Academic and Personal Management Skills - (20 credits)

This module enables the student to develop the academic, personal and transferable skills required to ensure successful study at Higher Education level and beyond. Personal skills such as self-awareness, resilience, mindfulness, time management, prioritisation, communication, motivation and organisation are considered and developed in conjunction with academic skills pertinent to successful further academic study. In particular, students will develop the ability to write for academic submissions, source and use reference texts correctly and learn to utilise feedback effectively to inform and improve future submissions. Aspects of employability are also addressed, including the development of presentation skills, appropriate e-mail etiquette and an awareness of digital footprints. Students will undertake a range of tasks aligned to their chosen subject area aimed at developing their skill set in a supportive environment. Students are encouraged to practice skills repeatedly until they feel confident and capable of tackling future assessments.