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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2055 Academic and Management Skills

10 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Maria McCabe

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

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
LUBS1046Personal Tutorials for Studies in Finance
LUBS1060Personal Tutorials for Economics
LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM
LUBS1086Exploring Your Potential
LUBS1095Personal Tutorials for Marketing
LUBS1100Personal Tutorials for International Business
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


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 modules uses lectures and interactive seminars to develop the skills required to study effectively at Leeds. Students learn how to demonstrate critical thinking skills within a range of assessments and they are introduced to job search techniques and how to produce and effective CV.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Induction Session22.004.00
Class tests, exams and assessment12.002.00
Private study hours79.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Preparation for seminars and tutorials
- Completion of assessed coursework

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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentIntroductory Assignment: 1,500 word essay on an introductory topic requiring an evaluation of different source materials.40.00
EssayTimed Essay: A timed essay written under exam conditions with questions based on a business topic30.00
AssignmentCV and covering letter30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 20/12/2017


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