 -12 n You should review these regulations n You can find them at: n http: //acreg. uwe. ac. uk/rf. asp n 18 B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Assessment n n Your performance on each module will be assessed. Normally, this will Assessment n n Your performance on each module will be assessed. Normally, this will involve: n n n There may be other means of assessments for some modules, e. g. n 19 One exam per year One or two coursework assignments per year In-class tests B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Passing n 20 To pass a module n at least 35% in examination n Passing n 20 To pass a module n at least 35% in examination n at least 35% in coursework n 40% average overall B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Additional Assessment Points n n n 21 “the stated deadline is the last date/time Additional Assessment Points n n n 21 “the stated deadline is the last date/time by which work should be submitted” Students have one attempt (i. e. a maximum of two opportunities) at the assessment for a module Accepted extenuating circumstances may provide one more attempt B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Coursework n n n 22 Discovering a module’s assignment deadlines and cover sheet n Coursework n n n 22 Discovering a module’s assignment deadlines and cover sheet n my. UWE Some assignments will be submitted online Discovering more about assignments n Go to my. UWE n Follow the Help link (at the bottom of the page) n Follow the Courses link n Follow the Coursework link n (or go directly to: http: //info. uwe. ac. uk/myuwe/guidance/courses/coursework. asp B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Handing in Work n n 23 You should receive each coursework specification at least Handing in Work n n 23 You should receive each coursework specification at least 4 weeks before its submission date. You attach a coursework cover sheet (obtainable online from my. UWE – see previous Coursework slide) Submit coursework in the Project Room 2 Q 30 (open 9 am to 6 pm) Coursework deadline: 2 pm on the handin date (or earlier)! B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) n n n 24 second year students run weekly study Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) n n n 24 second year students run weekly study sessions to help you to improve your understanding of a module all sessions are on your timetable for more on PAL see n http: //www 1. uwe. ac. uk/students/studysup port/peerassistedlearning/aboutpal. aspx B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Library n n n 25 n Open 24/7 from the 26 th Sep. Automated Library n n n 25 n Open 24/7 from the 26 th Sep. Automated book-borrowing machines need: n Your UWE Library ID number (on your student card) n Your Library PIN On 4 floors featuring a range of study space (silent to group study), bookable computers, bookable rooms for group work. Find information on the library by clicking the “Library Services website tab” on the university’s home page at www. uwe. ac. uk n Look at a guide to Reading, Writing and Referencing by: n Following the Study Skills link UWE’s ELibrary portal: http: //www. uwe. ac. uk/library/elibrary/ n For the library’s electronic journals Ask a Librarian: http: //www. uwe. ac. uk/library/help B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media n Includes 24 h chat facility

