Good study practices

Participants should undertake the course requirements at their own pace and seek to fit them into their current work and domestic commitments in the least stressful possible way. Care should particularly be taken to complete the assessments and necessary research in a well-lit and ventilated room and work will be most easily achieved without regular disturbance. All study for 30 minutes or more should be undertaken with short breaks to refocus and rest the eyes.

If the time it takes you to complete each module is consistently longer than 2 hours please contact your personal tutor and discuss how it may be possible to cut completion times down. Moreover, If you feel you are falling behind let your tutor know. We have tried to take into account that some participants will not have English as their first language. That is partly why the voice-over on presentations may seem slow at times. Where this becomes a real problem we do have a number of options that we can use to keep you on track.

Falling behind

Should a participant be unable to complete the modules for a considerable time during the programme then, provided that their tutor is informed in good time, then we have various ways to allow them to catch up and not lose all the benefit of the course they must work more quickly through. Hopefully this will only be by exception as we have now streamlined the programme to cut down completion times. The various catching up options may only generally be used once during the programme.

Useful Research Links

Use the links to help you gain a window on the World and discover some valuable learning resources. Please remember that your basic resource will be the FedEE knowledgebase, which you can reach by logging here.

1. National Geographic Mapmaker. If you are unsure where a country or city is construct a map in seconds to help you locate it.

2. The FedEE glossary of terms will help you unfathom many things that seem unfamiliar in your reading.

3. This is a useful source from the University of Kent to interpret legal Latin terms.

4. This is a labour law guide produced by the US Department of Labour.

5. The authors of this guide to Indian Employment Law are a FedEE member company and corresponding law firm – Kochar and Co. Foreign law firms are not permitted to operate in India.

6. The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training provides this links page to essential primary legislation.

7. Another FedEE member law firm is CMS. They provide this useful overview of current HR issues in Europe.

8. This is one of the latest reviews carried out by the OECD into gender equality. The OECD is also a key source of statistics for the international HR professional.

9. Download this free App on Anti-Bribery and Corruption laws in 13 countries worldwide. This is produced by the World’s largest law firm – Latham and Watkins – who sit on the Board of FedEE.

10. The UK government provides this A-Z on employing people.

We shall be adding to these links as the course progresses, so please revisit this page to check out what might be useful for you in your studies.

PS: The Course Handbook is currently being updated and will be online again soon.