If you quote an author ALWAYS put the passage in quotation marks, followed by the author’s name, the date of the publication, and the page number (all in brackets after the quotation). For further details, please consult the Essay Writing section in Chapter 2.
If you get an idea from an author, make this clear by means of a bracketed acknowledgement in the text or a footnote.
Material and ideas taken from the Internet should also be acknowledged by placing the author’s name, the name of the website, and its URL in brackets after the relevant quotation or paraphrase. You should also add the date that you accessed the website.
Any student who remains unclear about what constitutes plagiarism is advised to consult either their tutor, or the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 2nd Edition (New York: MLA, 1984).
Students MUST keep a careful record of notes taken when working on an essay or assignment since tutors may ask to see them for evidence in cases of suspected plagiarism.
This section comprises part of the University’s policy on plagiarism, which can be found in the University’s Academic Regulations Handbook at:
You can also find useful advice on how to avoid it at:
Attendance at, and preparation for, tutorials, seminars and lectures is compulsory, as is the completion of both informal and formal written work. Failure to attend tutorials, seminars and lectures, to adequately prepare for seminars, or to complete written work, may result in an Academic Warning.
An Academic Warning can be issued at any time. The student is given four weeks to make up lost work and perform to the satisfaction of the Director of Undergraduate Programmes. If the student does not meet the specific targets set in the warning s/he may be required to withdraw from the University. A statement of University procedures for issuing academic warnings can be found in the Academic Regulations and Guidance for Students and Staff 2014-15 at: http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/aa/newacadregpages/warnings.htm
Failing a module
If you fail to complete your formative exercise or to submit your assessed essay you will fail your module. Usually, you will be asked to resubmit the work (often with a capped mark of 40) in order to pass the module. In some circumstances, you might be required to retake the whole module again.
If you fail an examination, you will usually be permitted to resit it at the next available opportunity. You are allowed another attempt to retake the examination.
A statement of the University’s assessment procedures, ‘General Regulations for University Examinations and Assessments’, can be found in the Academic Regulations and Guidance for Students and Staff 2014-15 at: http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/aa/regulationshandbook/reg8.htm.
University Academic Procedures
If you have a complaint, do not hesitate to go to see the appropriate person connected to your programme. If the complaint is not something you think your current tutor should deal with, make an appointment with the Programme Director. Student representatives on the Staff Student Liaison Committee for your year will also take up complaints on your behalf. If you experience sexual or racial harassment, you should consult University Harassment Policy which can be found at the following link:
A statement of the University appeals procedure can be found in the Academic Regulations and Guidance for Students and Staff at:
University Code of Practice for Staff and Students
The University’s Codes of Practice can be found in the Academic Regulations and Guidance for Students and Staff at:
Chapter Four: Your Feedback to Us
Student Evaluation of Learning and Teaching
Just as we assess your progress, you may assess your experience of studying Film. Modules are regularly evaluated by anonymous questionnaire towards the end of the module. The results of the evaluation are presented to the Staff-Student Liaison Committee. They are also discussed at the Film Learning and Teaching Committee which monitors and oversees the maintenance and enhancement of teaching quality. Student feedback on our courses has been both responsible and helpful in the past and we hope that you will take this matter as seriously as we do.
Staff-Student Liaison Committee
This committee meets at least once each semester. It is chaired by a student and consists of the Staff-Student liaison officer, Professor Joe Andrew, and two representatives from each year (including postgraduates) who are elected at the beginning of the session. The Students’ Union offers training for student representatives, known as STARS. See http://keelesu.com/activities/stars/ for further information. The committee’s business is to provide a forum in which formal discussion of matters of mutual concern can take place.
This is one of the places where you can bring to our attention ways in which we could improve what we offer, and we discuss with you changes that we have in mind. The Liaison Committee also receives copies of course assessment by students, for comment and discussion. Members of the committee also contact other members of their year by e-mail to gather suggestions for discussion at the meeting or to gather together opinion on particular issues. The Liaison Committee has been a significant force for good in the past, and we expect that it will continue to be so in the future.
Chapter Five: Study Abroad
Studying abroad is a unique and, for many students, life-changing experience. It is also one which can broaden your academic perspectives and improve your career prospects.
Keele has exchange arrangements with a number of overseas universities where you can study for one semester in your second year (language students have different arrangements). The list includes universities in Australia, Canada, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey and the USA. The Centre for International Exchange and Language (CIEL) website has an up-to-date list of which universities are suitable for students studying Film.
There will be a Study Abroad Fair in November 2014, and information sessions in November.
Before you can apply to study abroad you must (a) attend an information session; (b) research the universities that are most appropriate for your subject combination; and (c) complete a budgeting sheet. When you have completed these requirements you should sign up for an appointment with the Study Abroad Adviser who is, Ms Elissa Williams, Global Education Manager, International Recruitment & Development, Marketing. Appointment slots will be posted in the Walter Moberly building in mid-November. The deadline for applications will be in early January 2015 and selection will take place in February-March. You will need to be in good academic standing, and have finished all your Complementary Studies modules at the end of the first year.
For further details see the Marketing and Communications website (above) or talk to the Study Abroad Co-ordinator in Film Studies, Dr. Ceri Morgan email@example.com Tel: 34076. Information files, including student questionnaires, are available for you to consult in the Resource Room in CIED (Room WM0.05, Ground Floor, Walter Moberly Building). The Resource Room is open from 9.00am - 5.00pm on weekdays. Peer advisers (students who have been abroad and now work for CIEL) will be available in the Resource Room to provide assistance from week 3.
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