Research Engagement 2 - SACO8866

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


You will be asked to attend 4 "presentation of research" type events over the term from across the University. These can include open lectures or research seminars, among other events. You can discuss their choice with their programme convenor if you are unsure that their choice is appropriate. It is assumed that events relevant to your course of study will be chosen in the first instance, if available. You will write a 500-word reflective summary on 2 (of the 4) events that you find most engaging and submit a 1,000-word portfolio along with evidence of which 4 events were attended.

This module should be selected as an optional module to allow students to reach the required number of credits during the taught portion of a Level 7 degree, or as an elective module for any student needing an extra 5 credits due to taking a 15 credit Autumn-term SAC module when their usual modules are 20 credits.


Contact hours

Private Study: 46 Hours
Attending research (and affiliated) events: 4 hours
Total: 50 Hours


Optional to the following courses:

• MA Social Anthropology
• MA, PDip, PGCert Social Anthropology, Humanitarian and Environmental Crises
• MSc Ethnobotany
• MSc, PDip, PGCert Environmental Leadership

Also available as an elective module for any student needing an extra 5 credits due to taking a 15 credit Autumn term SAC module when their usual modules are 20 credits.

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Portfolio of 2 reflective summaries (1,000 words) – 100%

Reassessment: 100% coursework

Indicative reading

The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages (

Learning outcomes

Subject specific learning outcomes:
On successfully completing the module you will be able to:
1. Take detailed notes on presentations by internal and external speakers.
2. Reflect, at an advanced level, on the content of presentations by internal and external speakers
3. Engage with research both allied to, and outside of, their programme of study.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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