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1. INTRODUCTION & WELCOME TO THE MODULE
The module builds on student learning at Level 5 and prepares students for participation in the world of business management. It considers many aspects of the issues faced by today’s leaders and managers. His module provides information on contemporary management, culture, and organizational leadership as well as important elements such as recruitment and selection.
2. MODULE AIMS, LEARNING OUTCOMES, AND INDICATIVE CONTENT
- Seek and apply new techniques and processes to own their performance and identify how this might be evaluated in the context of employability and leadership.
- Work with ideas at a level of abstraction, arguing from competing perspectives, and identify the possibility of new concepts using existing knowledge frameworks and approaches as taught in the module.
- Take responsibility for own learning and development using reflection and feedback to analyze own capabilities and appraise alternatives and develop plans and implement actions.
- Reflect on learning, integrating relevant theory and concepts from the module, and relating this to their evidence when applying for graduate roles or further education.
Indicative Syllabus Content
The syllabus follows the guidance from the Higher Education Academy in embedding employability in the curriculum
Employer expectations and recruitment processes
Values and Behaviour
Self and Cultural awareness
– Leadership in crisis
– Responsible Leadership
– Leadership and Organisational Culture
Reflection and Articulation
Confidence Resilience and adaptability
The University has arrangements for marking, internal moderation, and external scrutiny. Further information can be found in Section 12 of the Handbook of Academic Regulations, westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/resources/academic-regulations
The pass mark for the module is 40%. To pass overall, the overall total calculated from adding weighted marks in each assessment component must be 40% (If your mark for the module is between 30-40 you will be required to complete one or more referral assessments and your mark for these will be capped at 40%).
Unless explicitly indicated otherwise all coursework must be submitted electronically via Blackboard. In addition to the detail given below, further information may be posted on the Blackboard site for the module.
Do NOT include your name or student number within the file name or anywhere within your submission. The submission will be subject to anonymous marking. Having logged into either Safeassign or Turnitin the system will record your details anonymously and tutors will only see your name after the entire submission has been assessed and provisional marks have been released to all students at the same time.
Assessment rationale, methods, and weighting
The module delivers a range of experiences for the students and the assessment of each of these is designed as a Portfolio of activities around themes aligned to all the module learning outcomes, submitted after the module is complete (4000 words).
Key assessed Themes through the portfolio work submitted at the end of the module will cover Articulation of skills and attributes, Resilience and self /social/ cultural awareness; Leadership ambitions, and Becoming a reflective practitioner.
The portfolio will consist of reflective writing on these themes with appendices (not marked) providing evidence of student effort to secure graduate employment or further study.
Formative assessment on the key themes will be through working with the student action learning sets on each of the themes, providing feedback to students on formative work produced.
The portfolio assesses all of the four learning outcomes of the module
The portfolio of work will be assessed on the extent to which the student the learning outcomes:
- i) Demonstrates the ability to find and apply appropriate new techniques and processes to improve their own performance and identify how this might be evaluated.
- ii) Exhibits ability to work with ideas at a level of abstraction, arguing from competing perspectives, and identify the possibility of new concepts using existing knowledge frameworks and approaches relevant to employability and responsible leadership and management.
iii) Evidence taking responsibility for own learning and development using reflection and feedback to analyze their own capabilities and appraise alternatives and develop plans and implement actions.
- iv) Ability to reflect on learning, integrating relevant theory and concepts from the module, relating this to their evidence when applying for graduate roles or further education
Note also that a penalty system of up to 10 marks will be applied for presentation issues – formatting, structure and referencing, and citation
Assessment criteria for all assessments on the module relate to the University Grade Descriptor
Generic Grade Descriptors at Level 6
80-100 An outstanding piece of work: All assessment criteria have been met at an exceptionally high standard • Demonstrates exceptional independent thought and reflection in relation to complex ideas and concepts. • Provides creative analysis of techniques/knowledge. • Critically analyses information sources, techniques, and approaches to analysis. • Demonstrates extensive research across a range of sources. • Communicates ideas and complexity with confidence, using appropriate format and excellent presentation.
70-79 An excellent piece of work: All assessment criteria have been met at a high standard.
- Takes a confident approach to critical analysis/reflection across a range of techniques/knowledge. • Shows in-depth understanding of ideas and concepts. • Demonstrates insightful/independent contextualization and implications of theories/practices. • Synthesises independent research across a range of authoritative sources. • Communicates with clarity using appropriate format and excellent presentation.
