The Student Charter sets out what is expected of you generally as a USW student (and what to expect from the University).
In terms of the learning and development associated with your course, look at the course and module aims, learning outcomes and assessment criteria:
This will lay out what you are expected to achieve and will give you summary of the course and modules content.
If something doesn't seem right for your course, or is not clear, contact your course leader.
You may notice that your course structure refers to Level 4, 5 and 6 modules. As a second year undergraduate student, you are expected to achieve at Level 5.
An undergraduate degree has 3 levels generally split across 3 years (full-time):
These levels are part of the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW). There are similar frameworks you can make comparisons with across the UK and Europe. (More information if you’re interested is on this page).
The level tells learners and employers how challenging the learning achievement is, and indicates progression as well as achievement. The higher the level, the more difficult the qualification is. So at level 5 you will be expected to do more than you did at level 4.
You may find this Fan diagram (PDF) provided by CQFW a helpful visual guide.
In summary, Level 5 achievement:
Below is a breakdown of what you are expected to achieve at level 5 - speak to your course leader for examples on how this relates specifically to your course:
Knowledge & understanding
Application and action
Autonomy and accountability
You can see how this is different from your first year (level 4) by comparing it to Level 4 and 6.