PCAP module one

The contemporary academic in context (EFPM900)

This module aims to provide a theoretical grounding in the principles of academic practice and its political and social contexts. Its purpose is to support you in building on your existing skills and knowledge in order to become effective academics and professionals operating with integrity in your departments, in the university and in the national and international context. It is intended to enhance your confidence and effectiveness through informed reflection on your own practice and enable you to thrive within a research-intensive university such as the University of Exeter.

“The tutor feedback is excellent indicating strengths and offering constructive feedback on areas that need to be improved in a very supportive way”. AND “I am very impressed by the overall standards and quality of feedback to students. I would suggest that the student work of very high standard is of publishable quality and this is something that might be recommended to candidates to explore”. External Examiner comments, Module Report Form 2014/15.

For further information on this module, please see the module one course descriptor.

Module dates

You will need to attend all three sessions (09:00-17:00)


2017-18 Cohort 1, Module 1: 

  • Monday 18 December 2017
  • Tuesday 19 December 2017
  • Tuesday 17 April 2018

2017-18 Cohort 2, Module 1: 

  • Tuesday 19 June 2018
  • Wednesday 20 June 2018
  • Friday 20 July 2018


2017-18 Penryn Cohort, Module 1:

  • Monday 25 June 2018
  • Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Wednesday 25 July 2018