MKT1012 : Academic and Professional Skills
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Ms Fiona Thompson
- Demonstrator: Dr Elaine Tan, Mrs Dawn McCartie
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The module aims to assist students in the transition to Higher Education in order to improve and enhance their academic skills and personal effectiveness as independent learners. The module also aims to improve and enhance students’ employability skills by understanding the future of work and professional practice.
Outline Of Syllabus
Semester 1: Graduate Skills Framework, Critical Thinking and Analysis, Academic Writing, Reflective Writing,Harvard Referencing, Time Management, Team working, Computer/Excel Skills, Awareness of skills required in Marketing, Improving your CV, Elevator Pitch/30 second commercial, Application and Interview Skills, Being Enterprising and Budgeting/Project Management Skills.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||9||1:00||9:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||6||1:00||6:00||Computer sessions|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Relevant theory will be introduced during the lectures and a range of skills will be practiced through individual and group activities. Further depth of skills will be achieved through small group teaching activities i.e. skills practice seminars and IT workshops involving individual and group work/team challenges and tasks.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||1||M||Online Referencing Test|
|Oral Presentation||1||M||Presentation task in Seminars|
|PC Examination||1||M||Online tests to check learning|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Semester 1 - Students will create an essay using their knowledge gained with referencing and critical academic writing to answer a specific task/question. This essay will be underpinned by references gained from using the Library system which will support the essay. The essay will be of 2,000 words (
Formative assessment – Students will produce a practice essay/personal statement (150 words) on which they will receive formative feedback to inform their Semester 1 assignment. Formative feedback does not count towards your final grade for this module but it will help you develop your skills for the end Summative Assessment task. Students will also receive formative feedback at a number of stages to help students’ reflect learning and skills achieved which will help inform the Semester 1 assignment.
The formative assessment activities will encourage students to identify and effectively use feedback from a variety of sources. They will also be encouraged to collect information to support their employability and to reflect on the academic and employability skills achieved through the module. The formative and summative assessment activities are deemed to be the most appropriate to encourage students to identify and articulate the skills they have achieved in relation to Newcastle University’s Graduate Skills Framework. This will enable them to become more personally effective as learner and, further, throughout their careers. The assessment activities are, therefore, directly and explicitly related to the intended learning outcomes of the module.