60-69 A good piece of work: All assessment criteria have been met at a good standard.
- Demonstrates systematic understanding across a range of techniques/knowledge in specialized areas. • Demonstrates confident analysis/reflection on key concepts/frameworks. • Explores the relationship of theories/practices within the wider context. • Provides additional independent research across a range of authoritative sources. • Communicates clearly, using appropriate format and with a sound presentation.
50-59 A sound piece of work: All assessment criteria have clearly been met.
- Demonstrates a clear understanding of techniques/knowledge in specialized areas. • Demonstrates some independent synthesis and reflective analysis across key concepts/ frameworks. • Provides evidence of research across a range of resources provided within the module. • Communicates using the appropriate format with a satisfactory presentation.
40-49 An adequate piece of work: All assessment criteria have just been met.
- Demonstrates descriptive understanding of techniques/knowledge. • Provides limited evaluation of ideas and concepts. • Undertakes minimal research within module content. • Communicates work using the appropriate format with some weaknesses of presentation.
30-39 FAIL An inadequate piece of work: One or more relevant assessment criteria are not met • Applies techniques/knowledge with limited with some weaknesses/omissions. • Demonstrates inadequate knowledge of key concepts and principles. • Uses a minimal amount of relevant information from within the module. • Communication is unclear with a poor standard of presentation.
0-29 FAIL: A poor piece of work: Most of the relevant assessment criteria area not been met.
- Applies techniques/knowledge with significant weaknesses and omissions. •Demonstrates major inaccuracies and/or misunderstandings flaws of key concepts and principles. • Uses inadequate information sources from within the module. • Communication is unclear with a poor standard of presentation.
Qualifying mark %
|Assessment type (e.g. essay, presentation,
open exam or closed exam)
|Portfolio||100||Portfolio of work related to module content 4000 words|
Eligibility of students for an ‘alternative assessment’
Single semester study abroad students are eligible to take this assessment. Which will be set out at the start of the module teaching run.
We support our students by providing complimentary recordings* to support education and learning. We aim to offer recorded versions of the following:
– Course and module induction sessions
– Key lectures
– Assessment briefings
Other types of learning may be also provided, depending on the module and mode of study.
Workshops and seminars will not be routinely recorded.
*Recordings may be provided in a range of forms, including Panopto recording, audio, video, and other learning resources.
Recordings can be found in our virtual learning environment (Blackboard).
Assessment General Threshold Criteria
Referencing requirements for assignments
Statements, assertions, and ideas made in coursework should be supported by citing relevant sources. Sources cited in the text should be listed at the end of the assignment in a reference list. Any material that you read but do not cite in the report should go into a separate bibliography. Unless explicitly stated otherwise by the module teaching team, all referencing should be in Westminster Harvard format. If you are not sure about this, the library provides guidance (available via the library website pages).
Westminster Harvard is the College’s chosen referencing format. If another format must be used, state the chosen format here (in black text)
Difficulties in submitting assignments on time
If you have difficulties for reasons beyond your control (e.g. serious illness, family problems, etc.) that prevent you from submitting the assignment, make sure you apply to the Mitigating Circumstances board with evidence to support your claim as soon as possible. The WBS Registry or your personal tutor can advise on this.
Submitting your coursework – checks
You must include NOT your name, student ID, and word count on the first page of your assignment as the work is subject to anonymous marking.
Coursework is submitted via Blackboard. On the Blackboard home page for the module, you will find a button on the menu called ‘Submit Coursework’. Clicking this will take you to the submission link.
At busy times the coursework submission process may run slowly. To ensure that your submission is not recorded as late submission, avoid submitting very close to the deadline.
To submit your assignment:
- Log on to Blackboard at http://learning.westminster.ac.uk;
- Go to the Blackboard site for this module
- Click on the ‘Submit Coursework’ link in the navigation menu on the left-hand side
- Click on the link for the assignment;
- Follow the instructions.
It is a requirement that you submit your work in this way. All coursework must be submitted by 13:00 (UK Time on the due date).
If you submit your coursework late but within 24 hours or one ‘working’ day of the specified deadline, 10% of the overall marks available for that assessment will be deducted as a penalty for late submission, except for work that is marked in the range 40-44% in which case the mark will be capped at the pass mark (40%).
If you submit your coursework more than 24 hours or more than one ‘working’ day after the specified deadline you will be given a mark of zero for the work in question.
