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Undergraduate Course: Social Responsibility Auditing (EDUA10200)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Course typeStudent-Led Individually Created Course AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course is available to participants in the European Students Sustainability Auditing (ESSA) project. The course will enable students to develop their knowledge, understanding and experience of the principles and practices of social responsibility auditing in higher education. The course requires demonstration of the development skills, understanding and experience in critical analysis and the application, reflection and evaluation of approaches to social responsibility auditing. Students will create their own learning using the Student-Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) approach.
Course description Please note this is a non-counting credit course and marks will not count towards classification.

The auditor training programme will be delivered in four key phases aligned with cycles of experiential learning:

1.Observe: for the student auditors to develop awareness and understanding of the University Social Responsibility (USR) standards, identify their own learning needs and objectives and explore principles, practices and ethical dimensions of social responsibility in Higher Education.
2.Explore: where the student auditors engage in problem solving and analytical exercises regarding social responsibility in Higher Education. This phase will include structured problem solving exercises, collaborative working and team building exercises as well as experiencing methods of data collection and analysis.
3.Act: where the student auditors are undertaking the USR audits. This phase will include the collection, analysis and synthesis of data using the USR auditing processes. Students will also engage in assessing evidence against the USR benchmarks and in reporting and justifying their findings.
4.Evaluate: where the student auditors identify and assess their individual and collective learning. This phase involves the authoring of reflective learning journals using structured reflective learning exercises and the synthesis of these reflections to identify current competences and future learning goals.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThat students are participating in the European Students, Sustainability Auditing project as student social responsibility auditors.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of social responsibility auditing in the higher education sector involving the collection, synthesis, analysis and reporting of evidence of USR performance;
  2. Demonstrate the use of relevant skills and attributes (academic, professional and/or personal) in order to engage effectively and critically with the application of the University Social Responsibility (USR) benchmark standards
  3. Evaluate and critically reflect upon my approach, my learning, my development and my judgement in the conduct of a social responsibility audit.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills A. Enquiry & lifelong learning: develop competence in identifying and addressing personal and institutional learning and development needs and goals
B. Aspiration and personal development: direct experience of engaging in structured critical reflection on their own learning experiences
C. Engagement: engaging with other students and institutes of higher education and investigating how HEIs impact on their wider communities.
D. Research and Enquiry: collect, analyse and synthesise data; making informed judgements and presenting and justifying findings and judgements.
E. Personal and Intellectual Autonomy: engaging in critical reflection; working ethically and analysing facts and situations.
F. Personal Effectiveness: planning and organising to achieve goals and objectives; working with others; influencing and negotiating with others, seeking and valuing open feedback.
G. Communication: interpersonal skill development; verbal, visual and written presentation and reporting; influencing and negotiation; cross cultural communication.
Special Arrangements Please note this is a non-counting credit course and marks will not count towards classification.
Students from the partner institutions will be enrolled at the University of Edinburgh as Visiting Students.
Keywordsexperiential,audit,social responsibility,sustainability
Course organiserMr Peter Evans
Tel: (0131 6)51 6345
Course secretaryMs Megan Waller
Tel: 0131 242 6547
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