GEOG3150 - GIS, Geocomputation and Geoplanning - Semster 2

Generic Coursework and Support Information

Coursework Format

You must affix a coversheet to the front of your work before submitting it. You will find this in the module turnitin folder. You should not put your name on your coursework so that it can be marked electronically, however, you should put your ID number in the header in the top right hand corner of every page after the title page, and the module number in the top left hand corner of every page after the title page.

Coursework Submission

All coursework should be submitted electronically through turnitin by the 2pm on the day of the deadline via the turnitin tab on the VLE module page, except where the module convenor has expressly indicated otherwise. Each assignment will have its own electronic submission pigeonhole in which you can upload your work. Guidelines on how to submit written coursework can be found on the VLE under 'Module Information'. Please read this carefully.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of the deadline for each piece of work. Late submission will lead to the imposition of the normal University penalties, outlined below.

Please note that in the case of group work all members are equally responsible for the submission of coursework by any one member.

VLE Submissions

The time on the turnitin receipt for coursework (which will be added to your submission when you upload the electronic version of your proposal) is definitive in terms of monitoring late submissions. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have allowed enough time to submit your work and that you have a receipt. If your receipt does not appear in your inbox straightaway you can go back to the submission area and request a receipt in order to have confirmation that you have submitted your work successfully. If for any reason the system does not give you an acknowledgement that you have submitted your work, then you should report this to the module convenor by email and attach a copy of the assignment you were trying to upload.

Students with dyslexia

Students with dyslexia should request a dyslexia coversheet be attached to their work when handing coursework in to the office. A soft copy of the dyslexia coversheet is also available online for you to include it in the softcopy of your work when submitting to the VLE.

Coursework Extension Requests

Note: Extensions are only granted in cases were a student has experienced serious difficulty which has prevented the completion of work within the normal time period. This may be due to illness, bereavement, family problems or similar. They are not granted for minor or short term problems, including IT issues.

Should you have any mitigating circumstances which lead to you wanting to request an extension to your coursework deadline, or prevent you from attending an examination please contact Claire Gorner before the day of the deadline or examination. She is located in the Geography Student Support Office, 0113 343 3303, and her email address is Note: Teaching staff are not authorised to grant extensions, all extension requests should be referred to the relevant member of support staff as above.

Mitigating Circumstances

Mitigating circumstances are significantly disruptive or unexpected events which are beyond your control but which might affect your academic performance. If this applies, you should inform your parent school as soon as possible.

Late Submission Penalties

5 marks are deducted for a submission that is made after the deadline (2 pm) on day 1 and any time until 2 pm on day 2. Thereafter students lose a further 5 marks for each subsequent period of 24 hours. If your assessed work is over 14 days late, you will receive a mark of 0.

Academic Integrity

Please make sure that you know what constitutes as plagiarism. The University defines plagiarism as presenting someone else's work as your own, including images and other material as well as text. Do not plagiarise, collude, or cheat in any way. All instances of plagiarism will be treated severely according to University disciplinary procedures. If you are unsure, check the University Library's plagiarism web pages:


Referencing is the acknowledgment of the sources you used when producing your piece of work. Referencing correctly is important to demonstrate how widely you have researched your subject, to show the basis of your arguments and conclusions, and to avoid plagiarism.

You need to give the person reading your assignment enough information to find the sources you have consulted. This is done by including citations in your work and providing a list of references.

You are expected to use the University's version of the Harvard referencing style for your assignments for this module. Guidance on how to include citations within your text and how to reference different types of material using Harvard is provided here:

Reading Materials

The reading list for the module can be accessed via the module's VLE page. This links directly to the library web page and helps you locate books and access journals In addition to this, a more specific reading list will be distributed most weeks which will be targeted at the specific topic covered in the lectures. You are encouraged to read widely and engage with the peer-reviewed academic journal articles. Reading lists are not exhaustive: just because a paper is not mentioned on the reading list does not mean that it is not worthwhile. You are expected to conduct your own searches for relevant journal articles.


Skills@Library provides academic skills teaching and e-learning support so that students and researchers can effectively find, use, apply and present the information they need.

They offer a range of services to support academic skills development:

Royal Literary Fund Fellow

The Royal Literary Fund Fellowship scheme was conceived with the intention of placing professional writers in higher education institutions to offer writing support to all students. The principal aim of the Fellow's work is to foster good writing practice across all disciplines and media. In the Faculty of Earth and Environment is Julian Turner. He is based in the School of Geography and works two days per week. His email address is

Support with numeracy skills

A numeracy tutor, Rachel Homer, is available to students within the School to advise on any aspect of maths and numeracy. This includes help with the various statistical techniques, planning the statistics element of your dissertation and interpreting the results within your dissertation. Rachel is available three days a week and half-hour meetings can be booked by emailing Rachel directly

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