Extended deadline to submit your Ruskin Module question ideas

Published: 29 April 2020 at 10:29

We’re extending our call for Expression of Interest to lead or collaborate on a Ruskin module to Friday 1 May 2020. Proposals should have a title that can be framed as a question that provokes interest, or curiosity in the topic.

Examples of titles for Ruskin modules approved so far include, ‘Who, me?!... Make a difference in my community?’, ‘Work: What is it good for?’, and ‘Social media: If it’s so terrible why do I love it so?’

“We have already received some really great ideas for Ruskin modules and we’d love to hear from colleagues who have ideas for a module or who would love to get involved with designing one,” says Elaine Brown.

Ruskin modules are designed to use interdisciplinary approaches that enable students to address wicked challenges and develop graduate capitals. A series of workshops are planned to help teams develop such approaches. The next approval event is scheduled for Wednesday 29 April where we hope a further 15 modules will be approved. A third event is provisionally scheduled for June 2020.

Students who start in the academic year 2020/21 will be the first to take Ruskin modules at Level 5 in their first trimester 2021/22. They can also be offered as an option at Level 4 in the second trimester 2020/21.

If you’re interested then get in touch! We’ll connect you with other colleagues across ARU and support you to develop a module.    

To find out more about Ruskin modules and our call for expressions of interest, visit aru.ac.uk/ruskinmodules and/or email elaine.brown@aru.ac.uk