Each of the modules has an online discussion forum that you are encouraged to contribute to. It is here that you are able to interact with other students and members of the faculty.
The material contains tasks and activities, and many of these are linked to discussion forums so that you can discuss your thoughts and results with other students who have completed the same task.
You are also able to email members of the faculty if you have specific questions about the content of the material. Zoom conversations with Birmingham faculty can also be arranged.
Each year we run week-long summer seminars in Birmingham, Japan and Korea for our distance students. This gives you an excellent opportunity to learn and intact with fellow students and staff.
We also run online inductions twice a year and this is another excellent opportunity to meet others who are studying the same or similar modules to yourself.