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UAS - Function and Support. Structure. COMPANY – UNDERGRADUATE AMBASSADORS LTD (UAL) – A not for profits organisation UAL – Chairperson Hugh Mason (until 31/7/2008) Sharon Herkes (from 1/8/2008) UAS National Director Professor Ray d’Inverno Email: Ray.dInverno@uas.ac.uk

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Structure

COMPANY – UNDERGRADUATE AMBASSADORS LTD (UAL)

– A not for profits organisation

UAL – Chairperson

Hugh Mason (until 31/7/2008)

Sharon Herkes (from 1/8/2008)

UAS National Director

Professor Ray d’Inverno

Email:Ray.dInverno@uas.ac.uk

UAS National Manager

Brian Lockwood

Email:Brian.Lockwood@uas.ac.uk

or Tel / Fax: 01757 210865

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Function of National UAS

  • Guidance on starting & running a UAS module
  • Support to participating universities, schools & undergrads
  • Further Information
    • Information Pack
    • Website – www.uas.ac.uk
      • My UAS
        • Documentation – Everything you need
        • Share resources
    • Newsletter
  • Questions – please contact UAS staff
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Information Pack

  • Fact sheets detailing the benefits of UAS for Universities and Schools
  • Case Studies of undergraduates who have completed a UAS module
  • Comments from academics who have run the scheme
  • Endorsements from Professional Bodies who support the scheme
  • UAS Overview Document
  • If you would like more Info packs please do not hesitate to ask
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Website: www.uas.ac.uk

  • Aims
  • About UAS
  • News & PR – access to newsletters & sign up info
  • Benefits and specific guidance for -
    • Universities
    • Schools
    • Undergraduates
  • Contact details
  • My UAS

www.uas.ac.uk

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My UAS

  • My UAS area of UAS website
  • Contains all the information required to implement a UAS module e.g., course descriptors, example undergraduate handbook, training information, assessment criteria etc.
  • Contains many examples of documentation in use at other universities.
  • Password required – available on request. Triggered through UAS database.
    • Instructions for using My UAS will also be forwarded
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Module Documentation

Available from My UAS

  • Recruitment, Training and Placement of Undergraduates
  • Recruitment of Teachers and Working with Schools
  • Assessment and Evaluation of the UAS Module
    • Module Accreditation
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Documentation

1. Recruitment, Training and Placement of Undergrads (8 docs)

  • Recruitment, training and placement of undergraduates
  • Document with everything you need to know about how to recruit, train and place undergraduates in schools
  • Undergraduate Handbook
  • A comprehensive introduction to the scheme, assessment etc
  • Example forms and agreements
  • module application form, module interview form, confirmation of placement, confidentiality agreement, code of conduct and child protection statement to be completed by prospective undergraduates.
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Documentation

2. Recruitment of Teachers and Working with Schools (3 docs)

  • Recruitment of teachers and working with schools
  • Advice and examples of best practice for how to recruit schools and work with teachers
  • Information for teachers
  • Provides an overview of the scheme and sets out what is required of the teachers and of the undergraduate. This document can be given to teachers at the start of a placement.
  • Example school background information form
  • To be completed by schools and assessed by academic when choosing suitable schools to place undergraduates in.
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Documentation

3. Assessment and Evaluation of the UAS module (10 Docs)

  • Assessment and evaluation of the UAS module
  • Overview of assessment and evaluation of a UAS module - provides suggested assessment criteria and weightings, school assessment, undergraduate assessment, academic assessment, keeping a log journal and end of unit reports
  • Example assessment and log sheets
  • Example weekly log sheet. Example undergraduate evaluation form. Example observation sheet. Example teacher’s assessment forms (3).Example special project log sheet. Example pre and post tutoring audit of competence sheets. Example oral presentation assessment form.
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Newsletter

  • Contains UAS news and developments
  • May be accessed through the website
  • Latest and past newsletters available
  • Circulation List – Simple form on website
  • Items for newsletter gratefully received
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Summary

  • UAS provides a framework for a degree course module which gives classroom-based experience to undergraduates. Through this module UAS aims to:
  • Provide undergraduates with key transferable skills. Enhance employability.
  • Provide role models to enthuse pupils about STEM subjects.
  • Give subject specific support to teachers in the classroom; enhancing the curriculum and providing opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Provide teaching experience that encourages undergraduates to consider a career in teaching.
  • Inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and linguists. 
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STEM

SECTOR

SCHOOL

SECTOR

UAS

WIN

WIN

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Brian Lockwood

UAS National Manager

Email: Brian.Lockwood@uas.ac.uk

or Tel / Fax: 01757 210865

Professor Ray d’Inverno

UAS National Director

Email: Ray.dInverno@uas.ac.uk

Website: www.uas.ac.uk