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					Module and Mini-Module Overview - Semester 2                                            2011-12
Career Development Learning; Experience (Work and Life); Degree Subject Knowledge; Generic Skills; Emotional Intelligence and Personal Development; Starting a Business / Entrepreneurship

To enquire about or enrol for any of these courses, please contact futures@uclan.ac.uk or telephone 01772 895858.

20 credits = Bronze Award; 30 credits = Silver Award; for details of the Gold Award please contact 'futures'

Please note that you must enrol for TWO mini-modules, to make up a 10 Credit module Format Your Future A or B (CD1501/2)

                                                                No. of                                                                                                                                    No. of
                  Module Title                   Module Code                   Status                                                  Brief Description                                                           Day          Dates            Time                     Venue                    Tutor / s
                                                                Credits                                                                                                                                   Weeks

                                                                                                                                     Mini Modules
    Format Your Future A (CD1501) or                                                                             Successful completion of two mini-modules =
     Format Your Future B (CD1502)                                                                               Format Your Future A (or B) = 10 Credits
                                                                                             'Assessment Centre' - two words guaranteed to strike terror into the heart of even the bravest
                                                                                            interviewee. Given that almost 50% of employers use this method of recruitment, there's only half a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Assessment Centres                               CD1501 / 2    Mini-module   Open Booking   chance of escaping this daunting experience. Don't worry though, help is at hand! This mini-module              5      Wed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               13:00-15:00         Futures Seminar Room      Julie Hardy
                                                                                            will give you the opportunity to participate in asssessment centre style recruitment in an encouraging
                                                                                            and supportive environment.

                                                                                            Would you like to improve your work capacity, concentration, mood or just overall health? This mini-
                                                                                            module will help you enhance your self-management skills, study and work/life balance, as well as your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           12, 19, 26 Mar &
Budgeting and Planning for a Healthy Lifestyle   CD1501 / 2    Mini-module   Open Booking   ability to budget and plan for a more productive and healthier lifestyle. Through reflective insight of         5      Mon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16, 23 April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               15:00-17:00         Futures Seminar Room      Chris Smith
                                                                                            your own health goals and needs, you will acquire greater understanding and learn solutions to help
                                                                                            you overcome barriers, allowing you to feel better and live more healthily.

                                                                                            Become more self assured - this is one of the most important characteristics every person should have.
                                                                                            Trusting and believing in ourselves and having faith in our ability to cope in any situation assists in all                     16, 23, 30 Mar
Building Self Confidence NB NEW DATES            CD1501/ 2     Mini-module   Open Booking
                                                                                            aspects of our lives and careers. Confidence is core to self development, the building block on which to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            5       Fri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and 20 & 27 Apr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               10:00-12:00         Futures Seminar Room      Janet Bird
                                                                                            base goal setting, motivation, problem solving and communication.


                                                                                            An interactive and highly enjoyable mini module to build up your confidence in numeracy and                                     15, 22, 29 Mar
Confidence in Maths for the World of Work        CD1501 / 2    Mini-module   Open Booking
                                                                                            to help you pass numerical tests used by employers when recruiting graduates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            5      Thurs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and 19 & 26 Apr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               13:00-15:00             Harrington 320        Sarah Fox



                                                                                            What marks people out as being exciting, innovative and different in their approach to getting a job
Creative Problem Solving                                                                    done? With so many qualified graduates seeking good jobs, what really makes an individual stand out                            14, 21, 28 Mar
                                                 CD1501 / 2    Mini-module       FULL                                                                                                                       5      Wed                         13:00-15:00         Futures Seminar Room      Julie Hardy
Semester 2: FULL                                                                            to an employer? The ability to evaluate a situation and general inspirational ideas to create and                              and 18 25 Apr
                                                                                            maximise an opportunity is key to fulfilling your own potential.


                                                                                            This course will help students to explore the concept of ideas generation and innovation. Students will
                                                                                            work in teams to undertake exercises in creative thinking and evaluation and use tools for generating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           31 Jan and 7, 14,
Developing Innovative & Creative Ideas           CD1501 / 2    Mini-module   Open Booking   new ideas. Students will be encouraged to follow an iterative process for ideas development, and will           5      Tues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             21 & 28 Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               10:00-13:00           Media Factory 314       Anne Newman
                                                                                            critically analyse their own ideas and learn how to undertake peer assessment activity. Good for those
                                                                                            who are developing project ideas or thinking of starting a business in future.


