|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||Job Application||35%|
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
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.
Personal transferable skills are an important quality of any software engineer and form a crucial part of this module.
Maximising the benefit of Student Centred Learning.
2. Time Management
An analysis of how best to manage time to its maximum advantage.
3. Unacceptable Academic Practice
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
A presentation jointly delivered with the careers service.
5. Planning a Presentation
An introduction to the importance of structure, timing and content of presentations.
6. Managing a group
Working effectively as a team and reflecting on weekend.
7. How to write Good English
An introduction to styles and techniques for writing good English.
8. Examination Technique
Standard rubrics. Use of time, planning. Question styles
9. Other topics
|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