This petition sets out to ensure that students receive fair treatment in assessment marking and the necessary level of support to facilitate high achievement. The petition specifically campaigns to raise awareness of the lack of available revision material on key module themes, to which subsequent Blackboard requests have received negative replies. Firstly, a lack of previous exam questions on module material is exacerbated by the inclusion of 2 new members of staff, meaning questions on Semester 1 and 2 themes will change. Staff refuse to draft study questions to give students a feel for the nature of questions being answered (ie. preference of discussion, critique, analysis etc). No supplementary support document is offered, meaning students are left with no preparation material beyond that of lecture notes - where no study questions are noted. Secondly, staff will provide a revision session on 20th April, where an opportunity for questions will be provided. However, for those that have already commenced revision this will come too late. Without supporting documents and study questions, the lecture may also struggle to provide answers to all student queries. Thirdly, some module themes provide references which are not available as a library resource, further limiting the sources available to students to develop understanding of key module material. This petition aims to raise awareness within both the module faculty and course co-ordinators of the lack of support provided for students. I reiterate, students have no guidelines on the whole of first semester material and no guidelines for at least 2 questions that will appear from second semester material. At a time where high performance is crucial to us all, please support this petition with your signature. It will be presented to module staff on April 20th and also to Mary Morgan as Course Co-ordinator. The intended outcome is to lobby the module staff into providing study questions and to raise awareness of the ongoing problems in module governance amongst higher powers. Thanks for your support. We all stand to benefit.
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