Modules and classes
No matter what your subject, your TILL classes will be taught in seminar groups - there won’t be large lectures, or halls full of people you don’t know.
At TILL we feel it is much more productive to engage in conversation and draw on your experiences, rather than tell you how the world should be.
One of the pleasures of our classes is the great diversity of learners and what they bring to the classroom environment. There is as much to be learnt from each other as there is from the lecturer. Our classes tend to have small numbers of students, most often held on a weekly basis during the semester, and almost exclusively taught in the evenings, so you can continue being a parent, worker, carer, and all the other things adults do whilst studying.
In terms of physical locations, our classes are spread throughout the University. More detailed information on where each class is held can be found at www.shef.ac.uk/till under the heading venues for modules or on the TILL Virtual Office in MOLE2, so if you have any questions, please have a look there.
Modules are chosen before the start of the academic year - if you are beginning your studies, it will form part of the registration process, and if you’re continuing, we will contact you in May with timetables and information of the following years modules for you to make your choices.
There is a three week period at the start of each semester when you are able to change this selection. If you think you have selected incorrectly please speak to the course tutor and/or your programme director. It is possible to add and drop modules beyond these three weeks, however, there may well be financial penalties and/or qualification implications.
It is also worth remembering that if you are receiving Student Finance England Fee Grant or Course Grant, you need to take a minimum of 60 credits per year to retain your funding. It is possible to take modules in full-time departments, subject to availability on their courses; please discuss with your programme director for more details.
All of our modules are evaluated with a standard module evaluation form. We do this because we want to improve our provision each year, and students are often the most valuable source of information about how our teaching has gone.
The forms are collated and programme directors respond to the collated feedback. These responses, including details of actions taken, are made available to students via the TILL Learning and Teaching Committee and on uSpace.
If you think something isn’t going well in your module while you’re taking it, then please get in touch with your programme director, and we can try to put it put right before the end of the course.