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Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in our QM Elevate classes. Please check below for our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have a query not covered here, please contact our Programme Admin at 

The modules fall into two categories: credit-bearing and non credit-bearing study only modules. The only credit bearing modules are the ones offered for Associate students, which are EAL4750 Engaging Critically with Writing, EAL4760 Exploring Spoken English, and EAL5600 Morphology of British Culture. All other modules are study only. Nevertheless, all modules do appear on transcripts.

The non-credit bearing modules are open to all students at all academic levels. The writing, proofreading, presenting, reading, and listening modules are suitable for both British and International students.  The Grammar in Context and English in Social  Settings modules are designed for International students, whose first language is not English. Please read module descriptions. This will help you decide if a given module is for you. 

Attendance is not mandatory on QM Elevate modules as these are study-only. However, students are encouraged to attend regularly and arrive punctually for all classes in order to gain maximum benefit.

The classes will be workshop-based and the emphasis is on interaction both between the tutor and members of the class and between the class members themselves. You will have two class hours per week for each module you book. You will receive focused and personalised feedback on your work. 

There is no formal assessment on the non-credit bearing QM Elevate modules as these are study-only modules. The classes are aimed and skills development and learning. 

You will receive feedback on all work that is submitted. You are expected to read the feedback carefully and to ask the tutor for further clarification if anything is unclear. Understanding and acting on feedback will lead to improvements over the course of the semester. Students on all Insessional modules, who attend at least 50% of the classes will receive formal written feedback from their teachers.  This will be available after the end of the term via MySIS.

Registration is exclusively online, via MySIS. An announcement is sent out to all students when registration opens.  From your MySIS home screen, click on Insessional Course Bookings. Then follow the links through to get information on each module and details of times/days offered. Choose the classes that suit you and your timetable.  Only available classes will show. If you want advice on the best types of courses to follow, or wish to have an informal discussion of the suitability of courses available, you can email Dr Weronika Fernando, QM Elevate Programme Convenor, or email our Programme Admin at 

If, for whatever reason, you decide you no longer wish to attend the Insessional module(s) you booked, just go back into the Insessional Course Booking task in MySIS and follow instructions there. That will leave your place open for another student who would like to take the class.

No. There are only a certain number of places in each class. Once the class is fully booked, it is no longer visible in the course booking task in MySIS. If it's not there, it's full.  If someone cancels their booking, the class will reappear on the list.

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