Personal and Professional Development

Transform your time as a student by choosing modules that make most of your time at Leeds and prepare you for your future.

Why choose discovery modules from Personal and Professional Development?

This Theme gives you opportunities to develop skills, experience new things, and adapt your knowledge to real-life situations.

Some of these modules will help make you more employable. Some will get you beyond the campus organising events, teaching others, or working with the community. Some will give you skills and approaches that you can use during your time at Leeds – in your presentations, assessments, and final year project. But they all do more than this: they’ll help you take advantage of the fantastic ways that Leeds offers to develop yourself, and to do this within your degree.

If you have any questions about this Discovery Theme, you can contact the Theme Leader: Kevin Linch K.B.Linch@Leeds.ac.uk

Make the most of your discovery modules

If you want to branch out into other Themes, Enterprise and Innovation’ offers modules which cover business and problem-solving. Alternatively, explore acquiring a language further from the Language and Intercultural Understanding’ Theme.

The Sub-themes

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Applied Languages

Learn a language and provide yourself with new possibilities during your degree and for your future. 

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Business and Enterprise

Want to understand the world of business and professional organisations?

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Career Planning and Placement

Focused development for your career plans. 

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Coaching, Leadership and Sport

Make the links between sports and leadership, and develop skills in group dynamics.

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Creative Development

Embrace and nurture your creativity and find ways to use it in research, music, art, heritage and writing.

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Digital Literacy

Understand the digital world, sharpen your IT skills, and curate your online identity.

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Education and Teaching

Considering a career in teaching, child development, or educational policy? Or want to understand how people learn?

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Numeracy and Applied Maths

Numbers are everywhere in our lives. Understand and use them better through these modules.

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Research Collaboration and Public Engagement

Get out there and get involved! These modules will take you beyond the campus to work in the community and with the public.

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