Career Management and Personal Development Skills II

The details
Law (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
19 June 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

LLB M100 Law,
LLB M100JD Law,
LLB M100MD Law,
LLB M100MS Law,
LLB M101 Law (Including Foundation Year),
LLB M107 Law (Including Placement Year),
LLB M120 Law (Including Year Abroad),
MLAWM199 Law,
MLAWMA98 Law (Including Placement Year),
MLAWMA99 Law (Including Year Abroad),
LLB M103 Law (Senior Status),
LLB MM20 Law with Human Rights,
LLB MM21 Law with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MM22 Law with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
LLB MV16 Law with Philosophy,
LLB MV18 Law with Philosophy (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MV19 Law with Philosophy (Including Placement Year),
LLB ML14 Law with Politics (Including Year Abroad),
LLB ML15 Law with Politics (Including Placement Year),
LLB ML16 Law with Politics,
LLB MN00 Law with Business,
LLB MN01 Law with Business (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MN02 Law with Business (Including Placement Year),
LLB MN10 Law with Finance,
LLB MN11 Law with Finance (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MN12 Law with Finance (Including Placement Year),
LLB MM00 Law with Criminology,
LLB MM01 Law with Criminology (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MM02 Law with Criminology (Including Placement Year),
LLB M123 English and French Law (Licence)

Module description

Career Management and Personal Development Skillsaims to better prepare you for the opportunities and challenges of the graduate labour market. The module runs over a two year period, incorporating a range of activities, workshops and sessions that encourage you to take ownership of your personal and professional development and career planning.

Module aims

The module will:
-Explore what is expected of a graduate of law;
-Explore a range of influences on career choices;
-Increase your awareness of career decision making and career planning;
-Help you to develop an understanding of career management skills;
-Introduce you to reflective practice;
-Help you to increase self-awareness in order to enhance your career management capabilities;
-Increase your understanding of key skills and competencies and their impact on career choice;
-Introduce you to external experts and advisers.

Module learning outcomes

Understand the key skills and competencies expected of a law graduate;
-Be able to identify key personal factors that will inform your career choices;
-Be able to identify key skills and competencies developed through work experience, paid employment and volunteering;
-Have attended a variety of career talks, career fairs and/or panel sessions in order to explore and better understand different career options and career paths;
-Have started a PDP or career action plan and understand how this might change over time;
-Have a clear understanding of how and when to access career development opportunities;
-Have a good understanding of your personalvalues, interests, skills and competencies, and how these relate to career choices.
-Have an up to date CV which clearly articulates and evidences your skills and competencies;
-Be able to make appropriate applications for employment or post-graduate study,drawing effectively on your personal strengths and achievements.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module is taught over two years (as LW111 in the first year of your degree and LW211 in the second year of your degree). A series of short pre-recorded video lectures will beavailable on Moodle. The lectures will cover the compulsory/key material for this moduleand will be supported by a series of online tasks that you will need to complete. Drop–insessions (online/face-to-face) will also be scheduled -you don't need to attend these, but the team will be available during these sessions in case you have any questions.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Career Management Skills Portfolio     

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.


Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Penelope Brearey-Horne, email: pbrear@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Timea Tallodi, email: t.tallodi@essex.ac.uk.
Ms Penny Brearey-Horne, Dr Timea Tallodi, Ann Ord (Careers)
Law General Office, 01206 872529, lawugadmin@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 16 hours, 4 (25%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
10 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Law (School of)

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