                                                                                            This mini-module will help you know exactly what is required to target regional work opportunities in
                                                                                            the North West of England so, if you are keen to get your first graduate job in the North West, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           14, 21, 28 Mar
Getting a Graduate Job in the North West         CD1501 / 2    Mini-module   Open Booking   course will show you how. You will have the chance to get to know the key employers offering                    5      Wed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and 18 25 Apr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               11:00-13:00         Futures Seminar Room      Kath Houston
                                                                                            graduate jobs and find out how to get their attention. The five weeks will include 2 compulsory on-line
                                                                                            discussion forums.


                                                                                            This mini module will help you know exactly what is required to kick start an international career. You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           30 Jan and 6, 13,
Getting an International Job as a Graduate       CD1501 / 2    Mini-module   Open Booking   will learn how to target international work opportunities so that you can work out what is available and        5      Mon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20, 27 Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               13:00-15:00         Futures Seminar Room      Kath Houston
                                                                                            how to successfully apply for a graduate job abroad.

                                                                                            You will be introduced to a range of techniques and strategies to maximise your chances of success in
                                                                                            the recruitment process. From understanding what employers are looking for, through to successful                              13, 20, 27 Mar                                                    Helen Jeffrey / Andy
I'm The One (You're Looking For)                 CD1501 / 2    Mini-module   Open Booking
                                                                                            CVs, Application Forms and Interviews. The workshops are ideal for those preparing for jobs or
                                                                                                                                                                                                            5      Tues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and 17, 24 Apr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               14:00-16:00         Futures Seminar Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bagshaw
                                                                                            placements.




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                                                                    No. of                                                                                                                                      No. of
                   Module Title                     Module Code                       Status                                                     Brief Description                                                         Day           Dates                 Time                    Venue                    Tutor / s
                                                                    Credits                                                                                                                                     Weeks

                                                                                                      WORD (Core Level): In this mini module you will learn how to create and edit professional-looking
                                                                                                      documents including formatting, sharing, reviewing and applying references.


                                                                                                      EXCEL (Core Level): In this mini module you will learn how to create and edit professional-looking
                                                                                                      spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and situations.

Microsoft Office Specialist                   To                                                      ACCESS (Core Level): In this mini module you will learn how to create and manage professional-looking
book a place on any of these courses                                                                  databases including building table and forms, managing queries and reporting.
(equivalent to 1 x mini-module each) please visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Registration - Thursdays - see website for dates and
LIS website (Training - Level Two) for booking      CD1501 / 2     Mini-module    Open Booking
                                                                                                      POWERPOINT (Core Level): In this mini module you will learn how to create and edit professional-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Library LIB 115          Caroline Melling
form and registration dates:                                                                          looking presentations, including applying animations, transitions and inserting multimedia elements.
http://www.uclan.ac.uk/students/it/iskills_year
_two.php
                                                                                                      WORD (Expert Level): In this mini module you will build on existing knowledge and explore further
                                                                                                      Excel skills such as auditing formulas and applying and manipulating pivot tables and charts.



                                                                                                      EXCEL (Expert Level): In this mini module you will build on existing knowledge and explore further
                                                                                                      Word skills such as document protection, tracking and managing macros and forms.


                                                                                                      This workshop programme will enable you to develop a practical understanding of, and confidence in,
                                                                                                      networking and negotiation. The ability to negotiate and undertake effective networking is an essential                        15, 22, 29 Mar
Networking & Negotiation                            CD1501 / 2     Mini-module    Open Booking
                                                                                                      enterprise and employability skill.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5       Thurs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and 19 & 26 Apr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11:00-13:00               Brook 015           Jiwei Shi



                                                                                                       Are you worried that your maths skills are rusty or you have forgotten the maths you learnt at school?
Numeracy Skills for Nurses               FULLY                                                                                                                                                                                       15, 22, 29 Mar                                                       Sarah Fox / Arija
                                                      CD1501 / 2   Mini-module    FULLY BOOKED        Do you lack confidence in calculating dosages or converting one unit to another? This course will take      5       Thurs                             16:00-18:00         Futures Seminar Room
BOOKED                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and 19 & 26 Apr                                                       Parker
                                                                                                      you back to basics and give you the confidence to do the maths you need as part of your job.


