Thursday, 23 July 2009

Important message for part-time students only

Hi part-timers,

In my Monday, 6 July post "September Dates' I proposed a day change to Friday for part-time students, to ease the timetabling of Stas and Dean. I have heard from one of you who has encountered very real work-related problems with such a change, and that is understandable and I've made arrangements. So far I haven't heard from the rest of the group if this change is fine or equally problematic.

My problem that I forsaw in July is that year 1 and 2 are timetabled at the beginning of the week in J313 with Stas and Dean. In your first year Wednesday was great for me and Kate to be timetabled with you, but between September and December Stas and Dean are locked into heavy delivery.

If you let me know how you are fixed ASAP I can begin to make some provision if there is any problems. Currently Dean and Stas are on summer leave, and so will I be from Monday. So if a change of day to Friday is out completely for everyone, then I will need to arrange some dispensation with both of them to accommodate tutorials during a very busy teaching schedule. That's not to say it cannot be done.

Your final Production module will be pretty much self-directed by yourselves and specialist-tutor tutorials would naturally only take place every few weeks. So I perceive that if Friday is fully or even partially out due to work, then I would negotiate a tutorial schedule with both of them which may mean a lunch-time or end-of-day tutorial. Flexibility and compromise I think will be the motto for the first term of next year. Timetables change in January so things may become less problematic.

If you can do Friday then that is fine, either way please tell me ASAP.

Have a great summer and I'll see you mid-September.

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