Complete a 1500-word reflective report as evidence of developing skills and knowledge through the participation in 4 major challenges
Complete a 1500-word reflective report as evidence of developing skills and knowledge through the participation in 4 major challenges.
Assignment task (1500 words counts)
To complete a 1500-word reflective report as evidence of developing skills and knowledge through the participation in 4 major challenges. The report will summarise the business angle of each challenge and reflect on the personal skills developed and potential areas for continuous improvement.
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO 2 Work effectively in a team.
LO 4 Develop business skills including presentation skills emotional intelligence meeting skills and use of spreadsheets.
The module will be organised around four compulsory challenges to help develop your skills required for success at university. You must get actively involved in each challenge. You are required to write an individual report to evidence your participation in the Challenges and to reflect on what you have learned through your involvement. The report must include coverage of the following-: The Challenges: An analysis of each challenge which focuses on the business angle eg branding finance operations. What knowledge did you learn about how businesses actually work?
The Challenges are as follows-:
- Apprentice Challenge
- Presentation Challenge
- T-shirt Challenge
A reflection on the skills you have demonstrated during the challenges to include the following –
- Communication Skills/ Emotional Intelligence
- Time Management and meeting skills
- Business skills and competencies developed e.g. presentation skills use of Excel etc.
An action plan on how you will develop these skills over the next 3 years at university. The report is a reflective piece but still requires you to demonstrate an evidence based approach to the coverage and consequently there is a need to support the discussion of both the challenges and the skills with reference to core module materials covered in seminar sessions and with additional external research.
The research will represent not only materials covered on the Graduate Challenge module itself but also from other level 4 modules eg coverage of branding from marketing lectures the inclusion of teamwork in from Introduction to People Management business analysis skills from Global Business Environment or Financial Accounting. As the report is a reflective piece you do not need to worry about formal style you can write in terms of “I” “my” etc.