Academic and Professional Skills


This module aims to develop academic and professional development skills for student success in higher education and beyond. This module
combines online learning activities and small group workshops to focus on areas such as academic writing and integrity, creative thinking, problem-solving, time management, communications, group work, technology, innovation and presentation skills. This module will also prepare the student for a summer work placement in a professional establishment of their chosen industry.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply appropriate tools and principles to optimise the learning experience.

  2. Develop academic writing skills, recognise different information sources and apply the principles of academic integrity.

  3.  Assess a variety of professional communication practices and digital tools and apply them to problem-solving and self-reflection practices. 

  4. Apply critical thinking and active research skills to source work placement opportunities and understand workplace etiquette.

  5. Create professional documents for work placement (including CV, cover letter and online profiles).

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