I don’t live near anywhere near Leeds/Wakefield/Huddersfield/Manchester/Birmingham – can I do a course via distance learning?
Yes. All 2011/12 courses are available via distance learning.
I can’t make it to the enrollment exhibition – can I apply online?
Yes. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. Online enrollment is also 15th September – 1st October 2011.
Do you have a course in “art bollocks”?
Yes. We have the Diploma in Artwank.
How many seminars/lectures can I expect per term?
UIK is very much about self-directed and incidental learning. Course tutors will expect you to find your own incidental opportunities for incidental learning.
Is it a piss-take?
No, we take incidental learning seriously. However there are many courses on offer where piss-taking can be incidental learning, our BA (Hons) Comedy for example.
Is there a limit to course capacity?
On some courses yes. This is down to each Course Leader’s discretion.
Is rejection from a course I apply for a possibility?
Entry requirements are outlined for each course and enrollment on each course must be approved by the respective course leader. We will offer alternative courses matched with your interests if the course you apply for is already at full capacity.
Can collectives/groups/organisations apply?
Can I combine courses?
Yes, with the agreement of the respective Course Leaders.
What happens if I fail my course?
You can resit the year. However, considering failure is important to learning it will be difficult to fail your course if you properly evidence your failure.
Can I run a course?
Yes. We will run courses from January 2012 in addition to the full year courses on offer. You might also want to consider offering additional modules or seminars on an existing course.
What happens to my work that I produce on the course?
All work that you produce on the course remains your intellectual property. By submitting work to your Course Leader for assessment, you grant permission to the University to exhibit, publish and promote your work.
Are collaborative works accepted?
Yes, if the work meets the course criteria.
If I learn knowledge from another student’s work on my course, can I submit it for assessment?
No. You can incidentally learn from other students’ work but if it is incidental knowledge from already submitted work it cannot be assessed.
What happens if I incidentally learn the same knowledge as another student and we both submit the same work?
If your Course Leader is satisfied you have independently learned the same knowledge, your work will be accepted for assessment.
Is it expensive?
No. Courses are free.
I missed Enrollment, can I still take a course?
Yes. You can enroll late providing there is room on the course(s) you apply for.
I already have several degrees, 2 masters and 3 PHDs. Why would I want another degree?
Unlike your regular degrees, UIK’s courses are a unique opportunity to take part in a large scale collaboration centred on incidental knowledge. They are not necessarily useful for academic progression or gainful employment.
I have more qualifications/experience than the leader of the course I want to take. Shouldn’t I be running the course?
At UIK, the traditional tutor-student relationship is inverted as it is the student who imparts knowledge to the tutor. As a peer-to-peer learning model you might also like to run seminars for your peers. Speak to you course leader.
If I run or teach on a course do I get paid?
Can I have an honorary degree?
No. Unless you have an existing archive of incidentally learned knowledge applicable to one of our courses that you would like to send us for exhibition/publication.