Academic Development & Career Building

This Personal Academic Tutorial (PAT) module will support you in all disciplines and encourage their development of the key skills required for the final year, especially the project (18.1). It will also build on the activities and skills of Communication & Skills in Biosciences in semester 1.

You will be encouraged to engage with Careers Services and schemes such as PSA (Personal Skills Award).
To prepare students for presentations on their final year projects, you will give a ten minute presentation within their tutor groups, reflecting on how they can improve their presentation skills in the future (18.3). 

This module includes two Personal Academic Tutorials. In addition, working independently and with your personal tutor and tutor group you will develop these key skills in preparation for final year, in particular for your final year project:

  • self-organisation and time management;
  • self-reliance;
  • independent thinking and working;
  • critical analysis; and
  • reflection and the application of feedback

Proactively plan your career and consistently invest in your career
Communicate complex scientific ideas to a ‘lay’ audience in an oral presentation
Engage with the research being undertaken across Biosciences and with the wider academic community of principal investigators and postgraduate students
Develop your writing skills and strategies for coping with exams in an invigilated exam essay writing exercise and in themed workshops on exam essays 

Continuous Assessment : Coursework (100%)