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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1055 Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance

20 creditsClass Size: 240

Module manager: Joanna Ying Ye

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

Year running 2024/25

This module is mutually exclusive with

COMP1006Effective Personal Computing
CSER1011Career Planning
CSER1021Career Planning
LLLC1105PDP: Planning for Success
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
LUBS2055Academic and Management Skills
LUBS2130Contemporary Business Issues

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module focuses on skills outcomes and is designed to enable students to make the most of the learning opportunities throughout their core programme of study. The module aims to enable students to cope with the expectations placed upon them as independent learners at levels 2 and 3. It supports students to develop skills and identify areas in need of further development.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Identify and utilise strategies and techniques for managing their own learning in the upper degree levels
- Demonstrate an understanding of scholarship in the discipline

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate the following transferable skills:
- Locate, analyse and critically evaluate information from multiple sources
- Work as part of a team
- Present coherently to an audience
- Communicate clearly and effectively in writing
- Acknowledge and reference appropriate sources
- Structure and communicate quantitative and qualitative information, analysis and commentary in the form of academic essays and presentations
- Assemble coherent arguments within a range of assessments
- Gain basic understanding of why and how businesses embrace sustainability

And the following subject specific skills:
- Identify, evaluate and use the opportunities available to them through their degree programme and Leeds for Life


Indicative content:
The University's Values

The university learning environment
Self-managed learning
Assessment & the effective use of feedback
Jobs, professions and careers; portfolios of careers and multiple careers; work, life and balance

Finding things out: library skills, web skills
Advanced literacy: reading skills
Critical thinking
Advanced literacy: writing skills
Using and referencing sources in oral presentations and written assignments
Intellectual property and plagiarism

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours168.50
Total Contact hours31.50
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
Group ProjectGroup presentation on team project34.00
AssignmentCV plus individual elevator pitch30.00
Assignment1,000 word essay on an introductory topic requiring an evaluation of different source materials30.00
Tutorial PerformanceActive engagement with the personal tutorial process6.00
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: 29/04/2024 16:16:20


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