Career Management and Personal Development Skills II

The details
Law (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
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

Career Management Skills and Personal Development aims to prepare you for some of 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.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you should:

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 completed a range of SOAR audits;

Have a good understanding of your personal values, 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 personal strengths and achievements.

Module information

The module is delivered in two parts: LW111 (year 1) and LW211 (year 2).
In your first year of study, you attended three large-group lectures (two in the autumn term and one in the spring term) and you were directed to a range of self-study resources, workshops and events. In your second year of study, you will have three large-group lectures (one in the autumn term and two in the spring term) and will be directed to a range of self-study resources, workshops and events.

You have access to the LW111 resources and materials through the LW111 Moodle pages and, from week 6 to week 10, complementary workshops will be held in the Law Common Room (attendance at these complementary workshops is not compulsory).

Learning and teaching methods

Although the module carries zero credits and does not count towards your final degree classification, the module "Career Management Skills and Personal Development" will appear on your transcript with a PASS/NOTC outcome.

The module is assessed by coursework; the coursework consists of one Portfolio, which comprises:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Certificate of completion of on-line learning opportunities
3) Reflective statement
4) PDP or personal Career Action Plan


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 Penny Brearey-Horne, Dr Timea Tallodi, 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 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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