                                                                                                      This mini-module provides you with an insight into creative strategies for securing a graduate job. You
                                                                                                      will be introduced to a variety of techniques (eg. networking, information interviews, speculative                            31 Jan and 7, 14,                                                     Helen Jeffrey / Andy
Opening Doors (Into a Successful Career)            CD1501 / 2     Mini-module     Open Booking
                                                                                                      applications, work experience and further study) and will be supported in creating a personal Career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5        Tues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      21 & 28 Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            14:00-16:00         Futures Seminar Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bagshaw
                                                                                                      Action Plan to achieve your goals

                                                                                                      Do you need a placement for your course but need help in securing a placement that is right for you?
                                                                                                      This mini-module will enable you to explore what you want from a placement, complete a proposal for                           2, 9, 16, 23 Feb
Planning the Perfect Placement                      CD1501 / 2     Mini-module    Open Booking
                                                                                                      a prospective employer, and develop methods of researching potential employers / completing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5       Thurs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and 1 Mar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11:00-13:00           Media Factory 315       Sarah Fox
                                                                                                      applications.

                                                                                                      An interactive and highly enjoyable mini module to give you the confidence and the necessary
                                                                                                      skills for giving brilliant presentations, which will build your confidence and skills in all types of                        2, 9, 16, 23 Feb
Presenting with the X Factor                        CD1501 / 2     Mini-module    Open Booking
                                                                                                      presentations for your course, interviews and work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5       Thurs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and 1 Mar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13:00-15:00               Brook 447                 Sarah Fox




Signing in the Workplace (British Sign                                                                This mini-module is to enable students to communicate with Deaf people using basic British Sign
                                                                                                      Language (BSL) and fingerspelling in the workplace. The BSL content will resemble essential, real-life                        15, 22, 29 Mar &
Language) - An Introduction                         CD1501 / 2     Mini-module    FULLY BOOKED
                                                                                                      vocabulary and vital language functions necessary for common situations and experiences where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5       Thurs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       19, 26 Apr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16:00-18:00           Livesey House 225       Junhui Yang
FULLY BOOKED                                                                                          students may encounter Deaf people.

                                                                                                      Having a good degree is no longer enough to enable you to compete in the current job market.
                                                                                                      Transferable skills are what most employers look for from quality graduates. This module will                                 30 Jan, 6, 13, 20,
Skills for Managers and Entrepreneurs               CD1501 / 2     Mini-module    Open Booking
                                                                                                      help you to identify a set of key skills to enable you to become a business leader so that you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5        Mon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         27 Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11:00-13:00         Futures Seminar Room      Jiwei Shi
                                                                                                      can either work for yourself, or within any organisation.

                                                                                                      Journalism is a popular career choice for many graduates and competition for jobs has never
                                                                                                      been higher. One vital yet often overlooked skill is being able to produce an engaging and
                                                                                                      accurate narrative article from numerical data such as budget information or crime figures.
                                                                                                      This mini module aims to provide students with the necessary skills to interpret a range of
                                                                                  Int Journalists /                                                                                                                                 16. 23, 30 March
Stats to Stories                                    CD1501 / 2     Mini-module
                                                                                   Open Booking
                                                                                                      numerical data and reproduce the information gathered in narrative form. Through a series of                5         Fri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     & 20, 27 April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            14:00-16:00         Futures Seminar Room      Sarah Fox
                                                                                                      interesting and interactive workshops students will be taught a variety of basic numeracy
                                                                                                      techniques to enable students to interpret data appropriately. Students will also be taught
                                                                                                      how to generate engaging narrative from the results of numerical analysis that will engage and
                                                                                                      entice the audience.

