|Assessment length / details
|2 Hours Term-Time Blackboard Quiz Blackboard quiz covering job applications (including CV writing and covering letters), as well as data representation and use of computer-based tools
|20 Hours Activity weekend and group presentation Students participate in an activity weekend where they engage in group activities. Based on this the groups will prepare and present a presentation in the tutorials. The group presentation reflects on the activity weekend (including a critical assessment of the students' own performance) and includes the use of figures to represent data.
|Essay An essay on group/team work, including aspects of how to prepare and deliver a presentation 1250 Words
|2 Hours Blackboard Quiz
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Understand how to write a job application including an appropriate CV and covering letter
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 presentation
Know essential techniques to present data
The activity weekend is designed to foster community building in the cohort and enhance each student's team working, interpersonal, and communication skills. It leads up to a group presentation that includes a peer marking component to further students' abilities to critically review others as well as their own performance.
The module considers a range of different relevant tools including word processing and presentation software. Special consideration is given to the aspect of appropriate presentation of data.
Topics are explored and presented in a number of lectures. Weekly tutorials allow students to apply what they have learned and develop and practice their skills.
Personal transferable skills are an important quality for any computer scientist and form a crucial part of this module.
1) Being a student at Aberystwyth University (modules, teaching activities, assessment; good and bad academic practice (including unacceptable academic practice); digital study tools)
2) Studying and working with others (working as part of a team (considering self-organised and compulsory groups); equality and diversity)
3) Using the work of others (literature search; referencing; use of code libraries)
4) Software to create presentations (presentation software; creating posters)
5) Presenting work (writing technical reports; creating presentations; presenting data)
6) Software to create documents (word processing software; document preparation software; referencing tools)
7) Organising your studies (note taking; time management)
8) Employability (writing a job application; work experience and skills development)
9) Preparing for assessment (exam preparation techniques; planning for assignments)
10) Planning your future (module choices; project work)
|Effective communication as part of a team; writing skills (for job application); presentation skills; essential for learning outcomes 1:2:5
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|essential for learning outcome 3
|Explicit in many aspects in the module; essential for learning outcome 4-6
|Personal Development and Career planning
|One of the key aspects of the module; essential for learning outcome 1
|Essential for learning outcomes 4:6
|Essential for the activity weekend and group presentation; essential for learning outcome 2
This module is at CQFW Level 4