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2010/11 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1040 Personal Tutorials for Accounting and Finance

10 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Ms Joanne Y Ye

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2010/11

Pre-requisite qualifications

Mathematics of at least GCSE grade A standard.

This module is mutually exclusive with

CSER1011Career Planning
CSER1021Career Planning
LLLC1105PDP: Planning for Success
LUBS1885Business Practice

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to:

- access a range of sources of information and writing in the discipline area and be able to distinguish between a range of different scholarly and non-scholarly sources;
- start to appreciate and understand scholarship in the discipline and be able to assemble coherent arguments within a range of assessments: essays (both timed and untimed), reports and oral presentations;
- identify how they will use the opportunities available to them through their degree programme and Leeds for Life;
- have strategies and techniques for managing own learning in the upper degree levels;
- demonstrate their skills development through their first year at University, identify areas for further development and put in place their own personal development plan.

Learning outcomes
This module focuses on skills outcomes rather than knowledge outcomes and is designed to enable students to make the most of the learning opportunities throughout their core programme of study.

Skills outcomes
The module provides students with comprehensive study skills for the programme of study and opportunities to develop broader transferable skills and use personal development planning techniques.

The module aims to enable students to make the most of the learning opportunities offered through their degree and to help them integrate their university experience into your longer term personal and career planning.

The module will use key concepts, issues and learning from core modules on the programme (LUBS1920 Introductory Accounting and Finance and LUBS1030 Understanding Finance).

The module aims to enable students to cope with the expectations placed upon them as independent learners at levels 2 and 3.


- The University's Values.

- The university learning environment
- Self-managed learning
- Assessment & the effective use of feedback
- Jobs, professions and careers; portfolios of careers and multiple careers; work, life and balance.

- Finding things out: library skills, web skills, interrogating databases
- Advanced literacy: reading skills
- Reading non-verbal texts: diagrams, maps, pictures, photographs, videos
- Critical thinking
- Advanced literacy: writing skills
- Using and referencing sources
- Intellectual property and plagiarism.

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
Induction Session13.003.00
Class tests, exams and assessment11.001.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Preparation for seminars and tutorials
- Completion of assessed coursework
- Group work on report and presentation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored via personal tutorial meetings, contribution to group seminars and completion of and performance in assessed coursework.

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
Group ProjectPowerpoint presentation on an agreed topical issue24.00
AssignmentCV and mock internship application20.00
Assignment1,500 word essay on an introductory topic requiring an evaluation of different source materials20.00
EssayA timed essay written under exam conditions with question based on a core module syllabus30.00
Tutorial PerformanceCompletion of Leeds for Life forms and attendance at personal tutorials6.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit by 2 hour written paper.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 12/04/2011


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