Destination (Generic)/Resources/Course Guide

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Destination United Kingdom

Semester One - 2016

Course Aims

This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of visitors needs at a destination, demonstrate general and location specific tourism knowledge of a destination and it geographical and climatic features. Students will also develop project planning and cooperative learning skills through the completion of a team based authentic task with practical experience of working in a project driven team environment.

Reflection and evaluation form an important part of the project concept.


Destination (Generic) is a level 4 paper designed to provide students with an indepth knowledge of a (chosen) destination. These destinations have been chosen for their popularity with travellers according to industry sources.

Learning Objectives

1. Demonstrate an understanding of visitors needs at a destination

2. Demonstrate general and location specific tourism knowledge of the destination

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the geographical and climatic features of the destination

Course staff

Lecturer: Lynn Brandham

Office: D111

Phone: 03 4796109


Appointment times must be made either by email (directly) or through SAB administration staff.

Delivery Details

  • Face to Face: Classroom: D317, Tuesday: 1-3pm (weeks )
  • Wikieducator - Course wiki
  • Blog: reflection and evaluation

Course Participation

To ensure your success in this course, participation in all class sessions is highly recommended.

There is also a high level of team activity in this project and students will be marked on their contribution to the team.

If you are unable to attend a class or a team meeting as a matter of courtesy please inform administrative staff and/or your lecturer prior to class if you are unable to attend. Some students eg. international students, may have contractural obligations regarding their attendance which we are required to provide to the relevant government agencies.

You must advise in writing by letter, or by using the form available from the EAD reception, if you intend to withdraw from the course.

Supporting Resources

  • Wikieducator - course wiki
  • Slideshare
  • Library - Robertson Library
  • Internet
  • Lonely Planet texts
  • Magazines


This paper has an intergrated assessment process. All activities distributed to students must be successfully completed. The main assessments are listed below.

Assessment 1: Magazine - 80% - Due Thursday 16 June

Assessment 2: Blog/facebook - 20% - Due Thursday 16 June

Note: Whenever you use ideas written by someone else in your assessments, you must acknowledge the source of this material. It is crucial that you understand the importance of respecting the intellectual property of other writers and researchers. All sources must be referenced using American Psychological Association (APA) format. If you do not acknowledge the material correctly, whether intentional or otherwise , you are guilty of plagiarism which is considered a dishonest practice with disciplinary outcomes which range from losing part of a percentage of your marks (or a resit), to failure of the paper. Tutorials to help with referencing and integrating academic literature into your work will be held near the beginning of the semester. You are expected to attend both training sessions. We encourage you to go to the Learning Centre should you require assistance with any aspect of referencing and/or academic writing.

Assessment Integrity

Deadlines for assessment will be enforced and late submissions penalised. Ten percent will be subtracted for each day the assignment is late.

Extensions will be granted in only two circumstances:

  • medical grounds (a medical certificate is required)
  • compassionate grounds

You must apply for an extension before the due date by filling in an extension form available from administration staff and then negotiating a date for submitting your assessment with the lecturer(s) concerned.

Programme Award

The overall top student in this programme will be recognised at an awards ceremony held prior to graduation in December. In some cases there are sponsored prizes for top students.