                                                                                                      Employers are increasingly monitoring social media and other online channels in their recruitment
                                                                                                      processes. Your On-line Reputation is a mini-module that aims to provide you with a sound
                                                                               Open Booking / Int understanding of sharing and managing your information online. You will be taught vital aspects of                                12, 19, 26 Mar &
Your On-line Reputation                             CD1501 / 2     Mini-module
                                                                                  Journalists     social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin in order to optimise your online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5        Mon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       16, 23 Apr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11:00-13:00         Futures Seminar Room      Tom Stables
                                                                                                      visibility as well as opportunities to enhance your employability.



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                                                             No. of                                                                                                                                       No. of
                   Module Title                Module Code                  Status                                                     Brief Description                                                           Day        Dates           Time                     Venue                    Tutor / s
                                                             Credits                                                                                                                                      Weeks


                                                                                                                                   10 Credit Modules

                                                                                            Are you starting to think about life after university? This module will introduce you to researching job
                                                                                            opportunities and further study, networking and the hidden jobs market; how to write a successful job
Kick Start Your Career (On-line)               CD2507          10         Open Booking
                                                                                            application; and advice and guidance on interview techniques. There will be the opportunity for one-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            12     Thurs    from 26 Jan        n/a                      On-line           Sarah Fox
                                                                                            to-one support with your career plans. Don't delay - kick-start your career today.


                                                                                            An on line module that enables you to examine areas of your day-to-day life that you want to
Learning Through Life - Getting Started (On-                                                improve. You can use the on line learning resources to plan changes that you would like to                                                                                                      Sarah Fox / Janet
                                               CD1507          10        Open Booking                                                                                                                       12     Thurs    from 26 Jan        n/a                      On-line
line)                                                                                       implement. In addition to solving issues in your day to day life, this module will enable you to                                                                                                      Bird
                                                                                            improve both your employability skills and your reflective learning skills

                                                                                            A follow-on from Learning Through Life - Getting Started, which you must have completed before
                                                                                            enrolling for this module. This module will allow you to practise some of the ideas that you developed                                                                                        Sarah Fox / Janet
Learning Through Life - Getting on With It     CD2505          10        Open Booking
                                                                                            in the first module and see how much you can learn from investigating and making improvements to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            12     Thurs    from 26 Jan        n/a                      On-line
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bird
                                                                                            your life.



Mentoring Experience 1                         CD2500          10                           enquire for further details                                                                                     12                                                                            Janet Bird




Mentoring Experience 2                         CD3500          10                           enquire for further details                                                                                     12                                                                            Janet Bird



                                                                                            Must have completed Kick Start Your Career (CD2507). Having identified a potential career path in Kick
                                                                                            Start Your Career, My Career Project Online enables you to research further into what your career
My Career Project (On-line)                    CD2510          10        Open Booking       choice really involves through independent research and an exciting case study. This module will also           12      Fri     from 27 Jan        n/a                      On-line           Sarah Fox
                                                                                            enable you to research and practise some of the testing selection procedures you are likely to face,
                                                                                            which will increase your chance of securing the career of your dreams.


                                                                                            Find out about how to plan and develop a project for an external client. You will be acting as a
Project Management (An Introduction)           CD2208          10        Open Booking       consultant in this role, bringing your creative ideas, planning and evaluation skills to advise a potential     12     Mon      from 23 Jan     13:00-15:00       Adelphi Building     ABLT2 Gaynor Wood
                                                                                            client on their project


Volunteering & Community Action                VO1016          10        Open Booking       Contact Yasmeen Ali YAli4@uclan.ac.uk for further details                                                                                                                                     Yasmeen Ali


                                                                                            Through this module you will reflect upon work experience that you have undertaken - whether paid
Working Towards Your Brilliant Career                                                       part-time, placements, internships, or volunteer work, enabling you to identify your relevant skills,                                                                                         Sarah Fox / Janet
                                               CD1511          10        Open Booking                                                                                                                       12             please enquire      n/a                      On-line
(Online)                                                                                    strengths, aptitudes and abilities. It will support your self-awareness and career learning so that you                                                                                       Bird
                                                                                            may make better choices in academic and work-related decisions.



