HUM30050 Professional Communication Workshop

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module offers you the opportunity to hone and activate your written communication skills for the contemporary professional world. It is an intensive one-week module which will take place face-to-face and requires full attendance and engagement. In hands-on workshops led by experienced industry professionals you will learn how to write accurate, persuasive, dynamic texts to engage and inform target audiences in professional contexts. Workshop activities will vary according to the workshop leaders' area of interest but may focus on skills such as writing effectively for social media, preparing briefing reports or writing a successful pitch.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module participants will be able to:
• Critically evaluate effective written communications for specified professional target audiences
• Assess the requirements of specific communicative tasks and plan appropriate written responses
• Write accurate, engaging short texts in response to a targeted brief
• Proofread and edit short texts
• Formulate clear feedback on written tasks

Indicative Module Content:

• Understanding the role of writing in professional contexts.
• Evaluating written examples of specific text types.
• Drafting effective communications for various formats and audiences.
• Giving and receiving effective feedback on documents for professional purposes.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:

This module adopts a learning-by doing approach. It will take place over the course of one week during the March fieldwork break in full-day workshops, during which participants will engage in:
• individual and group-based practical writing exercises set by industry experts
• oral and written peer-feedback activities
• discussion-based activities
• individual and group-based reflective learning exercises
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Portfolio of written assignments developed in the course of the module. Varies over the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Presentation: Presentation of completed project, including reflection on the writing/development process. Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be a central part of this workshop module: participants will develop their writing skills through the feedback and reflection process of working on practical writing tasks. Facilitators will provide ongoing feedback to drafts and samples of written work during the workshops and participants will receive individual oral and written feedback on their final submission.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Jaime Jones Lecturer / Co-Lecturer