Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton

HUMA2019 Extra-Curricular Elective

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss your extra-curricular experience, explaining clearly what you learned and how - perhaps from whom - you learned it;
  • Describe and discuss the context(s) in which you gained that experience, so displaying personal knowledge of a non-academic organisation and awareness of its place in some wider business or societal scheme;
  • Present evidence of effective personal performance in an extra-curricular environment;
  • Set well informed goals for future personal and perhaps career development, building on strengths and addressing weaknesses that extra-curricular experience has helped you recognize.


Syllabus content will vary from student to student. This is inevitable given the wide variety of experiences available to students taking the Extra-Curricular Elective. Elective activities comprise by far the largest content component.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching and learning methods include: • 1:1 and/or small group sessions with the module coordinator, to discuss and agree Extra-Curricular Elective proposals • Ongoing tutorial support as required • Optional plenary sessions (2 per semester), facilitated by the module coordinator, allowing Extra-Curricular Elective students to compare notes and learn from each other. Assessment methods You will submit one piece of written work for assessment, toward the end of the academic year - your Elective Reflective. You may OPTIONALLY choose to apply for a Special Elective Achievement award. In consultation with the module coordinator, you will devise criteria by which Special Elective Achievement can be assessed. A three-person panel of judges drawn from across the Faculty of Humanities will meet near the end of the academic year to review submissions and confer awards. If a Special Elective Achievement award is approved by the panel you will be given extra marks - up to a maximum of 10. [These marks will be added to your Elective Reflective mark. The maximum mark you can receive for the module overall is of course 100.]

Assessment tasks50
Work based learning100
Total study time150



MethodPercentage contribution
Additional Work %
Reflective account  (5000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Resubmit assessments 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Anything else not covered elsewhere

Costs will vary from student to student. (Examples: cost of student society membership; cost of travel to and from non-university locations.) Students will be expected to cover these costs themselves and should carefully consider affordability issues when putting Extra-Curricular Elective proposals together.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

Share this module Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share this on Weibo
Privacy Settings