If you are a first- or second-year student at the University of Worcester, you should be choosing you modules for next year NOW!
Who can help?
The Programme Advisory Service assists students in the planning and registration of programmes of study, including advice on the selection of modules and changing subjects or pathways.
The Advisers are contactable by telephone on 01905 542727 at the following times:-
Monday 10am – 3pm
Tuesday 11am – 3pm
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Thursday 10am – 3pm
Friday 10am – 3pm
When to select modules?
For first- and second-year students who are choosing their modules for the next academic year, the deadline is Friday 25th February 2022.
Some modules are mandatory; this means that you will have to select them. If you really do not want to do them, it may be worth considering changing pathways or courses, in which case you will need to speak with a Programme Adviser. They will be able to discuss your options and explain any implications making such changes may have. Details of which modules are mandatory can be found in your course handbook and on SOLE.
Changing a module
When you have made your selection, you can still make a change by using the “Module Change Request” option on your SOLE page under the ‘Course Information’ tab. If you have difficulty with this – or are looking for some advice on making a change – please speak with a Programme Adviser.
To find out the availability of modules, you can view the module directory via your SOLE Page. Your Personal Academic Tutor and the Careers Advisers can offer you advice on which modules might be the most appropriate or useful for particular careers or postgraduate study.
Changing full-time and part-time study
If you would like to change your mode of study (part time or full time) please complete a “Change Mode of Study” form. This can be found under the ‘Course Information’ tab on the SOLE page.
You will also need to speak with a Programme Adviser before this change can be approved.
If you are thinking of changing your course and know what you would like to change to, please contact the admissions tutor. Details of who they are can be found on the webpage for that course.
You can submit a “Course Transfer Request” using the online form, which can be found under the ‘Course’ tab on your SOLE page. However, we would always recommend that you speak with a Programme Adviser to discuss making the change, how to proceed and when this change could happen.
Ways of choosing your modules
If you have a particular career in mind, it might be worth contacting one of the Careers Advisers to ask whether they feel certain modules would be more appropriate than others. Person Specifications and Job Descriptions of the types of jobs that you would be interested in applying for when you leave university can also provide a useful starting point in highlighting essential or desirable skills. Certain modules may enable you to demonstrate these more effectively than others.
You might want to concentrate on the now rather than careers for the future and pick modules that you know you will enjoy or ones that are of particular interest.
Some modules naturally follow on from others and if you have enjoyed them or have done well in the first one, choosing the second one is usually a good move. Do remember though that despite your degree being made up of different modules, all of them, regardless of subject, interconnect enabling you to transfer knowledge, skills and experience from one to another. Do not just work on a module, pass it and then forget everything that you have learnt from it. Keep your assignments, notes etc. as you never know when they will come in useful again, e.g. your Independent Study might refer to a subject that you studied in a first year module or a topic that came up in one module may appear in a different module.