FOAR2000 – Faculty of Arts Research Placement module
Want to get involved in cutting-edge research?
FOAR2000 Research Placement provides you with the opportunity to get involved in the latest research in the Faculty of Arts. By working closely with an academic member of staff and a group of fellow students in a project directly related to ongoing research in the faculty, you’ll have the chance to undertake research tasks negotiated with your project leader in a structured format and learn how research works as well as creating new knowledge. Throughout the course you will be supported by a range of training workshops to develop your research, analytical, and presentation skills, alongside reflective writing.
Running across both semesters 1 and 2, you’ll have the chance to develop your research and communication skills and gain valuable experience in preparation for your final year project. With plenty of scope to shape the research you undertake and what you are assessed on, FOAR2000 is a unique opportunity to get involved in the latest research in your subject.
Who can take part?
This module is open to all UG students.
How does FOAR2000 work?
FOAR2000 combines workshops that all students attend, specific sessions that relate to the skills you need for your project, and dedicated support from your project leader.
In total, you’ll have 10 2-hour workshops, plus project-specific training, and usually meet up with your project leader and / or a Postgraduate student mentor once a week.
How is it assessed?
The module is assessed entirely by coursework and a mixture of individual and group assessment.
- An individual reflective blog (30% of the module mark 10% semester 1, 20% semester 2)
- A group poster presentation (30% of the mark, held during semester 2)
- A group research output (40%, due at the end of semester 2)
How do I get on this module?
After enrolling on this module online, you will be asked to apply for the project you want to work on. Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic performance and aptitude so far in their degree.
Want to know more?
Ask questions at the FOAR2000 twitter account https://twitter.com/FOAR2000 or contact Dr Kevin Linch, firstname.lastname@example.org or Tess Hornsby Smith, email@example.com the project leaders for 2017-18.