Author Archives: James Dyke

Countdown to Global Challenges 2016

Global Challenges UOSM2010 will start teaching in 11 days time. Timetabling has been arranged as:┬áLecture Monday 10:00-10:45 Seminar Monday 14:00-16:45. It is always very challenging to timetable this module given the broad range of programs and year of study of those enrolled. Students will be assigned to┬áone┬áof the following┬áseminar sessions: 1) 14:00-14:45 2) 15:00-15:45 3) […]

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Getting ready for 2016

Time flies when you’re… overworked! Global Challenges UOSM2010 will start teaching week starting 25th January 2016. Currently the module is at capacity – 150 students. We reached capacity sometime in July so demand is increasing. If you would like to join the module, then please ask to be put on the waiting list. There will […]

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Slides and reading for Week 6

Lecture slides and reading for next week (Week 6 – climate change) are now available in Lecture and Learning Materials. This will contain some information about tipping points. I will discuss Assessment 1 in the seminar on Tuesday.  

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Assessment 1 information

I have created a thread in the Blackboard discussion board about Assessment 1, specifically about what is required for the last question. You can access the information here.

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Assessment Guidance

For Assessment 1, please use the Word template that is available here. I suggest that for this assessment all students keep the question text and simply provide their answers immediately below. In that respect it is not necessary to write an ‘essay’. Spelling, grammar and correct referencing (in the Harvard style) are all important. But […]

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Teaching starts next week

I am in the final processes of updating the module for this year. There have been changes made to most of the module: lectures, seminars, readings, and assessments. That said, the module fundamentals are very much the same. There are currently 128 students enrolled. Unfortunately we are likely to loose some given unavoidable timetable clashes. […]

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Global Challenges related events

Global Challenges lecturer James Dyke will be at a two forthcoming events that may be of interest to Global Challenges students: On Saturday 18th October, James will be speaking about Global Challenges during┬áthe 2014 International Development Conference┬árun by ┬áSouthampton Hub. Tickets can be obtained here. On Thursday 6th November, ┬á James will be hosting an […]

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99 reasons to join Global Challenges

Currently there are 99 students registered to take Global Challenges for Semester 2 in February 2015. ┬áIt’s certainly a very diverse group with students from: Archeology Biology Chemistry Computer Science Economics Engineering Human Geography History Law Modern Languages Politics Physics Physical Geography Sociology Zoology We are in the process of redesigning some aspects of the […]

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Global Challenges is being updated

Another year, another series of module updates. The biggest development is that Global Challenges will be updated in light of the new Sustainability Minor. In order to graduate with a minor in Sustainability, you are required to complete three core modules: UOSM2010 Global Challenges UOSM2015 Sustainability in the Local and Global Environment (Only available to […]

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LAST WEEK UPDATE

That’s it, it’s over! Well nearly. Please submit your poster (including bibliography) and briefing notes by 17:00 Monday 19th May. Details on the Assessments page here. I will be emailing out general feedback comments on the group presentations soon with detailed feedback to each group soon after. Today in class I announced the winners of […]

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