The unit of study provides students with an opportunity to undertake a project of their choice that is linked to their field of study. The pinnacle project will challenge the student by requiring them to draw upon research and evidence alongside the knowledge and skills acquired in their studies to date and apply them in meaningful way to showcase their abilities. The types of pinnacle venture undertaken may broadly include a small research or community project or a work based placement. Drawing on an evidence based approach, the student’s activities will "value add" for their discipline field and/or community and/or organisation where they are undertaking the venture. Dependent on the project they undertake, they will be required to work autonomously and collaboratively in teams. They will communicate effectively the aims and outcomes of the project they have undertaken. It is an overarching objective of the unit that the venture will enable the student to undertake a unique practical and educational experience that will challenge and promote professional growth on many levels for the student and thus significantly contribute to their marketability and salience, increasing their competitive edge for employment.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Required readings and reference will be provided on the VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):