IR20270 Ad Astra Professional & Personal Development

Academic Year 2022/2023

Please be aware that this elective module is only available to Ad Astra Academy Academic Scholars who are in stage two of their programmes.
To provide a learning environment which will facilitate personal and professional development through a series of specialist seminars, workshops and learning materials.

The content of the module for 2020-21 is subject to change depending on COVID19 guidelines.

Access to a laptop / desktop /tablet and a wifi connection are necessary to complete this module.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module students will be expected to
present with increased self-confidence;
be aware of the foundations of emotional intelligence as key skills for career effectiveness, self-awareness, self-confidence and self-actualization;
have a greater understanding of personality styles and practical steps of participating in teams to promote team-effectiveness;
to understand the role and importance of relationship building, communication, decision making and collaboration in teams.

Indicative Module Content:

Leadership styles
Emotional intelligence and self-awareness
Presentation master class

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning


Small Group


Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
active/task-based learning; peer and group work; lectures; reflective learning; student presentations, 
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
Group Project: Group presentation of selected topics . This may be done online or on campus depending on the Covid19 guidelines and in consultation with students needs. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Attendance: This is based on participation in module sessions via webinar and / or small group sessions Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


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

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback comments will be posted online and in person where required

Name Role
Assoc Professor Paula Byrne Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 4, 5 Mon 18:00 - 19:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 6 Sat 09:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2 Thurs 18:00 - 20:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 9 Tues 18:00 - 20:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 10 Wed 18:00 - 20:50