Welcome to the School of Journalism and Media

Information for Current Students

  • For more specific information on Module descriptions, Student handbooks, and Progression, please explore your School Blackboard site
  • If you don't understand the information, aren't sure what you should be doing, or have problems with your work, there are lots of people who can help you. 
  • Go to the Student office for Journalism & Digital Communication - Harrington 133 
  • This is your School office. The staff are very experienced and will be happy to help you, or to advise you about procedures and who to contact in any situation. As well as information and help, you can get forms from this office for extensions, extenuating circumstances, transfers, module change, etc. 
  • You have a School site on Blackboard - this is full of relevant information and guidance.  'Favourite' this now and refer to it regularly throughout the year.   
  • Academic Staff - You can contact your personal tutor, or any member of academic staff, for help and advice. 
  • The (i) - The Library Building.
    For general advice you can contact the (i), which is a student information service. 
  • Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
    If there is something you don't know, why not ask your SLO?! The Student Liaison Officer is someone you can go to for a quiet chat, a friendly face and helpful advice. 
  • Futures - Individually tailored careers information, advice and guidance on employability, enterprise and careers.  

Progression Information

Progression takes place in February / March each year. This is the time when you choose the modules you want to study the following academic year, which starts in September.

  • You will be sent information about Progression meetings for your degree programme (or all of the relevant subject meetings for your Combined Honours course). 
  • At the meetings you will be given an explanation of the choices available, and a form to complete detailing the modules you want to take the following year. 
  • The form needs to be signed by an academic member of staff, to ensure that the modules you have chosen are appropriate for your programme of study. 
  • The form is then handed in to the Student office (Harrington 133) so that your chosen modules can be registered on your student profile. 
  • Full time students study 6 modules each academic year, and part time students between 1 and 4.5 modules.
    See your Course Leader or Student Office (HA133) for further information.
    See the School Blackboard site for Progression information/ presentations and forms:

Timely Reminders

September
Have you completed enrolment?
Have you made sure your contact details are up to date on MyUCLan?
Is your finance in place?
Check your timetable contains all your modules for Semester 1.  If you want to change modules, submit a Module Change form (obtainable from HA133/ needs to be signed by a tutor).
Have you met with your Personal Tutor?
October
Are you keeping up with your classes?  Remember attendance is monitored.
November
Are you aware of the Extenuating Circumstances system and how it is used?
December
Are you aware of assignment deadlines and your Semester 1 exam dates?
January
Check your timetable contains all your modules for Semester 2.
Check your contact details are correct on MyUCLan.
February
Look out for information about Progression – make sure you attend your talks.
March
Are you keeping up with your classes?  Remember attendance is monitored.
Have you completed and submitted your Progression form?
Check your exam timetable.
April
Make sure you know your assignment deadlines.  Are you structuring your workload?
May
Make sure you know when your exams are and when your assignments are due in.
June
Have you checked your results?  It is YOUR responsibility to do so, and to seek advice if you have failed an assignment / exam.
July
You should have received details of any reassessments due this month – are your contact details up to date and accurate?
August
Do you have reassessments due in this month?

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