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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1086 Exploring Your Potential

20 creditsClass Size: 217

Module manager: Larissa Bdzola

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

Year running 2023/24

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
LUBS1055Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance
LUBS1075Academic, Professional and Research Skills for Studies in Ec
LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM
LUBS1096Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Marketi
LUBS1105Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Interna
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 the BA Business Management programme. The module aims are to enable learners to develop: self awareness and strategies for independent learning: strategies for academic success; and career planning skills so that they are prepared to start competing for opportunities.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Develop strategies for independent learning
- Access a range of sources of information 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 their understanding of graduate recruitment and selection processes and of how to present themselves to prospective employers.
- Identify how they will use the opportunities available to them through their degree programme, and through other co-curricular activities to enhance their employability.
- Reflect on their first year learning experience, evidence the skills and knowledge they have developed from academic study and co-curricular engagement, and Identify areas for further development.

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


Independent learning:
- Time management
- University systems to support learning and development
- Understanding university assessment and feedback
- Understanding and developing employability
- Reflective learning
- Co curricular engagement and support

Academic skills:
- Critical thinking for academic work
- Academic integrity and referencing in Leeds Harvard style
- Identifying and finding sources of information for academic work
- Using and evaluating sources of information for academic work
- Creating persuasive arguments

Career planning skills:
- What do employers look for?
- Understanding job application, recruitment and selection processes
- Self presentation skills
- Commercial awareness

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours172.00
Total Contact hours28.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Reflective log2,000 words45.00
Report2,000 words45.00
PresentationIndividual video presentation (2 minutes)10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

You are not required to pass each component individually 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) during the August resit period. 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: 21/09/2023


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