Academics, Who's who?
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Academics, Who's who?

Starting out at University, you may be a bit confused by new titles and roles of the academic staff, here’s a guide to help you figure out who’s who and who does what… Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or just Professor? All are academics involved in the profession of teaching. However, it is confusing…
Explaining the difference between Formatives and Summatives.
Undergraduate

Explaining the difference between Formatives and Summatives.

Many students who first arrive in Durham are baffled over what on earth formatives and summatives are – I know I was. Not all universities have these and if they do, they may be called something different. So what are formatives? Formatives are pieces of work you write and submit to your lecturer. These are assessed but do not…