ONCAMPUS Assignment Brief Academic Year 2021-22
Please read this document carefully. It includes the learning outcomes, assignment task, information
about plagiarism and marking criteria. Please speak to your tutor if you have any questions.
Undergraduate Foundation Programme: Business
UFPB3 – Skills for Business
To be confirmed by your tutor
This assessment counts for 60% of your overall grade for this module.
40% *please note your University may require a higher grade for progression.
To write an individual report investigating the following:
The perception and experiences of international students when studying
in the UK.
Submission of work
Feedback will also be communicated back to you via your tutor. They will
confirm the timescale in which you will receive your feedback.
Unless instructed otherwise by your tutor, please follow the below instructions:
Word count 1,500 words File type Word processed Font 12 pitch font – Arial or Times New Roman Format Double spaced and justified Referencing Harvard system Notes Your assignment must include page numbers and word count.
You will receive a 10% penalty for this assignment if you go over the word
count by more than 10%. If your assignment is significantly under the word count, you may not have answered the question in full and will be
reflected in your overall mark.
The word count does not include contents, end of text references or
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Module learning outcomes: On successful completion of this assessment, you will have met the following module learning
outcomes: Knowledge based outcomes:
LO1. Collect, analyse and present relevant research and data to support a chosen project LO2. Present information effectively to meet audience needs
Skills based outcomes:
• Gathering data and information from a variety of secondary and sources • Communicating relevant information in a variety of forms • Analysing information and make reasoned judgements
Assessment criteria: In order to successfully complete this assessment and meet the above learning outcomes, you must
satisfy the following criteria:
AC1.1 Evidence relevant primary and secondary research carried out to support their work AC2.1 Produce a well-structured research paper with clear findings to support a chosen project AC3.1 Interpret and present the data using appropriate methods to inform others and support
AC4.1 Demonstrate proficient use of Harvard-style referencing (subject to progression university)
Assignment instructions: To successfully complete this assignment, you must conduct a piece of research using a questionnaire
or interviews to investigate the perception and experiences of international students studying in the
UK. Your participants will be your classmates or other ONCAMPUS students.
Examples of the topics you might wish to investigate are:
• Homesickness • Life abroad • Work/life balance • Culture shock
These are just ideas – you can include anything you find of interest but please check the suitability
with your tutor first.
You will then write your findings as a research paper. The research paper is written in third person
formal English, such as you would find in a journal article. It will be treated as a scientific report,
therefore it must be factual, objective and logical in structure and content. You will be given more