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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2022 Experiencing the World of Work

10 creditsClass Size: 35

Module manager: Nick Jackson

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2086Skills for Management Professionals

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module will provide opportunities for students to develop and articulate the employment focused skills that they have while gaining insights and experience into different graduate careers so that they are better equipped to realise their aspirations on graduation.


The module enables LUBS students to gain a better understanding of the range of opportunities available to them after level two and helps them develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required to compete successfully for these opportunities so that they are better prepared and equipped to achieve their goals on graduation.
It also aims to provide additional support to students from non-traditional groups in furthering their aspirations on graduation, and overcome barriers including lack of access to informal networks of family and friends able to provide career advice and financial challenges in accessing unpaid work experience opportunities (internships).
Participants in the module will visit local graduate employers to gain insights into graduate job opportunities, participate in skills development workshops (covering skills like teamwork, communication, problem-solving, commercial awareness) with local business people and receive mentoring support as part of the module. Students will undertake a capstone group project to consolidate these skills, which will form the basis of the module assessment.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Evidence career planning and decision-making strategies in line with their graduate aspirations.
2. Successfully articulate their knowledge skills and attributes and relate these to the skills and attributes that graduate employers look for.
3. Critically reflect on their skills development, evidencing learning from multiple sources including academic texts, skills development workshops, mentoring and workplace experiences.

Skills outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
1. Problem solving and analytical skills; critical thinking; decision-making
2. Teamwork and collaboration; interpersonal skills
3. Self and career management
4. Commercial awareness


Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

A formal mentoring scheme is built into the design of the programme. Participants will be assigned a mentor and will have up to three hours of mentoring sessions within the programme (listed under supervision in the section 5 table). Mentors will provide guidance to students as they reflect on what they have learnt and offer advice, including formative feedback, on how to complete the project task and presentation.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Presentation10 minute Group Presentation30.00
Report1500 word Individual reflective learning report70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2,000 word coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/05/2024


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