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)


2016-17 Cohort 1, Module 1:

  • Tuesday 13 December 2016
  • Wednesday 14 December 2016
  • Tuesday 18 April 2017

2016-17 Cohort 2, Module 1:

  • Tuesday 20 June 2017
  • Wednesday 21 June 2017
  • Friday 14 July


2016-17 Cohort, Module 1:

  • Thursday 15 December 2016
  • Friday 16 December 2016
  • Thursday 20 April 2017