EG450-6-SP-CO:
Consultancy Project

The details
2023/24
Edge Hotel School
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
30
04 October 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BA N863JD Hotel Management,
BA N863OS Hotel Management,
BA NV62JS Hotel Management,
BA N8N6 Events Management with Hospitality,
BA N8N7 Events Management with Hospitality

Module description

This unit is linked to all other areas of the programme in that prior study and Wivenhoe House Hotel experience underpin the students' expertise and ability to complete the Project. During Level 6, the Consultancy Project draws upon new competencies being developed simultaneously through other H level units such as Research Project, Hotel Operations, Industry Context and Customer Experience.

Module aims

This module aims to enable you to:
1.Critically analyse the body of knowledge appropriate to the project brief to synthesise potential solutions to meet client requirements appropriate to the context within which this knowledge will be applied.
- Sourcing and managing information, research methods, analyzing research findings, proposing and justifying conclusions, recommendation and solutions;
- Managing the consultancy relationship;
- Project management skills.

2. Produce a consultancy intervention which is appropriately analytical, professional in style and presentation and meets the needs of the client’s brief.
- Cost/benefit analysis;
- Presentation and communication skills.

3. Conduct a professional presentation of findings to the client, listening to and dealing with questions in a responsive and sensitive manner.
- Client/consultant relationship;
- Presentation and communication skills.

4. Work effectively as part of a team, recognising and supporting the needs of the group, taking a lead role if appropriate and managing conflict.
- Team working and group dynamics.

Module learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this module you should be able to:
1. Critically analyse the body of knowledge appropriate to the project brief to synthesise potential solutions to meet client requirements appropriate to the context within which this knowledge will be applied.
2. Produce a consultancy intervention which is appropriately analytical, professional in style and presentation and meets the needs of the client’s brief.
3. Conduct a professional presentation of findings to the client, listening to and dealing with questions in a responsive and sensitive manner.
4. Work effectively as part of a team, recognising and supporting the needs of the group, taking a lead role if appropriate and managing conflict.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching will take the shape of either classroom based or online lectures and seminars where Wivenhoe House will be used to contextualize theory and illustrate practice. Self-managed learning will supplement seminars where you will be provided with guidance on required reading and on-line learning resources.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Individual Report  26/04/2024  50% 
Coursework   Group Report  21/06/2024  25% 
Coursework   Group Presentation  21/06/2024  25% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Adrian Martin, email: amartil@essex.ac.uk.
Adrian Martin
ehs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Mr James Ellerby
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 6 hours, 6 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Edge Hotel School

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