The University’s mitigating circumstances procedures relating to the non-submission or late submission of coursework apply to all coursework.
If you are unclear about this, speak to your class leader or module leader.
3. FEEDBACK ARRANGEMENTS
Formative feedback will be given to the student during the later weeks of the semester, following their delivery of the 10-minute presentation on their research plan. Summative feedback is used and how it will be made available. This must respect the latest college policy. The key dates are on the inside front cover. Summative written feedback will be made available to the student online – via the Grade Centre, SafeAssign, or Turnitin.
4. USING YOUR STUDY TIME EFFECTIVELY
You have primary responsibility for your own learning. You will have a schedule of formal study where you will be working with academic staff and this is outlined later in this handbook.
Alongside your scheduled studies, your private or ‘independent’ study is very important. This is the time that you spend learning without direct supervision from, or contact with, a member of the teaching staff and this makes up a large part of your studies. It is likely to include background reading, preparation for seminars or tutorials, follow-up work, wider practice, the completion of assignments, revision, and so on. Some independent study may be structured for you as a key part of your learning, but it also is the additional study you choose to undertake to further improve your learning.
To summarise, in general, your study activity will break down into:
- Scheduled contact/activity time (such as lectures, classes, tutorials, workshops, supervisions, and other-directed activities)
- Structured independent study (such as reading and preparing for scheduled learning activities)
- Module and course-based wider study (such as reading the business media, employability activities, personal tutoring activity )
- Assessment (working on coursework and/or preparing for and taking tests/exams)
You should be putting in 10 hours of study time for every credit so you should plan to commit more hours than the class time in this module in order to gain the most out of your studies.
UG Activity Table
|Learning and Teaching Activity Type||Category||Hours*|
|Total Scheduled Contact/Activity Hours||48|
|Structured independent study||Independent||x|
|Module and course-based general study||Independent||x|
|Working on and taking assessments||Independent||x|
|Total Independent Study Hours||152|
|Total Learning and Teaching Hours||200|
- These hours are indicative only and may be subject to change. They also indicate what would be typical. Your particular study needs may vary.
If you are unclear on any aspect of making the best use of your study time on this module, speak to your class leader or the module leader.
What you submit for assessment must be your own current work. It will automatically be scanned through a text matching system to check for possible plagiarism.
Do not reuse material from other assessments that you may have completed on other modules. Collusion with other students (except when working in groups), recycling previous assignments (unless this is explicitly allowed by the module leader), and/or plagiarism (copying) of other sources all are offenses and are dealt with accordingly. If you are not sure about this, then speak to your class leader.
University of Westminster Quality & Standards statement
Plagiarism is a particular form of cheating. Plagiarism must be avoided at all costs and students who break the rules, however innocently, will be penalized. It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand correct referencing practices. As a University level student, you are expected to use appropriate references and keep carefully detailed notes of all your sources of material, including any material downloaded from the www.
Plagiarism is defined as a submission for assessment of material (written, visual or oral) originally produced by another person or persons, without acknowledgment, in such a way that the work could be assumed to be your own. Plagiarism may involve the unattributed use of another person’s work, ideas, opinions, theory, facts, statistics, graphs, models, paintings, performance, computer code, drawings, quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words, or paraphrases of another person’s spoken or written words.
Plagiarism covers both direct copying and copying or paraphrasing with only minor adjustments:
- a direct quotation from a text must be indicated by the use of quotation marks (or an indented paragraph in italics for a substantive section) and the source of the quote (title, author, page number, and date of publication) provided;
- a paraphrased summary must be indicated by the attribution of the author, date, and source of the material including page numbers for the section(s) which have been summarised.
5. READING AND KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Rees, W. D. Porter C. (2015) Managing People in Organisations Macmillan
|Learning Week||Lecture||Seminar||Reading for next week|
|1||Contemporary management and Leadership methodologies||Introduction to the module and assessment|
|2||Recruitment and Selection||Prince 2|
|6||Values and Behaviour||Responsible leadership|
|7||Leadership in crisis||Digital Management|
|8||Leadership and Organisational culture||APP|
|9||Reflection and Articulation||Ocado|
|10||Confidence, Resilience, and Adaptability||Publicis Sapient|
|11||Networking and Consolidating experience||HS2|
Additional preparation materials may be posted on Blackboard. To benefit fully from your face-to-face taught sessions, these should be accessed and completed beforehand.
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