                                                                                                                                   20 Credit Modules

                                                                                            Are you interested in starting an internet-based business with little or no capital required? Are you
Becoming an Internet Business Whiz                                                          interested in helping a business to grow through on-line marketing? Do you want to make money
                                               CD3120          20          CANCELLED                                                                                                                        12     Thurs    from 26 Jan     15:00-17:00               Harris 158          Jiwei Shi
CANCELLED                                                                                   through the internet wherever you want? If the answer is 'yes' to any of these questions, then you
                                                                                            should come and join this 12 week life-changing course.


                                                                                                                                                                                                            12     Tues     from 24 Jan     11:00-13:00         Futures Seminar Room
Emotional Intelligence                                                                      Gain an introduction to emotional intelligence and an understanding of its importance, particularly in
                                               CD2011          20      Tues: Open Booking                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lorraine Dacre Pool
NB: Wednesday sessions CANCELLED                                                            the workplace. Take part in activities that will help you to develop your emotional intelligence                                                                     ME315 Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                                                                            12     Wed      from 25 Jan     13:00-15:00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CANCELLED

                                                                                            If you wish to live in a desirable future and to stand out from the crowds, this module will help you to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brook Building
Enterprise Skills for Starting a Business      CD2201          20        Open Booking       develop a wide range of business and enterprise skills that are essential to your future career. You will       12     Mon      from 23 Jan     15:00-17:00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BB018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jiwei Shi
                                                                                            also be inspired and equippped with entrepreneurial thinking and the skills to start your own business.


                                                                                            Develop your communication, study and career management skills through self-analysis, experiential
Personal Development FULL                      CD1001          20        FULLY BOOKED       and reflective learning. This module is all about you and will help you to develop important                    12     Thurs    from 26 Jan     12:00-15:00                 On-line           Lorraine Dacre Pool
                                                                                            employability skills, including how to give a successful presentation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            12     Tues     from 24 Jan     13:00-15:00      Maudland Building MB049
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gaynor Wood
                                                                                            Get organised for your future career after graduation. This module will boost your confidence and help                                                                  Harris Building
Planning Your Career                           CD2001          20         Open Booking
                                                                                            you to achieve success, whether you know exactly what you want to do, or have no idea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            12     Thurs    from 26 Jan     13:00-15:00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       HB234

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                                                              No. of                                                                                                                               No. of
                   Module Title                 Module Code               Status       Get organised for your future career after Brief Description
                                                                                                                                  graduation. This module will boost your confidence and help                Day         Dates              Time                     Venue                    Tutor / s
Planning Your Career                            CD2001        Credits
                                                                20      Open Booking                                                                                                               Weeks
                                                                                       you to achieve success, whether you know exactly what you want to do, or have no idea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Livesey House
                                                                                                                                                                                                     12       Fri      from 27 Jan       12:00-14:00                                    Peter Sewell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LH014

                                                                                       Want to know about starting your own business but not sure where to start or whether it would be
                                                                                       right for you? This course will start you off by giving you an insight into the business start-up process
                                                                                       so that you can realistically work out whether you have what it takes to run your own business. You
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wed                      W: 10:00-13:00 and      W: Harris HB113 /        Anne Newman &
Skills & Ideas for Successful Self-Employment   CD1510          20      Open Booking   will also develop the necessary confidence and skills to encourage you to create your own workable            12
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Fri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from 25 & 27 Jan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        F: 11:00-13:00          F: Brook BB009          Kath Houston
                                                                                       business idea. Learn what is involved in the pre-start / self-employment process and develop the skills
                                                                                       and ideas required. It weill also be useful for thos who want to explore freelancing or starting a
                                                                                       business as a career option.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Adelphi LT2 /
                                                                                                                                                                                                     12      Tues      from 24 Jan       13:00-15:00
                                                                                       An exciting and innovative hands-on module that takes you through the steps of starting a new                                                                              Brook BB018
Start a Business                                CD3114          20      Open Booking   business enterprise, developing a working business plan and exploring and developing your inner                                                                                                  Lionel Bunting
                                                                                       entrepreneur.                                                                                                                                                            Harris HB234 /
                                                                                                                                                                                                     12     Thurs      from 26 Jan       15:00-17:00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Harrington HA345




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