Academic Development and Professional Practice

Module code: ENTE 1203

Module description

This module is designed to support you in the development of your academic study skills. It aims to complement the professional practice opportunities available throughout the course and to provide you with the skills necessary to maximise on your graduate employability.  

A key focus of the Leicester Castle Business School is to support you to embrace university life and ensure that you are embedded within DMU’s Global community. This module ensures that you have adequate access to your personal tutor, with the same personal tutors teaching your seminars. Academic and pastoral support will be provided by personal tutors on an ongoing basis. Entering higher education creates a number of challenges for first year learners. Alongside your course’s core topics, you are required to develop your academic skills. This enables you to research and present your assessments in a formalised manner. This module provides learners with a foundation in DMU’s core academic skill requirements with the intention of improving the standard of your work across all modules.

The module also focuses upon career planning and employability skills as well as developing and enhancing your current capabilities. In conjunction with DMUWorks you will consider routes into employment including part-time work, placements and voluntary positions, along with application processes and upskilling. Practical experiences through 24 hours to make a difference will give you the opportunity to take part in team working and you will reflect on participation and development plans. This will aid you in establishing a career path, which can then be clarified and nuanced over the duration of your degree, supporting you to become ‘work ready’ upon graduation.

Contact hours per student per term

  • Lectures: 11 hours
  • Seminar groups (Personal tutor led) 12 hours


  • Annotated Bibliography 50%
  • Reflective report 50%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books