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First Assessment - when it went well, when it did not, grades, group-work and support

October 02, 2020 Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the university of Edinburgh Season 1 Episode 7
First Assessment - when it went well, when it did not, grades, group-work and support
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Ekasi Podcast
First Assessment - when it went well, when it did not, grades, group-work and support
Oct 02, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the university of Edinburgh

Thank you for tuning in. This week on episode 7 of Ekasi’s debut season is a lively discussion between three students; our hosts, Julian Mashingaidze and Geofrey Njovu along with our guest Cosmo Mwamwembe, who is a Chemical Engineering student, and an Edinburgh University lecturer in the Energy, Environment and Society Department, Dr Kirsten Jenkins. They discuss their first time being assessed academically at university and the surprises that came with, and the methods of learning. 

The three students complain to the university lecturer about toughness of the assessment criteria in university which to them, seemed very different in their first year compared to their high school experiences. 

In this engaging conversation, everything you need to know about how exactly university assessments are set up along with the amount of work expected from you is expertly explained by Dr Kirsten. Some important questions are raised in terms of what to do when you find yourself with an assignment for which you do not understand what is required of you or, like Cosmo, you come from a different continent hence a totally different academic system.

Join in on this fun episode as we explore some important questions around university learning in this 21st century with the challenges associated with it and some tips on how to overcome them and achieve your goals. How was your experience with integrating into university? Or if you haven’t gotten into university as yet, how do you think you will fair at your first assessments? These are questions not meant to unsettle you as this episode answers them swiftly with everything engraved in laughter, providing you our valuable listener with a good listening experience. Don’t miss out on the fun, tune in for an enjoyable listening experience.

Edited by Geofrey Njovu
Soundtrack by Ifyeanyichukwu Ezinmadu 

Show Notes

Thank you for tuning in. This week on episode 7 of Ekasi’s debut season is a lively discussion between three students; our hosts, Julian Mashingaidze and Geofrey Njovu along with our guest Cosmo Mwamwembe, who is a Chemical Engineering student, and an Edinburgh University lecturer in the Energy, Environment and Society Department, Dr Kirsten Jenkins. They discuss their first time being assessed academically at university and the surprises that came with, and the methods of learning. 

The three students complain to the university lecturer about toughness of the assessment criteria in university which to them, seemed very different in their first year compared to their high school experiences. 

In this engaging conversation, everything you need to know about how exactly university assessments are set up along with the amount of work expected from you is expertly explained by Dr Kirsten. Some important questions are raised in terms of what to do when you find yourself with an assignment for which you do not understand what is required of you or, like Cosmo, you come from a different continent hence a totally different academic system.

Join in on this fun episode as we explore some important questions around university learning in this 21st century with the challenges associated with it and some tips on how to overcome them and achieve your goals. How was your experience with integrating into university? Or if you haven’t gotten into university as yet, how do you think you will fair at your first assessments? These are questions not meant to unsettle you as this episode answers them swiftly with everything engraved in laughter, providing you our valuable listener with a good listening experience. Don’t miss out on the fun, tune in for an enjoyable listening experience.

Edited by Geofrey Njovu
Soundtrack by Ifyeanyichukwu Ezinmadu