University of Exeter Handbook (Physics) Questions/Comments Department (Physics)

Stage 2 Tutorial Work

All undergraduate physics tutorials follow the general guidelines for tutorials. The details specific to tutorials for Stage 2 Physics students are as follows:

  1. Weekly homework assignments of two hours duration; some assignments may take more than one week and at least 60% should involve written work.
  2. The core modules: will each normally have three homework assignments associated with them. The first part of each assignment may involve writing an account of (or notes on) a specified range of topics with the remainder devoted to basic problems that illustrate the principles covered in the first part.
  3. The majority of tutorial time should be devoted to work which supports the lecture modules, and laboratory work. This may include dealing with setting and discussing the work referred to above, general discussions, checks on students notes, preparation for mid-term tests.
  4. Short oral presentations by students should be included: possibly on general physics topics/essays in the first semester, and one related to the mini project in the second semester.
  5. A session discussing the structure and presentation of conventional scientific reports, plagiarism, and scientific ethics. Students should be asked to read and reflect on the and be given an opportunity to discuss its meaning and implications. Other useful resources include:
  6. Week T2:01: Individual Self-Appraisal PDP interviews
  7. Towards the end of Term T2 students chould be given a chance to discuss their choice of options for next year.

Students taking three-year programmes should be encouraged to visit the Career Zone in the Forum (Tel. 4493), Reed Mews (Tel. 4401) to seek preliminary advice during Term T2.


University of Exeter Handbook (Physics) Questions/Comments Department (Physics)