Credits to be awarded for extra-curricular society involvement

“A scheme rewarding students with academic credits for extra-curricular activities is to be put in place for September 2009. Through the new scheme, students will have the opportunity to be rewarded five credits, in place of an elective module, for participation in non-academic activities, such as working with a society, club or UCD based charity. It is proposed that factors such as the level and range of involvement in activities and possible assessment such as reflective diaries, logs of activities and portfolios relating to activities would be considered, however the exact criteria that students must satisfy to qualify for the credits has yet to be finalised. Whilst recognising student participation, the system also aims to encourage a greater number of students to partake in extra-curricular activities as the number of students participating in societies and clubs has decreased since the introduction of the Horizons modularised system in 2005 … (more)

[Deirdre Fogarty, University Observer, 3 February]

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