Core Module Information
Module title: Live Project

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: TBS09116
Module leader: Stacey Bushfield
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no prerequisites required for this module.

Description of module content:

This live project module is based on a student/business collaboration, investigating and evaluating a 'live' case study. The projects are dynamic, collaborative and an interactive process whereby students research elements of business activity. The appropriate live project allotted to each team of subject specific students is the core of the module. The briefs are prepared by the teaching team with the host organisation. The project's aim and objectives normally relate to a specific problematic issue or investigation relating to the business's practices or strategic challenges.

You will gain subject specific knowledge according to the project brief. The delivery of the module enables you to develop and apply problem solving, decision making, reflective and teamwork skills, theory and practice of teamwork dynamics, creative thinking, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills for the world of work. .

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify and appraise academic and prior experiential knowledge of the industry and management theories relevant to the solution of an industry-based issue, opportunity, or problem.
LO2: Formulate, carry out, and evaluate an appropriate plan of activity, including identifying team roles and responsibilities and making an active contribution to the team.
LO3: Demonstrate the ability to reach appropriate conclusions based on the available information.
LO4: Engage with a range of source materials and decide which to include in making a case in a business and/or management related context
LO5: Demonstrate self and social awareness by comparing performance of self and team members to agreed criteria.
LO6 Develop and apply your communication, collaboration, critical thinking, curiosity (4Cs) skills during the project to enhance your attributes for future employability in the workplace.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stacey Bushfield
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The live project module integrates prior academic and prior experiential knowledge with that of personal development attributes and employability skills by undertaking a realistic tourism; festival and event; hospitality or marketing industry based live project.

The lectures include project management, professional behaviour and working practices, action research methodology and analysis, teamwork skills and working practices, business report writing and persuasive oral presentations (LO1). Interactive workshops enable the teams to develop and assess their progress in terms of developing professional relationships, problem solving, dealing with conflict, project management, teamwork skills, conducting meetings, business report writing, developing (LOs 1-5). Each team in their ‘consultant’ role is further facilitated by an appropriate subject tutor and business contact (LO3). The workshop programme will include material from the Confident Futures programme and guest speakers will contribute to the lectures.

A Moodle discussion space will be set up for each team to help you to communicate, write and edit as a team if you choose.

This module fosters deep learning and empowers you to take responsibility for your own learning and enables the student to develop and practice a comprehensive range of employability skills relating to the 'real' world of work including: communication, critical reflection, teamwork skills, self and peer assessment, time management, project organisation and planning, and business report writing (LOs 1-6).

Formative Assessment:
You will receive formative feedback through interaction with subject tutors and business contacts during workshops.
Peer review will also be implemented where you will be expected to give feedback to your peers on presentations and written work.
Together these will enable you to develop the 'four Cs' (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and curiosity - LO6)

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment for this module consists of three elements; an 8000-word written report (60%, LOs 1-3), an oral presentation (20%, LOs 3-4), and discussion/participation in workshops (20%, LOs 5-6). You will evaluate a realistic industry-based issue or problem, formulating results and recommendations in the written report, and presenting/defending your proposals in an oral presentation.
This will enable you to develop and assess your skills in both individual and group contexts, using applied theoretical knowledge to analyse a business situation, and incorporating employability skills and personal attributes as an active learner in order to complete the assessments in a 'real-world' context.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 8
Face To Face Seminar 14
Independent Learning Guided independent study 350
Face To Face Project Supervision 14
Independent Learning Fieldwork 14
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 8000
Oral Presentation 20 3-4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Discussion/Participation 20 5-6 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BABM Live Project