Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Attendance and participation in activity weekend.||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Individual presentation||35%|
|Semester Assessment||Job Application||35%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Individual presentation||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Job Application||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
construct an appropriate CV
demonstrate the basic skills of time management, team working and academic writing
critically review their own performance
use computer-based tools to support university study
design and give a technical presentation
Personal transferable skills are an important quality of any software engineer and form a crucial part of this module.
The Activity Weekend is designed to enhance the student's team working skills and to develop their interpersonal and communication skills. Through a series of varied tasks held over the weekend, and supported by further project work, students will be exercised in their problem solving abilities and team work.
Weekly tutorials in semester 2 encourage students to focus on transferable skills, such as writing, researching and making presentations.
Maximising the benefit of Student Centred Learning.
2. Time Management - 1 Lecture
An analysis of how best to manage time to its maximum advantage.
3. Unacceptable Academic Practice - 1 Lecture
Using existing material. Correct and appropriate citation practice. Plagiarism. The Library.
ACTIVITY TEAM SKILLS WEEKEND
4. Producing a high quality Curriculum Vitae, Marketing yourself effectively and planning summer/industrial year placements - 2 Lectures
A presentation jointly delivered with the careers service.
5. Planning a Presentation - 1 Lecture
An introduction to the importance of structure, timing and content of presentations.
6. Managing a group - 1 Lecture
Working effectively as a team and reflecting on weekend.
7. How to write Good English - 1 Lecture
An introduction to styles and techniques for writing good English.
8. Examination Technique - 1 Lecture
Standard rubrics. Use of time, planning. Question styles
9. Other topics - up to 2 lectures
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||In presentation and CV|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||In CV|
|Information Technology||Inherent to module|
|Personal Development and Career planning||In CV|
|Research skills||In presentations|
|Team work||In presentation|
This module is at CQFW Level 4