Communication and Learning Skills (G6066)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

The aim of this module is to assist you in developing a range of communication, personal organisation and learning skills to enable you to pursue a computing degree at he University of Sussex and a career as a computing professional.

Topics covered may include:

  • Study skills and approaches to learning in higher education
  • Giving presentations
  • Project planning: work breakdown and  time management
  • Writing skills: report structure and presenting technical information
  • Referencing and citing sources
  • Team working: roles and process
  • Reflection on learning.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: