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Project Progress

FTMSc 90-CAT projects:

At your initial project meeting with your supervisor you should discuss project time planning and agree a timetable to meet defined milestones and identify your other course work loadings. For successful completion of your project work it is essential that you plan and progress the work effectively and also maintain regular contact with your supervisor to keep him/her informed of your progress and to seek his/her guidance and advice.

If there is a valid reason for needing an extension to your project completion period, the success of your request may well depend on your supervisor’s confirmation that you have effectively progressed the plan that was drawn up and discussed that progress with your supervisor on a regular basis.

To assist in your project time management, regular submissions to your project supervisor are required. There are TWO formally assessed monitoring points for your 90-CAT project:

  • the first is your Research Outline that will be assessed on a PASS/ FAIL basis (final deadline - 21st January 2019);
  • the second is your Research Methodology that will be assessed on a PASS/FAIL basis (final deadline - 23rd April 2019).

Full details of these assessments are provided in the Study Skills Moodle package and will be discussed in your Study Skills face-to-face sessions.

*** Failure to submit satisfactory assessments will incur a penalty of -5% from your final dissertation grade (per assessment).


FTMSc 60-CAT projects and other student groups:

At your initial project meeting with your supervisor you should discuss project time planning and agree a timetable to meet defined milestones and identify your other course work loadings. For successful completion of your project work it is essential that you plan and progress the work effectively and also maintain regular contact with your supervisor to keep him/her informed of your progress and to seek his/her guidance and advice.

If there is a valid reason for needing an extension to your project completion period, the success of your request may well depend on your supervisor’s confirmation that you have effectively progressed the plan that was drawn up and discussed that progress with your supervisor on a regular basis.

To assist in your project time management, regular submissions to your project supervisor are required. The details of these submissions will be agreed between you and your supervisor as soon as your project is allocated.

You will agree the scheduled submission date for each element of your project (milestone) with your supervisor in the light of your module schedule and your supervisor’s availability. Your supervisor will record on the form the date of actual submission and provide you with written feedback on the submission of each stage.

Regular submission at each stage of work is important. You will be expected to submit your project plan and progress on a regular, formal basis. You can expect your supervisor to give detailed feedback on the submitted work – usually in the form of annotation on your work (as well as the overall general comments recorded above), but do not then expect them to continue giving iterative feedback on the same piece of work.