Plagiarism n n 26 When writing your assignments or projects, AVOID: n Copying large Plagiarism n n 26 When writing your assignments or projects, AVOID: n Copying large chunks from books or the web; n Unauthorised sharing of work; n Including the work of experts in your own work without proper acknowledgement through referencing If you do not, you will be penalised! Read about Assessment Offences in the Academic Regulations and Procedures 2011 -12 (page 110) For more information on plagiarism: n Go to: iskillzone. uwe. ac. uk n and follow the plagiarism link B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Study Skills n The following web sites will help you improve your academic writing Study Skills n The following web sites will help you improve your academic writing and other study skills: n n n 27 http: //iskillzone. uwe. ac. uk/Render. Pages/Render. Home. Page. a spx http: //www. uwe. ac. uk/library/resources/hub/ Improving your academic writing skills, particularly your referencing skills, will help you avoid plagiarism B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Student Advisors n If you have non-academic problems (fees, extenuating circumstances, like illness, etc. Student Advisors n If you have non-academic problems (fees, extenuating circumstances, like illness, etc. ), you should: n make an appointment to see your Student Advisor in Room 2 Q 56 using the online system accessible at: n n n 28 http: //www. cems. uwe. ac. uk/exist/Student. Adviser. Email. xql If you have academic problems with, or concerns about, a module, you should take them up first with the module tutor, then with the module leader. If the issue is still unresolved, see your programme leader. Problems experienced by the whole cohort that remain unresolved should be brought to the attention of your student representative, who should then raise them on your behalf at the next Programmes Staff Student Liaison Group (PSSLG) meeting (at least one each term) B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Communication n 29 Staff will communicate with you via: n E-mail: you will be Communication n 29 Staff will communicate with you via: n E-mail: you will be able to use Microsoft Outlook; staff will!!; so you should check Outlook for new e-mail regularly n My. UWE (UWE Portal) n SMS n Register for SMS texts via My. UWE as follows: 1. Login to My. UWE 2. Click on 'My Details' 3. Enter their mobile number into the mobile number field 4. Put a tick in the tick box to 'accept SMS texts from UWE' n Blackboard (see a previous slide) B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Student Representatives n n n n n 30 It is very important that you Student Representatives n n n n n 30 It is very important that you choose a Student Representative Your Student Rep. will be able to raise issues and concerns over the programme with programme staff at two Programme Staff Student Liaison Group (PSSLG) meetings and two informal meetings held each year. Students Reps may also sit on other Faculty and University committees, e. g. Faculty Academic Standards and Quality Committee They are also invited to the Student Rep Department Forum and elected representatives are invited to the University Student Representative Council In 2011, a student from your department won the “Vice Chancellor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement”. Trained Students Reps will be paid £ 6. 74 per hour for attending official meetings Student Rep training will be provided by the Students’ Union The FET Students’ Union Rep. Coordinator is Bethan Foweraker (Bethan. [email protected] ac. uk x 82963 Room 5 F 2) More information about Student Reps can be found on the Students’ Union website: www. uwesu. org/studentreps B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Student Ambassadors n n n Represent UWE, meet lots of new people and get Student Ambassadors n n n Represent UWE, meet lots of new people and get well paid!!! We are looking for confident, reliable, flexible and friendly team players to represent the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies You'll be working at a range of events including Open Days, school workshops, public events, and providing tours to visitors; you will be helping to promote the Department as well as the Faculty more broadly It is a great opportunity for you to pick up some key skills and enhance your CV while earning some extra cash: n Novice ambassadors: £ 6. 84 p/h n Experienced ambassadors: £ 7. 21 p/h To apply: n n 31 Register online at: http: //www. cems. uwe. ac. uk/exist/show. Page. xql? pageid=ambassador Or see Helen in 3 Q 79 B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Second-hand books n The Students Union will be launching a new online marketplace in Second-hand books n The Students Union will be launching a new online marketplace in October n n n 32 Use it to buy and sell second-hand books The University bookshop also sells secondhand books Programme notice boards in the faculty often feature lists of books students are trying to sell B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Social Event: “Bridge the Gap” n Wednesday 21 st September: n 1300 h to Social Event: “Bridge the Gap” n Wednesday 21 st September: n 1300 h to 1630 h: design and build a bridge using only straws n n n 33 Location: Zone D, ECC (see the briefing handout for directions) Teams of five Refreshments Prizes: 1 st prize: £ 20 Amazon Gift Certificate for each team member; 2 nd and 3 rd prizes Collect briefing handout (including directions) from me now ! B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

More Useful Information n n 34 Students’ Open Access Lab. is in: 3 P More Useful Information n n 34 Students’ Open Access Lab. is in: 3 P 10 The IT Help Desk is in: 3 P 12 The Project Room is in 2 Q 30 If you have special educational needs, e. g. dyslexia, contact the Disability Coordinator in 2 Q 56 (email: alison. [email protected] ac. uk) B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Useful Advice n Make sure you: n n n 35 Can find the Help Useful Advice n Make sure you: n n n 35 Can find the Help Desk (3 P 12) Can find the Open Access Lab (3 P 10) Can find the Project Room (2 Q 30) Study the assignment schedule (hand in dates) and plan your work around it! Keep copies of your assignments B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Fire Alarm n n Continuous sound means EVACUATION!! Intermittent sound means stay where you Fire Alarm n n Continuous sound means EVACUATION!! Intermittent sound means stay where you are until: n n 36 It stops: OK It changes to continuous: EVACUATE Do not use the lifts to evacuate Help anyone who is struggling to evacuate B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Important web addresses n n Students Union: n http: //www. uwesu. org/ Faculty of Important web addresses n n Students Union: n http: //www. uwesu. org/ Faculty of Environment and Technology n http: //www 1. uwe. ac. uk/et/ Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies n http: //www 1. uwe. ac. uk/et/csct. aspx Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) n 37 http: //www 1. uwe. ac. uk/students/studysupport/peerassistedlearnin g. aspx B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

Documents n Don’t forget to pick up here and now: n n 38 your Documents n Don’t forget to pick up here and now: n n 38 your timetable a copy of the “Bridge that Gap” social event briefing handout B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media

My Website Resources n n I maintain a website at UWE and www. barrydean. My Website Resources n n I maintain a website at UWE and www. barrydean. net has links to my UWE homepage and modules I lead My UWE website lists the Digital Media programme and associated modules and links to any module homepages Modules I lead have an associated module homepage featuring: n n n Lecture notes Tutorial notes Associated resources Bookmark my websites! B. Sc. (Hons) Digital Media