Undergraduate Course: Study Skills for Business (BUST08021)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will provide useful information and advice to new students to help them settle into their new environment and will also help them gain an understanding of the learning styles in Edinburgh in order to maximise their learning outcomes and prepare them to be more employable after graduating.
This course will provide useful information and advice to new students to help them settle into their new environment, to minimise the non-academic disruptions and to enhance their quality of life in Edinburgh. The course will also help new students to understand the learning styles in Edinburgh in order to maximise their learning outcomes and prepare them to be more employable after graduating.
Students will be given information and advice on how to develop effective techniques for writing essays/other assignments, contribute effectively to group work, develop presentation skills and undertake other types of activity at University level.
Getting used to academic study & the academic environment
Effective academic reading
Preparing for a Poster presentation
Developing critical thinking skills
Essay writing techniques
Transferring coursework skills into employability skills
Revision techniques and exam techniques
Bringing your Skills together
Student Learning Experience
The course topics are designed to link more closely with the course assignments for the core Foundations of Business course but also to include techniques that are relevant to other courses such as Accounting and Economics, which are taken by many Business School students in first year. Sessions have been designed to focus on student activities with the aim of encouraging active learning. Sessions are led by tutors and also incorporate an element of Peer Support through the Peer Assisted Learning (BizPals) scheme. 2nd, 3rd and 4th year Business student leaders (BizPals) share their own experiences on issues such as study skills, using library resources, essay writing etc and can also help you find where to get additional help and information.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate awareness of different learning styles.
- Understand the challenges, value, benefits of living, studying and working in a multi-cultural environment
- Develop a sense of being part of a learning community.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||-To encourage a reflective approach to learning, and will encompass an element of peer learning/peer feedback.
-To encourage effective group-working, formal presentation skills, academic reading skills, and academic essay writing skills incorporating appropriate referencing.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||8 Tutorial sessions from Week 1 (21 September) not including Week 6 (w/b 26 October) or Week 9 (w/b 16 November).
|Keywords||cultural awareness; essay writing skills; group working skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sarah Ivory
Tel: (0131 6)51 5323
|Course secretary||Mrs Margot Morton
Tel: (0131 6)51 5251