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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2055 Academic and Management Skills

10 creditsClass Size: 45

Module manager: Kyle Griffith

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students should meet requirements for Direct Entry onto a Level 2 Programme.

This module is mutually exclusive with

CSER1011Career Planning
CSER1021Career Planning
LLLC1105PDP: Planning for Success
LUBS1055Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance
LUBS1075Academic, Professional and Research Skills for Studies in Ec
LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM
LUBS1086Exploring Your Potential
LUBS1096Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Marketi
LUBS1105Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Interna
LUBS1876Academic and Employability Connections
LUBS2130Contemporary Business Issues

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is offered only to Direct Entry International students joining any LUBS degree programme in Level 2. It is similar to the Personal Tutorial modules offered to first year students and is designed to support students in quickly adapting to a UK Higher Education environment.


The module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to make the most of their academic, career and personal development; to understand the opportunities available to them whilst studying at the University of Leeds and to integrate their university experiences into their longer term personal and career planning.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Access source material and distinguish between scholarly and non-scholarly practice
- Evaluate and critically assess source material to identify credible sources
- Apply discipline specific knowledge and key concepts to deliver coherent arguments through written work and presentations
- Apply self- knowledge to a range of employment opportunities and identify areas for future personal development planning

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- Work independently and meet objectives within tight time frames
- Use reflective thinking and writing
- Make personal development plans to help manage careers


This core module is offered to second year Direct Entry students and supports Leeds for Life and the personal tutorial framework to facilitate students’ transition to studying in UK HE. The module uses lectures/e-lectures and interactive seminars to develop the skills required to study effectively at Leeds. Students learn how to demonstrate critical thinking skills. They are introduced to job search techniques: how to produce an effective CV; how to reflect on their learning and to plan for future developments.

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
On-line Learning51.005.00
Induction Session22.004.00
Private study hours79.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

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
AssignmentAssessment is by submission of a 3,000 word portfolio which is in three parts. These three parts include an introductory essay; a CV and covering letter and a reflective statement with action plan100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by coursework via submission of an extended project report of 3,000 words.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 17/08/2021


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