Career Management and Personal Development Skills I

The details
Law (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
02 August 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

LLB M122 English and French Law (Maitrise),
LLB M100 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),
LLB M120AF 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 MM00 Law with Criminology,
LLB MM01 Law with Criminology (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MM02 Law with Criminology (Including Placement Year)

Module description

What are the main skills expected of a law graduate? And what key personal factors will inform your career choice? Get ready for the opportunities and challenges of the graduate labour market. Undertake activities, workshops and session that help you develop, building your key skills and competencies.

Module aims

Career Management Skills aims to prepare students 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 encourages students to take ownership of their personal and professional development.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the first year, a student should:

1. Understand the key skills and competencies expected of a law graduate;

2. Be able to identify key personal factors that will inform their career choices;

3. Be able to identify the key skills and competencies developed through work experience, paid employment and volunteering;

4. Have attended a variety of career talks in order to explore and better understand different career paths;

5. Have started a PDP or career action plan and understood how this may change over time;

Module information


The module will:

1. Explore what is expected of a law graduate;

2. Explore a range of influences on career choices (e.g. values, motivations);

3. Increase awareness of career decision making and career planning;

4. Help students to develop an understanding of career management skills;

5. Introduce students to reflective practice;

6. Increase self-awareness in order to enhance career management capabilities;

7. Increase understanding of key skills and competencies and their impact on career choices.

Learning and teaching methods

Students attend two group sessions in their first year of study (one in the autumn term and one in the spring term) and make use of a range of self-study resources, workshops and events.
Attendance and participation is monitored.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Penny Brearey Horne, Ann Ord (Careers)
Law General Office, 01206 872529, lawugadmin@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

Ms Lydia Katherine Bleasdale-Hill
The University of Leeds
Director of the Clinic
Available via Moodle
Of 44 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
44 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Law (School of)

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