SSJ50170 PhD Roundtable Spring 2024

Academic Year 2024/2025

The Roundtables serve two main complementary objectives although the first of these is the primary one:
• First, they give students an opportunity to do presentations on their work and get feedback and support from staff and colleagues. There is a strong emphasis on peer learning and support in the group.
• Second, the Roundtables provide students and staff with the opportunity to discuss texts of relevance to their research. Students may propose readings and all of us read these and discuss them. This gives us a chance to explore new ideas in the field.

Attendance and participation in the Roundtables is important for developing your ideas and getting and giving feedback to others. It is part of the work of the Roundtable to read your colleagues’ work and comment on it at the meeting. This helps their learning and your own.

Students are expected to act collegially by attending all the Roundtables and to engage with other’s work even if it is not in their particular area of specialisation. If you find it impossible to attend a session, please let the coordinators know in advance.

The Roundtables take place every 2 weeks.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The module will help you develop a range of important academic skills including:
presenting to an academic audience
acting as a discussant on an academic paper
asking supportive questions and
providing constructive comments.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Conversation Class




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module employs a range of approaches to teaching and learning including:
active/task-based learning; peer work; one or two short lectures; reflective learning; enquiry & problem-based learning; debates
case-based learning; and student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Participation in Learning Activities: This is a roundtable designed to enable PhD students make progress on their research. It is assessed based on participation and engagement in specified learning activities which are student centred. Week 15 Pass/Fail Grade Scale No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.