Inquiry Based Learning

Module code
and title:
FY028 Inquiry Based Learning Module leader: Ben Abudawood
No. and type:
CW1: Inquiry Project Assessment
time and date:
Thursday 26/05/2022 at 2.00 pm Target feedback
3 weeks after submission


Assignment task
In this assignment, you will undertake an inquiry-based project on a topic related to your subject area and
produce a project report
The nature and topic of your project will be negotiated with your supervisor. Depending upon your subject
area, your project may take one of three forms:
A. Conducting and reporting on a piece of academic or profession-related research
B. Producing an artefact and reporting on how and why you made it
C. Creating a performance and reporting on how and why you created it
Details of the expectations for each type of project will be shared with you by your module tutor and
It is expected that the report (including any other requirements, such as the production of an artefact or
creation of a performance) will be around 2000 words (or equivalent).
You will be expected to devote substantial time to completing this project independently, in addition to any
scheduled teaching in the module.
Whichever form your project takes, you are expected to meet the following milestones (key actions and
dates you need to achieve as part of the process). Precise dates will be agreed with your module tutor and
1. Submit a plan for your project for approval and formative feedback from your supervisor (Week
commencing 07/03/2022).
2. Provide a progress update on your project (Week commencing 04/04/2022)
3. Deliver the project report (and artefact or performance, if required) (Week 15 26/05/2022).


This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your
achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO 1: Collect, select and use information from a range of sources using different methods, appropriate to
the academic discipline and context.
LO 2: Investigate the needs, problems and opportunities of a given situation.
LO 3: Plan and undertake a project to address a subject-related problem or answer a subject-related
LO 4: Communicate effectively, with well-structured verbal and written reports, as demanded in academic
and professional domains.
Task requirements
Written work submitted as part of this assignment should be presented according to the following:
• The essay should be 1.5 line spaced
• Font must be Arial 12
• Follow the reference guidelines
• The word count for this essay is 2000 words, + or – 10%. This means that the final word count
must be within the range 1800-2200 words.
Written work for this assignment should be submitted through the appropriate Turnitin submission point
through VLE.
Written work for this assignment should be saved and submitted as a Word document (.docx) or as a .pdf
file. If other file formats are used, these may not be compatible with Turnitin and the work cannot be
Other submissions should be submitted in an appropriate format, as agreed with your supervisor.
Referencing and research requirements
Please reference your work according to the Harvard Referencing style as defined in Cite Them Right
( This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and
Shields, G. (2019)
Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 11th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan. Copies are available via the University library.


Submission details
You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic integrity, which can be viewed on the
University website:
. In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read and
understood these regulations
Please also note that work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond the submission date will
be considered a late submission. Late submissions will be marked and the actual mark recorded,
but will be capped at the pass mark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard.
Work submitted after this period will not be marked and will be treated as a non-submission.


Before you submit
Please use the provided checklist below to make sure you are ‘fit to submit’ your work
We recommend you use this checklist as soon as you get this assignment brief to help you plan
your work


Fit to Submit: Assignment Checklist
This brief assignment checklist is designed to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes
students make in their coursework.
Have you read the assignment brief? If not, do so now!
In it you will find details of the assessment task, word count, the assessment criteria your work is marked
against, and the learning outcomes – the basis for the assessment strategy in each module.
Students often lose marks by forgetting some of the more straightforward elements of their
assignments. We recommend that you “tick off” each of the points below as you prepare your work for
submission. If you need any help, ask your tutor and/or visit
Have you read and understood the assessment criteria?
Have you
met the learning outcomes? You will lose marks and your work may even be failed if
you have not.
Have you demonstrated you can think and write
critically in the completed work? This means
you have supported your arguments/explanations appropriately e.g. using relevant academic
sources and you have offered discussion points which extends your own or others’ viewpoints
to make reasoned conclusions/judgements.
Have you maintained an
appropriate tone throughout your work? Is your work formal, focused,
developed and clear?

Have you checked that the referencing in your assignment is in line with your programme
Have you proof-read your work and used spellcheck software to check your spelling and
Have you checked the presentation of your work is as specified by your tutor, for example, are
font size, colour, style, line spacing and margins as the tutor specified?
Have you kept to the word count (or equivalent)? If you are not sure, check with your tutor.
Can you confirm that the work submitted is your own and maintains
academic integrity?