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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LEED2131 Emerging Leaders

10 creditsClass Size: 21

Module manager: Andrew Lockwood

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

The development of practical leadership skills is vital in the world of graduate employability. This module will provide students with a range of opportunities to test their leadership credentials in a practical setting. Students will practically apply and assess their leadership skill and learn how effective leaders operate. Students will analyse and critically reflect upon their skill base and action plan as to how they may improve upon identified skills. Designated a Special Skills module, this module is open to students on all degree programmes. Information about the full portfolio of LEED discovery modules can be found at


The module aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of leadership through theoretical learning and practical leadership experience.
The module will focus on a range of leadership research and how that is applied in real life settings. The students will:
- Study a range of leadership theories
- Reflect on their skill base and how they work in teams
- Develop their reflective practice and understand what effective leadership looks like
- Apply their leadership skills in a range of different settings and environments including a field trip

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate personal leadership skills, abilities and values;
2. Compare and contrast leadership and team theories;
3. Evaluate the application of leadership theories in an applied setting;
4. Discuss personal strengths and weaknesses and evaluate the impact on those on graduate attributes;
5. Outline and discuss an action plan designed to develop personal skills and attributes.


The outline syllabus for this module is:
- Leadership styles and theories
- Outdoor leadership
- Problem solving
- Verbal communication
- Debating
- Reflective practice
- Team building theory and practice.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours22.00
Private study hours50.00
Total Contact hours28.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Completion of Leadership, personaility and resilience surveys - 3hrs
Presentation and reflection preparation - 20hrs
Research and reading for seminars - 10hrs
Analysis and reflection of personal skills and development - 17hrs

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Bi-weekly meeting with staff.

Throughout lectures, seminars and practical field work the session lead will plan activities and challenges that present formative feedback opportunities. These will include strategies such as:
- practical session with peer and teacher feedback
- conditioned situation aimed at testing knowledge and skills
- one-to-one and group discussions in seminars and tutorials
There will also be a range of tools used within the online learning units for this module. This will include discussion board, reflective journals and mini MCQ’s.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1500 word reflective essay50.00
Presentation10 mins individual presentation50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/07/2021 10:21:12


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