Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

Commitment

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Your self motivation, drive and determination combined with our e-learning platform and support; this is our joint commitment to your success

Your commitment

As a postgraduate student you will receive guidance and support but it is important to recognise that you are expected to drive your own learning.

Therefore our students should be:

Study Planning

Each module will require approximately 10 hours per credit unit (including exams and preparation) so it is important to factor this into your study plan.    

As a first step, identify which modules are available in each semester. We recommend that you do not register for more modules than you can cope with, particularly in your first semester of study.  For this reason, you should not undertake more than two modules each semester. Our learning support team can help you with producing a pathway to completing your MSc. 

Outside the tutor-supported periods, students are expected to follow the material in self-study (non-supported) mode.  

Our commitment       

Our aim is to provide students with the necessary tools to succeed as well as offering guidance and support throughout the learning process.

Feedback is essential to the learning process and is therefore one of the main features of our distance learning approach. Feedback enables you to progress effectively with your studies by answering two basic questions: 

How am I doing? 
How can I improve?

Feedback takes the form of constructive advice sent to you by your tutor when you have submitted each assignment. There are also opportunities for you to receive advice about areas of concern related to the subjects you are studying but not specifically related to your assignments. 

Sharing experience and establishing contacts is also an important aspect of the course. Via the LEARN portal, you will be able to participate in on-line discussions about individual topics or work with fellow students on group projects. 

We also have a dedicated distance learning team who are available to help with any problems, concerns or queries you might have about your studies.

Core Team

Distance Learning Administrator - Jenny Evans

Jenny is responsible for maintaining, monitoring and facilitating the student learning experience of distance learning students and is the first point of contact for pre-application enquiries about the course.

Flexible and Distance Learning ManagerDr Sheryl Williams

Sheryl is responsible for the day to day management of the REST Distance Learning programme which involves identifying and implementing innovative pedagogical solutions to ensure that the flexible and distance learning programmes learning outcomes are met.

She develops e-learning platforms to support distance learning students and ensures that distance learning students receive appropriate academic feedback and tutorial support through supervision and coordination of the academic learning support team.                           

Distance Learning Academic Support Officers - Dr Simon Lloyd and Dr Foteini Plyta

As support officers, Simon and Foteini are responsible for dealing with queries relating to course content. Their role is to help students through their distance learning studies by providing pastoral and academic assistance when necessary.

 

 

In the first instance please contact Jenny Evans, the Distance Learning Administrator if you have any questions.

Accredited programmes

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All our Masters programmes are accredited and successful completion contributes towards a Chartered Engineer application.

 

How to apply