At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.
The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.
Undergraduates on the Accounting and Business degree programme are taught by academic staff from within the department, with additional input from specialist professionals currently working in Business Management and Finance. Modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops and small group seminars as well as practical business simulation exercises and other "hands-on" sessions.
On this course, students undertake two 20-credit Professional Development and Placement modules, which include seven weeks professional work preparation and placement during summer terms at Level 4 and Level 5. Accounting and Business students have the opportunity to gain work experience in the Accountancy, Financial Services and general Business Management sectors. Before their work placements, students are fully prepared and briefed and afterwards, they are encouraged to reflect on the experience. Our professional work placements are a pivotal part of the degree programme and, along with networking and equivalence arrangements, invariably help students to find their first job after graduation.
At Level 6, all students undertake a 20 credit Accounting/Business Finance Research project. A further option is the "Professional Learning through Work" module, which will involve the negotiation of a special project with an employing organisation and approved by academic staff at Leeds Trinity. These module options are designed to enhance and develop a network of industry contacts, which will help the access their chosen career networks.
All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers throughout their degree through participation in our on-campus Local Business network, as well as access to extensive Business networks made available through corporate membership of the IOD (Institute of Directors) and Leeds Chamber of Commerce. Students are also encouraged to build on the contacts made during their work placements.
Students have the opportunity throughout the course to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering, all of which provide the chance for students to build up their skills, CV and portfolio in preparation for competing in the jobs marketplace.
Extensive use is made of Moodle on this degree programme, the Leeds Trinity Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support 24/7 learning and to provide access to e learning resources both on and off-campus.