This is a literature review
The assessment is designed to support your learning and encourage you to develop the skills of independent study. In particular you will be assessed on your critical understanding of the theoretical and applied dimensions of law and equality in the workplace.
There is one component to the summative assessment for this module:
A project-based written assignment which will address a key aspect of equality law in the workplace setting.
This is a research-based assignment which will require students to conduct a mini-review of relevant literature and other source material. Details of the assignment can be found in Appendix 1.
Students will be expected to critically analyse relevant literature, legislation (statute and case law) and labour market statistics. Formative assessment will be provided throughout the module and will be particularly addressed in the skills development workshops.
Assessment criteria are as follows:
• Level of understanding gained from lecture and seminar material
• Level of understanding gained from the reading (essential and further)
• Critical analysis of the issues raised in the question and the readings
With reference to ONE of the groups covered by the 2010 Equality Act, please present
-a critical review of relevant literature,
-legislation (statute and case law) and
– labour market statistics.
Guidelines on citations and references
In the course of your studies you will be expected to acknowledge books, journal articles, web sites etc, used in the preparation of assignments, projects, essays, and dissertations by producing a list of references and/or a bibliography with each one. The reference list gives details of sources you have referred to (cited) within your text; the bibliography lists sources you have used but not referred to directly.
References (citations) within the body of a report should be linked to the reference list using the Harvard system of referral. This requires the authors’ surname and the year of publication to be inserted at every point in the text where reference is made to a particular document.
There are a number of reasons why you should provide references:
• to demonstrate that you have considered other people’s opinions and read around your subject;
• to acknowledge other people’s work and/or ideas – and thus avoid accusations of plagiarism (plagiarism: is the act of presenting the ideas or discoveries of another as one’s own);
• to provide evidence for a statement;
• to illustrate a point or offer support for an argument/idea you want to make;
• to enable readers of your work to find the source material, e.g. for a particular methodology you have used; and
• to direct readers to further information sources.
When preparing reports, essays, etc. for assignments at UWE, if you wish to refer to something you have read you MUST give a reference for this material.
There are a number of different referencing systems in use. Each one has been developed to suit the particular needs of specific users.
One system used commonly is the ‘Harvard system’. This is the referencing system used within this Faculty.
There are often differences in how this system is implemented as there is no definitive guidance on how Harvard should be applied. However, UWE Library Services have undertaken an extensive review and provide UWE-approved guidance on what is expected by all use the Harvard style.