Online course

How to Succeed in Your EPQ: the Nuts and Bolts of Completing Your Project

A short course designed to help students prepare for EPQ qualifications

How to Succeed in Your EPQ: the Nuts and Bolts of Completing Your Project

  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
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Succeed in your Extended Project Qualification

Thinking about doing an EPQ? Or already undertaking an EPQ and feeling overwhelmed? Or just want to get some tips?

Discover all things Extended Project Qualification with this course. You’ll look at reasons to do an EPQ, explore the research process and assessment criteria, and get practical advice on time management and doing your EPQ presentation.

You’ll also develop skills useful for transitioning to university level study and get chance to swap discussion and ideas with other people also doing an EPQ.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Reasons to do an EPQ
  • The research process
  • What the assessors are looking for in an EPQ
  • Writing the project report
  • Finding and evaluating sources
  • Time management
  • Doing your EPQ presentation
  • Bringing your project together

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 13 May 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Select, develop and refine an appropriate topic area for your project
  • Find and evaluate appropriate resources and use these to inform and support your project
  • Manage your time in order to complete the project effectively
  • Plan and structure a piece of academic writing
  • Communicate your learning through a presentation

Who is the course for?

This course has been specially designed for students over 16 who are undertaking, or wish to undertake, an EPQ.

Who will you learn with?

Clive Lee

A Course Leader at the University of Bath, Clive has over 30 years’ experience training both students and professionals to become more effective writers and presenters.

Diana Hopkins

A Course Leader at the University of Bath, Diana supports students with their academic skills. She is also a writer of textbooks in the field of effective communication.

Who developed the course?

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities both in terms of research and our reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and graduate prospects.

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