Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module aims to introduce students to university-level study skills and approaches, and to begin a reflective conversation with the student about employability and future opportunities. Students will be encouraged to read with critical awareness, write clearly and concisely, think creatively and constructively about personal, academic and career goals, and to plan an effective strategy towards achieving those goals.
The module’s twin focus is on [i] equipping students for their programme of study at University and [ii] starting them in thinking through what will come afterwards. Students will cover skills of reading, listening, note-taking and writing for academic purposes, accessing and referencing sources, and the processes of drafting and editing work. Through the framework of Careers, Your Future Plan, Degreeplus, etc., students will also explore and reflect upon opportunities for career planning, work opportunities and developing employability skills.
A student passing this module should be able to:
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.