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LUBS1086 Exploring Your Potential

20 creditsClass Size: 188

Module manager: Larissa Bdzola

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

Year running 2017/18

This module is mutually exclusive with

LLLC0002Introduction to Undergraduate Studies
LLLC0100Integrated Skills for Business Studies
LLLC0119Academic and Personal Development
LLLC1341Study Skills for Management
LLLC1396Employability in a Changing World
LLLC1413Academic Skills for Learning and Teaching
LUBS1046Personal Tutorials for Studies in Finance
LUBS1060Personal Tutorials for Economics
LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM
LUBS1095Personal Tutorials for Marketing
LUBS1100Personal Tutorials for International Business
LUBS1876Academic and Employability Connections
LUBS2055Academic and Management Skills

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module supports students to manage their transition into higher education and provides opportunities for them to develop academic and professional skills to help them succeed on LUBS undergraduate Management programmes. There are three main aims:
To enable students to explore their academic potential, and to provide opportunities for them to develop strategies for academic success on the programme.
To encourage students to explore their personal identity and to articulate how their identity contributes towards their personal development planning
To support students in their career research and decision making so that they are prepared to start competing for opportunities.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Access a range of sources of information and writing in the Management discipline and be able to distinguish between a range of different scholarly and non-scholarly sources.
- Recognise and appreciate the importance of scholarship in Management, assemble coherent arguments within their academic work and develop their critical thinking.
- Develop strategies and techniques for managing their own learning in the upper degree levels.
- Identify how they will use the opportunities available to them through their degree programme, Leeds for Life and other co-curricular activities to enhance their employability.
- Articulate their personal identity, and evidence the skills and knowledge they have developed from academic study and co-curricular engagement
- Reflect and explain how their knowledge, skills and interests inform their career decision making
- Identify areas for further development and put in place their own personal development plan

Skills outcomes
- Critical thinking , academic writing and scholarly research
- Self-management and independent learning
- Reflective thinking and writing
- Career and personal development planning


Indicative content:
Exploring your academic potential in the Management discipline
- Developing independent, self-managed and reflective learning
- Understanding University assessment and using your feedback effectively
- Using the University’s systems/databases for research and reflection
- Academic integrity and referencing
- Sourcing and presenting verbal & written information
- Critical thinking, reading and writing

Exploring your personal identity
- Developing confidence, self-management and time management and reflecting on personal values and attributes
- Reflecting on the Leeds for Life skills and attributes and University values
- Developing interpersonal skills and reflecting on contribution as a group member

Exploring employability and career decision making
- Exploring the terms ‘employability’ and ‘commercial awareness’
- Researching and exploring different types of organisations, sectors and roles
- Identifying and reflecting on career drivers
- Searching for, and making the most of co-curricular opportunities e.g. internships
- Presenting yourself effectively in a CV and letter of application

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Induction Session22.004.00
Mini Conference13.503.50
Independent online learning hours3.50
Private study hours164.50
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Preparation for seminars and tutorials. Completion of Employability portfolio and assessed coursework. Group work for presentation. Use of databases.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Portfolio3,500 words60.00
Essay1,500 words40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

You are required to gain a mark of 40 or above in the essay to pass the module. You are not required to gain a mark of 40 or above in the portfolio to pass the module, as long as your combined mark for the module is above 40. If you fail the module overall you are required to re-sit any failed element[s], either essay, portfolio or both. This has been exceptionally agreed due to pedagogical reasons to meet the learning outcomes for this module.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 27/06/2017


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