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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC1396 Employability in a Changing World

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Catherine Bates

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Module replaces

LLLC 1381

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is aimed at you if you are a student interested in understanding how the world of work is changing, how that might impact on you as an individual and how to maximise your chances of success in the employment market. We have small class sizes for this module to give you maximum opportinity for engagement.


This module will enable students to gain an understanding of the changing world of work, and to reflect on, and start to plan, their own career development.
- how to work in a team effectively

Learning outcomes
At the end of this module students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
-the changing world of work
-processes of reflection on their own experiences of work
-forward planning for their own employment including analysis of the skills that they will need
-skills required for the clear and accurate communication of ideas

Skills outcomes
Employment awareness
Writing skills
Presentation skills
Career planning
Ethical issues in the workplace
Team working


The module will cover:
- Changing patterns of business and employment (eg. social enterprise, entrepreneurship, multiple careers etc)
- What employers look for
- Current issues in employment/ unemployment (eg. Technology, politics, global influences, economy, changing markets, social issues)
- Ethical issues in the workplace
-Presentation skills and team-work training
-Writing skills – including reflection

Input from careers advisors and talks from employers/ employees/ businesses will be critical to this module.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours50.00
Private study hours115.50
Total Contact hours34.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading and Research 46 hours
Preparation for Seminars 23.5 hours
Assignment Preparation 46 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be ongoing monitoring of student progress throughout the module via student engagement in each taught session and via the VLE.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PresentationGroup activity equivalent to 2,000 words50.00
Written Work2,000 words of reflective writing50.00
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: 26/04/2017


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