INF2A Coursework One has been marked and returned on time. Alex Simpson has emailed out to say that his taking part in the marking boycott which may affect the 2nd coursework for INF2A. Lecturers are asked to tell the students if they are taking part in the boycott but not necessarily anyone else.
ADS students said they were late receiving their coursework marks back, but ADS does not have a marker, so Mary had to mark them herself. There was an extension of one day granted to the 2nd coursework.
There are a lot of deadlines next week, week 10, some students have 2 or 3 coursework deadlines in one day. It was asked why TTS and IAML have 4 courseworks each, they feel that it is too many and they are spending more than 20 hours per submission. (Comments passed to the lecturers.)
The amount of coursework set for these courses can be brought up in the Board of Studies. DBS coursework 2 was released 2 weeks ago but the content of the coursework has just been covered in the lectures.
CCS coursework comments were a bit random and some calculations were unmarked, they are being remarked. CG courseworks 1 and 2 are both worth 50% but the students felt that coursework 2 was much more time consuming to be worth the same as the 1st one. 4th Year Projects, some students felt the group meetings were not as constructive as they had hoped for.
EXC feedback from the coursework was excellent, very informative and useful for the 2nd submission.
Colin asked how the BCS meeting went as the feedback he got from it wasn’t great. The students said the meeting was only half an hour so they didn’t have much time to give out the positive views, so it mainly focused on the negative. Colin said the BCS report will be available after February 2015.
There was some talk on the School’s 0% late policy, this has been in place for a couple of years now; students can obtain extensions from course organisers if there is a valid reason.
There was concern about about the hardware that SLIP uses; the students feel it is out of date and they would prefer to use a more modern and widely supported open source platform such as arduino. (Comment has been passed on to the lecturer.)
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th November at 1.10pm