Assessment Type: Group project on a topical issue on Sustainability
Report (2,500 words)
Presentation (5 minutes per team member plus 5 minutes Q&A)
Purpose: To allow students to demonstrate their ability to research, critically
analyse trends and issues in their chosen topic, and communicate their
findings to their peers. The assessment also allows students to further
develop their team working and professional communication skills. This
assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b, c and d.
Value: Report 20%
Due Date: Report: 5:00 pm Sunday Week 9
Presentation: Weeks 10 & 11 – specific times and weeks will be
allocated in class.
Submission: Report: Soft copy uploaded to Moodle and Turnitin – Word .doc or .docx
Presentation: Oral presentation in class.
Hard copy of the presentation visual aids to be handed to the tutor at the
beginning of the tutorial on the day of presentation.
Topic: The principle of Sustainability is to ensure that all existing resources will
be maintained for future generations. Living sustainably is about living
within the means of our natural systems or environment and ensuring
that our lifestyle does not harm society and culture. How do you see
climate change affecting a Country of your choice? Who do you see as
responsible and what measures can be taken by this Country to help
prevent this problem?
Task Details: Students will complete a research-based analysis and evaluation of a
topical issue on Sustainability. The response needs to be developed into
a professionally presented report of 2500 + 10% words. Group
responses need to be adapted into a short 5 minute per team member
presentation plus 5 minutes Q&A
Research: Students need to support their analysis with a minimum of 5 academic
requirements journal articles plus the text. Students aiming for a Credit or
higher grade will need to use more sources. Articles should be relevant
and recent. Non-academic journal sources may also be used, but
relevance and validity should be identified with the lecturer/tutor.
Report format: 2500 + 10% word report. Word .doc or .docx including a Title page,
executive summary, table of contents, appropriate headings and sub-
headings, recommendations/findings/conclusions, in-text referencing and
reference list (Harvard – Anglia style), attachments if relevant. Single
spaced, font Times New Roman 12pt, Calibri 11pt or Arial 10pt
Marking Guide: Full Marking Rubrics will be provided in Moodle